Long term thinking – right now

“If you don’t have a real stake in the new, then just surviving on the old – even if it is about efficiency – I don’t think is a long-term game.” – Satya Nadella Is any business safe surviving on “the old”? Managing a product or service that is in decline requires skill. Companies that do it well can use Read More …

A manager’s guide to the annual plan

Creating the annual plan is like solving a puzzle. Participating in the annual plan has always been a challenge to me to a certain extent for two reasons: In the past, I viewed the activity as more forecasting than planning. The plan was a list of goals and objectives that we hoped to achieve but we never knew what changes Read More …