Category Archives: Strategic Management

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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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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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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Strategic Management Process

There are many strategic frameworks available to assist a company develop a business strategy.  Most of them are analytical frameworks, and most of them are complex.  We have a slightly different view of strategy.  We don’t believe in just strategic analytics, … Continue reading

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Classic Mistakes in Business Strategy

For the past 30 or more years, I have spent the majority of my time helping clients in some way with business strategy. Over the years, I have been able to formulate a number of insights regarding the effectiveness of … Continue reading

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