Building Robust Distribution to Support Strategy – Updated October 2012
Introduction During the past year and a half, I have been working with a variety of different client companies to develop and improve their distribution networks. Distribution really matters when you consider that, on average, half of the price of the product is absorbed by activities related to getting that product from producer to the… Read More ›
A Prescription for Change
You Can Keep the Change…Say What? One of the tough things to swallow in business is the lip service paid by some executives towards change initiatives. It goes something like this: “Yeah, we know have to change but, we are too busy struggling to keep our clients happy while at the same time trying to… Read More ›
Accountability: The X-Factor in Your Organization?
In this context, “the X-Factor” means a hard-to-describe force, influence or quality that has a positive impact on an organization’s performance. I believe that when an organization possesses and promotes the concept of accountability appropriately, the effect can be the X-Factor for the organization, and thus, result in a key competitive advantage. Going From Accounting… Read More ›
Why Does Your Organization Need A Mission Statement?
Well, first of all, a mission statement can be pretty effective at establishing guidelines for people to follow in an effort to achieve a certain loftier, longer term mission. In fact, mission statements have been used throughout history and many have indeed withstood the pressures and tests of time. Think religion and the book of… Read More ›
Making Critical Decisions the R.A.P.I.D. Way
I believe it is increasingly important, no matter what the size and complexity of your organization is, to have a defined decision-making process. Having been a leader of extensive global and regional underwriting and marketing business units that require many fast and accurate decisions, my teams had no choice but to establish formal decision-making roles and responsibilities. In retrospect,… Read More ›
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