Category Archives: Strategy

Are “Best Practices” Stifling Innovation In Your Business?

“Best practices are just past practices. You need next practices.” I once said to a client. The reason? Visit any traditionally managed business and you’ll see the same pattern: they operate like their competitors. They hire the same people and have the same business model, processes, and everything else in between.

How To Make Culture Your Advantage

Imagine this: your employees wake up excited to come to work. They feel valued, heard, and empowered to do their best. Collaboration flows naturally, and creativity sparks around every corner. This isn’t a utopia – it’s the reality for companies that have unlocked the power of culture – their secret weapon for success.

Focus on the Problem Customers Have, Not What the Competition is Doing

I recently had a conversation with a friend who owns a marketing agency. My friend, although very smart, has a very deep tendency to see what competitors are doing and is constantly reacting to what others do. This puts him, and his business, in a bad position. Most business leaders run their businesses the same way, looking at what others do.

Build Your Strategy Around These 12 Things That Won’t Change

Most businesses base their strategy on what is, rarely looking out into the future to consider what’s going to change. Better businesses look out into the future, embrace it, and base their strategy around it. The future is uncertain, it’s a range of possibilities, which makes it difficult to plan for. It’s why most business leaders want to know “What’s going to change in the future?”, it’s a common question. But, a better question is “What’s not going to change in the next ten years?”

Playing to Win: The Game-Changing Mindset

Imagine you’re playing a fun game of tag with your friends. When you play not to lose, it’s like you’re standing in one spot or just hiding behind a tree the whole time, hoping no one tags you. You’re trying to be safe, but you’re also missing out on a lot of the fun and exciting parts of the game. It’s similar to playing games at รักษาความปลอดภัยของคุณที่ UFABET เข้าสู่ระบบ. If you only focus on avoiding losses, you might miss the excitement of taking calculated risks and enjoying the thrill of the game.

Beyond the Echo Chamber: Breaking Free and Thinking for Yourself

Ask Elon. Read what Elon is saying. It seems to me that’s how people get their insights nowadays. Easy. Want to know what’s hard? Forming your own point of view and thinking for yourself. It’s hard because you have to do the work.

The Power of Discomfort: Seeking Out Information That Challenges Your Assumptions

I was reading the HBR article, “3 Strategies for Making Better, More Informed Decisions“, which discusses three strategies for making better, more informed decisions; which are explained below. By following these strategies, you can overcome the limitations of self-serving biases and make more informed choices.