Four Tips for Better Strategic Planning

Harvard Business Review

To counter this dynamic, the CEO of a large financial services firm banned her organization from using a list of words and phrases such as “leverage” “synergy,” “disintermediation,” and “robust” (to pick a few of the most overused terms ). The leadership challenge, however, is to make sure that it’s more than just a corporate exercise – or bad theater. No great strategy was born without careful thought.

The Solution to the Skills Gap Could Already Be Inside Your Company

Harvard Business Review

In a 2013 Deloitte survey of executives at large companies, 39% said they were either “barely able” or “unable” to meet their needs for talent. To the contrary, I believe programs like AT&T’s provide opportunities to keep employee populations relevant—and those with relevant skills are less likely to get disintermediated. Developing employees Employee retention Leadership development Professional transitions Digital Article