Author Archives: William M. McGee

About William M. McGee

Bill McGee is a Managing Partner with McGee Partners LLC, a boutique consulting firm located in Avon, CT. The firm specializes in consulting projects in the areas of strategic management, financial management, and business improvements. He has over thirty-five years of consulting and management experience working with clients in a variety of industries.

Running a Business — Listen and Learn

Many businesses do not take advantage of opportunities to listen to their customers and improve the way their businesses operate. This article attempts to extract a few lessons learned from a routine household experience with driveway contractors. Running a Business … Continue reading

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KPMG Financial Services Consulting – Defining a Market Strategy

During the period from 1993 to 2001, KPMG’s Financial Services Consulting practice on a global basis grew at an unprecedented rate. The market strategy that was defined for the practice was one of the major contributors to that growth. This … Continue reading

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Strategic Management Process – The Operating Stage

The final stage of a strategic management process is the Operating Stage. A company that moves through the first three stages of the process, remains in the Operating Stage forever, or until the company’s business is totally revamped. During this … Continue reading

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Strategic Management Process – The Building Stage

During The Building Stage of a strategic management process, a business performs the work necessary to optimize the results from its strategic direction and market strategy, and to sustain those results over the long-term. This article discusses briefly The Building … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Buddy Roemer and Money In Politics

Politics is not a topic to which I normally pay a lot of attention, perhaps because there always seems to be a lot of people talking, but very few of them are actually doing anything productive. Moreover, this is perhaps … Continue reading

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Why Does No One Seem to Understand Your Business Strategy?

Have you ever asked people you meet, or perhaps a group of your friends, to describe the business and market strategies of their respective companies? If you try it, you should expect to see a lot of confused faces and … Continue reading

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The Strategic Management Process – The Definition Stage

In the definition stage of a strategic management process, a company crafts its market strategy, identifies its natural customer base, and defines key buying factors. The definition stage is the first step along the pathway to better sustained performance. You … Continue reading

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The Strategic Management Process — The Whole Process

At McGee Partners, we are advocates for managing businesses strategically. Strategic management makes the job easier and the results better. What is needed, however, is a strategic management process. Fortunately, we have one that has been developed and refined for … Continue reading

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Ubuntu’s New Unity Desktop

Ubuntu’s new Unity desktop has certainly generated a lot of discussion. From what I have read, many long-time users of Ubuntu don’t like it, preferring the traditional Gnome desktop instead. Or, perhaps that criticism is coming from other Linux distributions, … Continue reading

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Improving Your Strategic Management Process

As I wrote in a recent post, our strategic management framework is both simple and effective. It has four stages that, together, facilitate the management of a business strategically. And in our opinion, the best way to manage a business … Continue reading

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