You are here

Strategy

Do you have a clear business strategy? We examine the strategy and tactics practised by some of the world’s most successful companies, and share the policies for strategic success. Leadership Review members automatically receive our annual Strategy Blueprint

Case study: FWWH agency – a failed double partnership

Everybody makes mistakes. But the biggest mistake of all is failure to learn from error. The lessons of misjudgements, miscalculations and mismanagement teach more than success - if you're prepared to face the realities of failure.

When breaking the rules is great for business

That giant of customer service, the late Sam Walton, advised other managements to 'break all the rules.'

Renew your strategy - or die

You don't change for its own sake - you change to realise the strategic vision.

Why customer satisfaction should be your number one goal

What does Mercedes-Benz have in common with H.J. Heinz and Coca-Cola?

Avoid the mistakes that almost wrecked this manager's company

Quality is a word from which few managers can hope to escape for long these days. That's not quality meaning 'goodness, beauty, luxury, brightness or excellence' (to quote guru Philip Crosby), nor even meaning a product free from fault.

Satisfy your customers to strengthen your business

The concept of the all-powerful customer is nothing new; Peter Drucker wrote long ago that 'there is only one valid definition of business purpose - to create a customer'.

Takeovers, mergers and acquisitions – avoid these common mistakes and thrive

The easiest task in management is buying another business – you only need to identify the acquisition target, work out how much you want to pay, and make your offer.

Assess business strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats with SWOT analysis

How far is my company away from failure? The question itself sounds like an admission of inadequacy. The confident manager surely doesn't walk around waiting for nemesis to strike. Rather, confident people strut the stage like a colossus, with all the certainty, say, of Bill Gates.

16 super strategy policies from the business masters

Strategy has been having a wonderful run for management's money.

Corporate strategy: the need for flexibility

When markets are changing rapidly and unpredictably, strategies and tactics must also be flexible.

So revolutionary companies, within a broad visionary context, delegate strategic planning to business units which are able to adapt swiftly to shifting markets. Using IT, the centre controls without interfering. One of the key controls is planning itself.

Buying a business: the do's and don'ts

This is how NOT to buy a business...

How total quality management can stop your company from failing

Business history is littered with the corpses of companies that were hailed and deeply admired, not just by ephemeral stock markets and their acolytes, but by highly experienced and intelligent management gurus.

Pages

Subscribe to Strategy