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Strategy Mistakes

This is the first in a series of detailed articles about mistakes made in strategic planning.

>>> 8 Common Mistakes In Strategic Planning And Development

We will look at how strategy and tactics fit together and must be used together if a business is going to achieve its vision or strategic objective.

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and you as the business owner are going to achieve your big objectives.

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Strategy And Tactics

Let’s start with some definitions because these two word are often confused. In particular tactics are often mistaken for strategy. [continue reading…]

in 3 – Your Strategic Positioning

8 Common Mistakes In Strategy Implementation

Every business should know where it is going and, if it is big enough to have a senior management team rather than one dominant entrepreneur and owner, that usually means putting together a strategic plan.

Preparing a plan does not guarantee that it will be fit for purpose and in another article I look at the common mistakes.

>>> Common Mistakes In Strategic Planning And Development

The problems of strategy failure don’t stop at the risk of creating a bad plan.

A good plan won’t be worth anything if it isn’t implemented.

Common Mistakes In Strategy Implementation

This is where it does get more difficult since you have to provide leadership to get your staff, customers and suppliers to take action. [continue reading…]

in 3 – Your Strategic Positioning, Business Problems And Mistakes

Businesses are encouraged to spend time developing a business strategy for how they will compete profitably.

I am a believer but I will also accept that businesses with a time intensive strategic plan can also have performance problems and ultimately fail.

I also believe that every business has a strategy because if there is one from formal planning, one emerges from the decisions, actions and behaviours of the senior management.

What Causes Strategy Failure?

The strategy problem can be split into two:

  • Strategic planning and development – either no strategy has been formally developed and the emergent strategy is inconsistent and unfocused or a poor strategy, doomed to failure, has been created; or
  • Strategy implementation – the strategy is sound but the implementation of the strategy fails.

Common Mistakes In Strategic Planning And Development [continue reading…]

in 3 – Your Strategic Positioning, Business Problems And Mistakes