How to be more strategic

This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of How to be More Strategic.

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Get the webinar

If you missed it you can download the recording.

Members of Azzarello group can download this webinar for free. Read More “How to be more strategic”

3 ideas to greatly improve your business plan

3 strategy ideas              

As we begin the calendar year, I have received many questions about strategic business planning and how to make it more effective.

I have found myself repeating the same ideas, so I decided to collect them in a blog post, as well as create bundle of expert webinars on the topic. Read More “3 ideas to greatly improve your business plan”

Developing Strategic Habits

The Webinar:

This month’s webinar was on


If you missed it you can
Download the Podcast
Download the whole Webinar
(which includes the presentation, and useful worksheets and templates.)
(more information below)

This is a good webinar to download if you find yourself being drawn into tactical or administrative work too much of the time, or if you always feel too busy to accomplish important, longer-term things. Read More “Developing Strategic Habits”

Don't inflict your slides on others

Your Slides…

As an executive, your team creates all kinds of reports, spread sheets and slides…

… to plan, run, measure, and report on what you are doing in your operation.

While you need these detailed materials to run your function, please don’t inflict them on others! Read More “Don't inflict your slides on others”

Will Your Strategy Succeed?

Strategic Progress

In this month’s webinar we talked about the critical difference between tactical progress and strategic progress.


Listen or download the webinar to learn more.

Your strategy will only succeed if you execute it.

We talked about 4 common things that block organizations from making strategic progress on their business, and what to do about them:


Read More “Will Your Strategy Succeed?”

3 ways to screw up your business

Oops!!People, Process, and Profit

I had a mentor teach me that that business success was based on these three things in this order.  People, Process, Profit.

Do things on purpose

From decades of watching successful business leaders, lessons learned  from my own experience as a GM and CEO, and my work with business leaders today, I know that focused, proactive attention in these areas can help you reduce risk and go faster. Read More “3 ways to screw up your business”

Do we need more data?

Jump In

Are you implementing your strategy
or studying it?

I was working with a CEO and his executive team on their strategy when we came to an interesting point in the day about their needing a game-changing initiative.

The group brainstormed for awhile, and discussed several potential game changers.  Read More “Do we need more data?”