Is Your In-house Learning Function A Cost Center Or A Strategic Enabler?

A global survey by HCM Advisory Group found that 48% of executives view their company’s learning function either as a necessary but high-cost contributor or as sunk cost. 52% see the learning function as a strategic enabler for the organization.  86% of the survey participants were US companies. A learning function becomes a strategic enabler as…

What 3 Actions Can Drive Success For a New CEO?

“New CEOs face a critical strategic choice. Should they settle into the job, spend a year or more getting to know their businesses, and then start shifting the portfolio? Or is it better to act quickly and boldly early on to divert resources from mature activities to a new generation of corporate opportunities?” This key…

What Can Small Local Businesses Do To Compete With Giants?

There’s an article in the September issue of CNNMoney that fires up the imagination. It’s about a competitive challenge, which points our thinking straight to Strategy. Click the link below to read this article, “Local Shops Fear Amazon’s Expansion,” by By Jose Pagliery: http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/04/smallbusiness/amazon-expansion/index.html?iid=SF_SB_Lead This information-packed article describes Amazon’s aggressive growth plans and its capacity…

Favorite Finds: Videos on Strategy, Execution and H.R. Management

Picture from Pinterest[/caption] We hope you’ll enjoy and find value in the following videos! Please share your questions and comments! Contact us to learn more about our services. Videos From YouTube – Michael Porter on Competitiveness http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5I_cnpP99U&list=TL6t8q9HLj8as From YouTube – 1-hour+ Lecture 24 by Michael Porter – ECON http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvYwKM5bY0s From YouTube – Michael Porter – The Five…

Get Excited and Try New Things!

Get excited and create things! Get excited and change things! Get excited and try new things! All are welcome to list tools discovered or used effectively to support strategy execution. Note: These are exciting finds for experimentation, and unless so indicated in writing they are not recommended or endorsed by Rosanna Nadeau & Associates. Exciting…

The 5 Keys to Strategy Execution: #1. Strategic Understanding

Photo courtesey of Pinterest There’s an excellent article in Forbes, written by John Kotter on July 19, 2013, called “When CEOs Talk Strategy, 70% Of The Company Doesn’t Get It”. And in June, 2013, an article in Harvard Business Review, “When CEOs Talk Strategy, Is Anyone Listening?”cited research recently completed by Timothy Devinney and associates…