Strategic Management Articles

Strategic management is a field that deals with the major intended and emergent initiatives taken by general managers on behalf of owners, involving utilization of resources, to enhance the performance of firms in their external environments. 

Business Valuation Methods - Know the Value of your Business

Business valuation is the process of assigning the economic value of your company. The process is important if you want to sell or buy a commerce. For the sellers, they want it to be as high as possible, whereas for the buyer they want the opposite....

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Are You Better Than Your Competitors?

Real competitive advantages - things like brand name recognition, patented manufacturing processes or exclusive rights to a scarce resource - cannot be easily copied....

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Problem Solving Techniques for the Business Professional

The most important part of any executive's job is identifying and solving problems objectively and quickly. Your success in business depends upon it. However a typical day of any executive makes this, at times, an uphill struggle....

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Gravity Happens

It's not just dinosaurs that get stuck in a tar pit of gravity. We can all get stuck in our status quo, without even seeing it coming. That's the tough thing about status quo and gravity; they're sneaky. Even the best of innovators can get stuck in gravity sometimes....

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You Get What You Pay For

Contraction is great for silly dollars. We all know there are ways to save and reduce spending, in our business and in our lives. But we must be conscious and selective about where we cut - and where we invest....

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Time Honored Truths

Challenging our status quo beliefs, actions and processes is important as we reach for sustainable growth. The truths we hold dear may be holding us back. The truths we've forgotten, or ignored, may indeed be our key to success....

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Are You an 'And' or an 'Or'?

Our status quo training tells us that business is a battle. It's either us OR our supposed competitors. What opportunities are we missing because of that thinking?...

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Serving for Success

The elements of business success go far beyond simple bottom line calculations. Success comes from an attitude and focus on serving others, not just our balance sheets....

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