Embracing Crisis Management Thinking – Unique 1

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Steve shares seven tips on what clients can do to embrace a crisis management thinking mentality.

  1. Focusing on big picture ramifications to actions such as exchange rate, competitors, etc.
  2. Think about the possibility of multiple events occurring at one time. Three, don’t think you are done after you put a preventive measure in place.
  3. Be prepared to deal with preventative measure if it fails.
  4. Test your plan in war games before rolling out your official plan.
  5. Integrate crisis planning with strategic planning.
  6. Be aware that often after a crisis, new opportunities can present themselves.
  7. Be creative when planning on how you can communicate during a crisis.

Implementing Your Strategic Direction

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Steve shares ways that organizations can successfully implement their strategic direction. These include having great communication among your organization, at all levels, hold people accountable, provide resources, celebrating victories early and often and use informal meetings as opposed to just reports and statistics to keep a clear eye on your progress.

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Biggest Mistakes In Regards To Strategy Formulation and Implementation

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Steve explains that the mistakes he sees in strategy formulation. These include things like; organizations are typically not bold/big enough, building up from what they already do instead of building down from what they want to achieve, creating processes that are static, instead of preparing for an ever changing market place, lack of communication in the strategy, failure to hold people accountable, not providing resources necessary to make the strategy successful.


Why Rely On Outside Consultants

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Steve explains how companies can benefit from using an outside consultant. First and foremost, they can gain a different perspective. Consultants can be detached from your industry which allows them to come in without having assumptions on how things typically work. The ability to disagree with leaders is also an important reason.


Identity And Mindset Change. Are You Really Who You Think You Are?

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Steve explores the idea of rediscovering who you are as a company and moving away from your comfort zone so that you may realize new possibilities, as opposed to sticking to your “core” which has been the popular methodology in the past. He suggests that organizations identify themselves by what their values are as opposed to merely what they do.


Challenges My Clients Face

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Steve  shares some of the challenges he sees his clients facing in today’s market. These are things such as declining demand in the domestic market and trying to grow in the international market, and changing the mindset of how their organization is perceived.


Profiles Of My Best Clients

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Steve explains what his successful clients do to stay at the top of their game. First, his clients embrace change without fear, second, they have a willingness to learn and third, they are able to look at risk in a more rational way than their competitors