strategy

BIV Boardroom Strategy - Oct 6-12, 2009 [Total read time: 4 mins] In the last two decades, efforts to meet the challenge of reducing the complexity of strategic planning brought about two new approaches: The Balanced Scorecard by Kaplan and Norton in 1992 and Mastering the Rockefeller...

Boardroom Strategy: Mike Desjardins Friday, 07 August 2009 Ten tips for leading businesses in turbulent times There’s no denying these are turbulent times. But there are things that you can do to lead your team and your company to success against the odds. Here are the...

Jeffrey Kearney, one of the Mentors at ViRTUS, send me the link to this TED talk the other day. It's a relatively short video of behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, discussing his own counter intuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings on...

Link to the recorded presentation: http://tinyurl.com/mjdrn2 Books I mentioned: Good to Great by Jim Collins Eighth Habit by Stephen Covey Winning by Jack & Suzie Welch Link to our website: http://www.virtusinc.com ...

On Tuesday, June 16th, at 10am PST, ViRTUS will be collaborating with Mindfield Group to present a webinar focusing on the top 10 things that leaders throughout your organization need to focus on during turbulent times.  This 60 min webinar (30 mins presentation, 30 mins...

Joel Shapiro emailed me a link to an article that Malcolm Gladwell has written in this week's New Yorker magazine, that takes the story of David versus Goliath and connects it to modern examples of how to change the game in your favour. Here are two...

It's during turbulent times, whether it be the current global economic situation or in times of industry or organization crisis, that CEOs have a tremendous opportunity to pull the people in their organization together towards a common goal.  As Francois De La Rochefoucauld said, "there...

At ViRTUS our Wildly Courageous Decision (WCD) is to become the Apple of the consulting world.  I've been asked numerous times to go into more detail about the process of defining a WCD. First off, the Wildly Courageous Decision is actually a blend of two different...

The most effective framework for strategic planning for a small to medium sized entrepreneurial company that I've come across is laid out in the book, The Rockefeller Habits, by Verne Harnish. If you've been looking to find a straightforward way to engage your team in a...