Business Management Strategies For The Entrepreneurially Challenged

These days, anyone can start a business, which has both its upsides and downsides at the same time. Everyone should have an equal opportunity to create a unique product or a brand, but the market quickly becomes saturated with all kinds of things. Sometimes the good just can’t manage to make its way up and distinguish itself from the mediocre and bad.

With the growing trend of various start-ups, most of those business ideas are hit-or-miss, which means that there’s a high possibility that your company will quickly become a thing of past, as soon as something goes south. 

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https://thriveglobal.com/stories/business-management-strategies-for-the-entrepreneurially-challenged/

Strategic Management in Fashion

The core of strategic management taught in Business Schools around the world is Professor Michael E Porter’s five forces, along with his seminal article “What is Strategy?” The aim of this approach is to achieve competitive advantage that has some durability and longevity. Two approaches achieve this. One is to be more effective as a company, by undertaking different activities; the other is to be more efficient as a company by using different approaches, to a similar end as your competitor.

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https://www.whichplm.com/strategic-management-in-fashion/

Managerial Leadership Is the Critical Link between the CEO and the Front Line

When a strategy or a major initiative within an organization fails to deliver the desired results, it’s easy to get sucked into a blame game between the departments. However, the fault often lies in poor management and a weak link between the CEO and the front line employees. The poor delegation of work, micromanaging employees and not nurturing accountability are among the factors that can contribute to the lack of success of an organization.

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https://effectivemanagers.com/dwight-mihalicz/managerial-leadership-is-the-critical-link-between-the-ceo-and-the-front-line/

Strategy & Performance in Olathe, KS and Durham, NC

At the 2019 Transforming Local Government Conference, our own Laura Chandler had the opportunity to participate in a podcast with Ed Foley from the City of Olathe and Josh Edwards from the City of Durham to discuss how they manage performance, track data, and more to achieve their strategic visions.

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https://www.clearpointstrategy.com/strategy-performance-in-local-government-podcast/

SUSTAIN STRATEGIC FOCUS: ALIGN WITH EXTERNAL CYCLES

Gaining a different perspective and discovering new influences on success are ideal outcomes of a robust strategic planning process. However, they don’t have to be packed away as you document your plan and move into implementation. The teams that immediately work to change their operational planning to include newly discovered external influences are better able to sustain strategic focus and accelerate performance against strategic goals.

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https://www.focusedmomentum.com/blog/align-with-influential-external-cycles

Use Balanced Scorecard for effective strategic implementation

Emerging out of the worst economic downturn in its history, Tolko Industries Ltd. was facing serious challenges. Tolko is one of the leading manufacturers of a wide range of forest products for customers around the world. It is a 60 years old company. Tolko’s prior strategy relied almost exclusively on sales to the U.S. and its sales dropped during the subprime crisis of US in 2007. The 3,500 employees were depressed by layoffs, and the company was challenged to retain good people.

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https://drvidyahattangadi.com/use-balanced-scorecard-for-effective-strategic-implementation/

A Partner Strategy Without Sales Operations Alignment Is Destined for Trouble

It is a story told time and time again. As a Sales Operations leader in your organization, every day feels like an uphill battle. You have KPI’s to hit, and leadership is looking for results. However, nothing seems to be going smoothly, and it isn’t your fault. Your systems are down more than they are up. You can’t make heads or tails of your data. The projects no one wants with unrealistic deadlines are always appointed to your team.

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https://salesbenchmarkindex.com/insights/a-partner-strategy-without-sales-operations-alignment-is-destined-for-trouble/

76% of organizations use a strategic content management approach

Chart of the Week: 76% of marketers say their companies follow a strategic approach to marketing but not all of these have a documented content strategy.

The majority of marketers say that their organization takes a strategic approach to managing their content. According to new research from the Content Marketing Institute, 76% of marketers state that their company follows a strategic approach when it comes to content marketing.

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https://www.smartinsights.com/content-management/organizations-use-strategic-content-management-approach/

360° Stakeholder Engagement and Collaboration: The Key to Effective Strategy Management

We all know the story. Once a year the senior team disappear for a two-day off-site (typically at a very comfortable hotel) and craft the organization’s strategy and goals for the following year. Highly enthused by their “brilliant” strategy they return to the workplace and expect middle managers to be equally excited and in turn junior managers and front-line staff.

Read more at: http://www.performax360.com/360-stakeholder-engagement-and-collaboration-the-key-to-effective-strategy-management/

Linking Strategies That Build Topical Authority


You know you need to create in-depth, authoritative content that attracts your audience and keeps them coming back. You also know that creating that content can help you rank on SERPs.

But there’s more to gaining topical authority than quality content. A lot of your perceived authority also comes from the number of quality backlinks your site earns.

Read more at: https://blog.marketmuse.com/linking-strategies-topical-authority/