The Most Important Decision for the Visionary

In my last post, I presented the perspective that strategic planning is pivotal to decision making in an organization. In this post, we’ll explore the most important decision of the Visionary: choosing the right Integrator.


So, what is the Integrator and what is their role within the organization? O...

10.02.20 04:33 PM - Comment(s)
Strategic Planning is About Decision Making

Every organization has limited resources (some more so than others). These include: cash, staff, knowledge/skill, time, space, technology, etc. So, what is the best use of those limited resource to move your organization forward.


I believe the three primary elements of an operations are structure, it...

31.01.20 01:29 PM - Comment(s)
Connecting the Dots Between Culture and Operations

As I’m a bit of a wine enthusiast, I work part-time at a retail wine store as part of the front-line workforce. Not only do I get to talk about great wines of Bordeaux or Barolo, I get to feel the experience of being on the receiving end of management. The connection between operations and culture w...

22.10.19 02:05 PM - Comment(s)
It's Annual Strategic Planning Season!!!

Most businesses find that the calendar year-end is a good time to complete Annual Strategic Planning (ASP), Why should an organization complete an ASP? 


I’d throw out 3 questions for you to consider:

1.  Does your business serve you? (Are you fulfilled by the work? Does your compensation sup...

14.10.19 01:19 PM - Comment(s)
Cause and Effect

I recently met with my grade school basketball coach (my guess is that it’s been about 40 years since I last saw him). The meeting was a great experience. I often question the value of Facebook, but it did facilitate this re-connection. As we reminisced about those glory days, he stated that the mos...

04.10.19 03:26 PM - Comment(s)