Portfolio of strategy initiatives

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A reminder from McKinsey makes a strong case that uncertainty calls for flexible pursuit of diverse initiatives – but strategic management of a portfolio of initiatives works is always needed. Any organizations takes at least some initiatives, over and above the continuing management of business-as-usual – major investments, product launches, entering new markets, setting up joint ventures and so on. The challenge is working out which to do in what order over what timescale for the best total impact on the trajectory of future performance, and ...

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Good & bad downturn advice

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I have commented on some of the consultants’ and journals’ advice in earlier posts, so thought I would share what some senior execs think who I’ve been asking in recent events. Here’s just a few … 

I asked for two ratings – Useful [no, a little, very] – and Dangerous [no, a little, very] – and allowed people to respond with both if they felt a suggestion was both potentially useful, but also came with dangers. Following are the most common ...

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