Without Strategy, Change is Merely Substitution, Not Evolution

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Why do we need a new strategic plan at the beginning of each year? Common responses include: Changing dynamics in the marketplace. Board members and shareholders demand it. Executives want to further solidify their control of performance outcomes that benefit them. Employees require it to effectively do their jobs. When recently asked this question, my […]


Strategy is More Than a Plan

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Strategy, like innovation and lots of other business buzzwords, seems to mean less the more it’s mentioned. As we’ve posted before, most strategy turns out to be “strategery“, but this definition, from Lawrence Freedman via Martin Weigel’s blog is a nice one: Strategy is much more than a plan. A plan supposes a sequence of […]


A Community Partnership with Impact

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To build healthier communities, it takes committed individuals and organizations working together to address causes that align with  — whether that is reducing violence, revitalizing an urban neighborhood, or promoting child health. With over 20 Best Buy Best Buy Teen Tech Centers scattered across the country, the Centers provide a safe, interactive space for teens […]


Five CSR Trends Every Company Can Get Behind

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Originally posted on CommunityVoice™  Written by: Amanda Ponzar With recent data breaches, global riots, government shutdowns, rising nationalism, international tensions, crippling inequality, fear of artificial intelligence replacing jobs — the list goes on — even the most positive person can feel discouraged, unable to see a way forward. The 2019 trends in corporate social responsibility […]


Create a Strategy with IMPACT, Not Strategery

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Wikipedia defines strategy as “is a high level to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty.” The word is of military origin, deriving from the Greek word strategos. In military usage strategy is distinct from tactics, which are concerned with the conduct of an engagement, while strategy is concerned with how different engagements are […]


Hello world!

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“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” —Warren Buffett Establishing a reputation takes time. Building a successful partnership also takes time. It’s important for you and your organization to create the right framework from the start and review the […]