Avoid the Roadrunner Business Strategy Approach

Like many growing up in the 1960’s, I watched a lot of Warner Brothers cartoons on a Saturday morning. But one that always infuriated me was the Roadrunner series. Remember the plots? Wylie Coyote, desperate for a roadrunner dinner, planned and implemented strategy...

Strategic Decision Myth #2: This decision is easy

How many times have you run into the senior manager who has all the answers? Now, I’m not talking about the person who seems to come up with the right answers. I’m talking about the individual who is so confident in his/her abilities that they consistently make a “gut...

Strategic Decision Myth 1: I don’t have time

Sometimes effective strategic decision-making is avoided. Not because the company lacks the capability to make these types of decisions. Rather, companies fail to grapple with strategic issues because of preconceived notions. Often these perceptions are based in myth,...