Strategy


May

12

2020
Talent Optimization in Unprecedented Times

Talent Optimization in Unprecedented Times

I have talked to close to 50 CEOs and business owners in the past two months. When inquiring how their business is, the response is a range from devastation to this being the best year ever. This range has caused a chain reaction in the talent sector that has forced furloughs, layoffs, and hiring sprees. This level of activity would normally have taken place over...

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Apr

29

2020
Crisis Leadership Communications

Crisis Leadership Communications

I was catching up with Dr. Deena Brown the other day and after listening to her for five minutes, I couldn’t hit the record button fast enough. Here’s the rest of our conversation about leadership communications during a crisis.   To Listen To The Crisis Leadership Communications Webinar, Click Play Dr. Deena Brown: Well, in regards to crisis leadership, at this point in time, communication...

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Jan

22

2020
2 Underused Negotiation Strategies That Can Help You Come Out as a Winner in a Negotiation

2 Underused Negotiation Strategies That Can Help You Come Out as a Winner in a Negotiation

A negotiation is a discussion between two parties used to help reach an agreement. For many major purchases in our life, we will have to use negotiation skills to try and get a good deal. The same thing occurs in business. Today we will go over 2 overlooked negotiation strategies that can be used to help you get the better end of the deal. Be...

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Jul

12

2019
The ABC’s of Supply Chain Management

The ABC’s of Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management is a common function in large organizations that deal with producing and delivering products. As complex as the job is, understanding it couldn’t be simpler. Running a large business is not an easy job. Because of many moving parts, it can be difficult to keep track of what needs to be managed. Especially when it comes to manufacturing and delivering a product....

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Mar

30

2019
Get Paid by Using a Statement of Work

Get Paid by Using a Statement of Work

The statement of work’s importance in terms of both the sale and delivery of independent executives’ work for clients is paramount How much or how little you put into yours is up to you and will depend on the situation and the client. For details on creating a statement of work and what to include, refer to our book, How I Fired My Boss and...

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Jan

31

2019
Quality Assurance Manager Strategic Plan – Interim Management Success Stories

Quality Assurance Manager Strategic Plan – Interim Management Success Stories

The results a strategic plan implemented by interim management achieved This article examines the impact of a strategic plan created by interim executive for  $17 million medical device manufacturer. This business brought in an Interim Chief Strategy Officer who was then able to transition into the Quality Assurance Manager, only 2-3 days a week over a total of 8 months to help address many of...

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Jan

27

2019
Planning and Implementation of Strategy in 4 Steps

Planning and Implementation of Strategy in 4 Steps

Implementation of strategy, an effective strategy, goes far beyond just outlining one in a management retreat. Planning, developing and implementation of strategy in the right way makes it an effective one! There are four steps to ensure you and your team are on the road to a successful outcome. In a previous post on Cerius, we spoke of those four great steps that keep your company moving in...

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Nov

24

2018
The Process of Strategic Planning to Raise Capital

The Process of Strategic Planning to Raise Capital

Strategic planning is more important than you think Strategic planning not only defines the direction for your company, but it also addresses complex matters like the especially important issue of how to raise capital. Getting your business off the ground is a major achievement, but to go further, a little bit of additional working capital can broaden your horizons. On a previous post on the...

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Sep

18

2018
The Difference Between Operations and Strategy

The Difference Between Operations and Strategy

Managers today need to know there’s a difference between operations and strategy. Both aspects of the business work parallel to each other, boosting performance and creating a competitive edge. Think of operations and strategy like two separate but essential engines on a boat. Both engines run efficiently and independently to ensure a smooth and fast journey. Running on one engine can lead you in a...

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May

22

2018
Planning an Operations Strategy for Your Business

Planning an Operations Strategy for Your Business

The goal of every business is to create value for its shareholders. Setting targets and then achieving them is the work of a good operations strategy in the right direction. The operations strategy of a company defines its long-term goals in sync with its vision and mission. By leading the organization in the right direction, it is able to deliver sustainable growth and security, and...

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