Category: individual strategy

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Should Individuals, or Individual Teams, Have a Strategy?

The simplest answer to this question is, yes, strategy should be found at all levels of an organization, including the individual and team level. Creating and working a comprehensive business strategy is...

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The Power Which Knowledge Gives

The word relevance has become a common buzzword in modern business. According to Dictionary.com, the word relevant means, “bearing upon or connected with the matter in hand; pertinent.” In a way, Madison...

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What Are You Aiming At?

What do you want out of life? When asked this question, most people answer, simply, “I don’t know.” That may not be a completely accurate answer. People have a really good idea...

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Empowered? Think and Just Figure It Out

Recently I sought the professional input from a colleague regarding a dilemma I was having on a project.  His response, however, caught me off guard.  With a smile on his face he...

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7 Ways to Live and Work Strategically

Strat-e-gy (strat-i-jee): a plan, method, or series of maneuvers or stratagems for obtaining a specific goal or result.1 Every organizational unit can and will benefit from living and working more strategically. I’m...

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Processionary Caterpillars – Are Your Eyes Wide Shut?

There is a type of caterpillar called a processionary caterpillar, so named because one will establish a direction and all the others will fall in very closely behind and move in the...

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Time Management is NOT the Problem

"If only I had enough time to... (fill in your own blank)". How many times have you heard someone say those words in the last week? How many times have you thought...

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Strategic Thinking is not Strategic Management

Upon meeting new people, one of the first questions I am asked is often, "Where do you work?" or "What do you do?" This was the case a few nights ago, after...

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“Avoid Death” by being Strategic

I'm sure that many of you receive funny or "send to ten people in the next ten minutes or suffer the consequences" emails and videos from friends almost every day. If you...