Two Components of Sustainable Growth
Sustainable business growth strategy is a
practical approach to achieving top-line growth and bottom-line results.
The Tao of Business Success
The Tao of Business Success
helps you achieve much more with much
less effort. It gives you advice that imparts perspective and
It applies equally well to
of a large corporation or the running of a small business...
Balanced Business System
Sustainable competitive advantage is the prolonged benefit of
implementing some unique value-creating strategy based on unique
combination of internal organizational
that cannot be replicated by competitors...
Organizational Capability Approach
9 Signs of a Losing Organization
organizational capability approach nurtures three of the most critical
factors essential to achieve superior, sustainable results:
organizational alignment, and
Conversely, taking action to achieve strategic
focus, organizational alignment, and operating discipline develops
Balance Your Business System
The primary goal of any business is to increase
stakeholder value. It is achieved through a dynamic balancing of competing
values. In order for a business to maximize economic value, it must balance
customer satisfaction and competitive market forces with internal cost
5 Basic Elements
The leaders of great companies are
not just great at growing profits.
Most importantly, they are organizational
architects determined to establish institutional excellence for as long as
the company is in business.
institutional excellence is in place, companies
can achieve industry leadership for decades and generations"5...
Creating a Culture for Innovation
By: Soren Kaplan
culture, especially when it comes to creating
a culture of innovation, is a daily task that involves elevating the mundane to the
By managing the strategic levers of
culture, and by practicing the strategies of envisioning, communicating
and sponsoring, it becomes possible to create a culture of innovation
and drive long-term strategic advantage...
Market Leadership Strategies
is dominant in its industry
and has substantial market share.
If you want to lead the market, you must be the industry leader
in developing new business models and new products or services.
You must be on the cutting edge of new technologies and
innovative business processes. Your customer value proposition
must offer a superior solution to a customers' problem, and your
product must be well differentiated...
The most successful companies are those that
have developed aggressive venture
strategies and have made ventures critical components of their strategic
and operating success. For today's corporations, traditional internal
efficiency improvements and "synergistic" acquisitions are no longer
sufficient sources of growth in most industry segments that had grown
crowded and hypercompetitive. The new challenge is to search for emerging
"white space" opportunities, "new-business creations that would meet the
unmet, unserved needs of customers in emerging markets."1...
Do more with less – "focus on
something that is
not just different from the rest, but something you can continue to deliver
better than anyone else. And continue delivering it! Don't get sidetracked
into growth by category extensions and businesses you don't belong in."8
Customer Success 360
Business Process Management (EBPM)
EBPM is "a deliberate
and collaborative approach to systematically - and systemically - managing
all of a company's business processes."1
process-managed enterprise supports,
The Tao of empowers and
encourages their initiative, enables and allows its people to perform
Strategic Innovation is the creation of growth
strategies, new product categories, services or
business models that change
the game and generate significant
new value for customers and the
Innovation is the specific tool of
entrepreneurs. Doing new things, or doing old things in new ways is how
exploit change as an opportunity for a different business or a different
service. Entrepreneurs and
entrepreneurial leaders see change as the norm and as healthy; they always
search for change, respond to it, and exploit it as an opportunity....
Entrepreneurial Leader: 4 Specific Attributes
Sustainable Business Models
new era of unrelenting change and competition, your face a daunting
challenge: how to sustain the
of your firm.
"The fact is, no matter how bulletproof your firm's current
business model, it will be challenged by
new business models."4
The new reality is that business
models have shorter shelf life. You must constantly attempt to discover new
business models if you hope to survive and grow...
Hypercompetition is a key feature of a new
economy. With the enormous competition markets today are driven by choice:
your targeted customers have too many choices, all of which can be fulfilled
instantly. Choosing among multiple options is always based on differences,
implicit or explicit, so you ought to differentiate in order to give the
customer a reason to chose your product or service. Thus, "differentiation
is one of the most important strategic and tactical activities in which
companies must constantly engage. It is not discretionary."9...
Innovation is the
key driver of
competitive advantage, growth, and
profitability. There are many parts of the whole field of innovation:
new product development, creative
approaches to problem solving,
idea management, suggestion systems,
etc. All of these components are important. "Yet approaching them piecemeal
will bring piecemeal results... These seemingly disparate issues must be
integrated into a single overarching strategy if they are to be mobilized in
the quest for growth."5 In this new era of systemic innovation,
you must design your firm's innovation
Innovation: 7 Areas
Managing Innovation versus Managing
Innovation is a learning process, the product of which is new applied
knowledge. Operations is an established process driven by existing
knowledge. Operations generate today's value, while innovation creates
tomorrow's opportunities. The primary difference between operations and
innovation is uncertainty. It eludes planning, prediction and containment...
Managing Innovation Projects: Business Synergies
Sustainable Innovation System
model synthesizes and defines the core elements of innovation, their
behavior and interaction. The power of this good model makes it easier to
understand complex issues and dynamics of innovation, separate its elements
and examine them is greater depth. It establishes a framework that helps you
to demystify the innovation process and its driving forces, to reveal the
unique innovation practices of market champions and understand what makes
them so successful and unique...
service-profit chain is a powerful phenomenon that stresses the
both employees and customers – and how linking them can leverage corporate
Creating a work environment that encourages rapid response to
customers' needs and attentive follow-through is the key to leveraging the
power of the service-profit chain. This is only possible when people are
make decisions and are
By encouraging employees to go beyond the literal
boundaries of their jobs – to make suggestions for improvement – you gain
not just a part, but the full potential of their contributions to the
Environmental issues and
increasingly reflected in business decisions. No business that strives to
remain competitive, open to new markets and new opportunities can afford to
ignore the global demands for environmental quality. Concepts and tools such
life-cycle assessment (LCA),
design for environment
(DfE) and extended producer responsibility (EPR) are rapidly becoming key
tools for forward-thinking corporations...
Moving with Speed
new economy where everything is moving faster and it's only going to get
faster, the new mantra is, "Do it more with less and do it faster".6...
Growing Is Less
Risky than Not Growing...
Do-or-die Struggle for Growth...
Growing In the
Practices of Successful Companies...
Working On Your
Opportunity-driven Business Development...
Commandments for Building a Growing Company...
Developing Sustainable Growth Strategy
From the Outside In...
Achieving Top-Line Growth...
Improving Business Performance: Virtuous
Sustainable Growth Strategy From the Outside In...
Qualities of Sustainable Growth Business...
Relentless Growth Attitude...
Five Guiding Principles for Spreading the Relentless Growth Attitude...
Growing Is a
- a Japanese Concept for Successful Business Growth...
Harnessing the Power
Building a Growth Culture...
Driving Growth Through Innovation...
Sustainable Innovation System...
Using the Innovation
FutureStep - a New Strategic Management Process...
The Tao of
from Jack Welch...