Take a strategic drive. Strategic planning should be a continuous activity. So, you should not start a project, or a new business without a clear plan.

Take a Strategic Drive

Strategic thinking and planning should be a continuous activity. A habit. Unfortunately, for many it’s viewed as a mandatory annual event (commanded by our boss or board) that distracts us from getting our jobs done. To me that equates to driving your car around aimlessly with no purpose, destination, and schedule. For some, this might […]

3 Steps to Detox your Soul. To start the new year on a positive and energizing note, I would like to share with you this three-step detox process.

3 Steps to Detox your Soul

If you live in a developed country, western or eastern civilizations alike, you are exposed to numerous toxins. In particular, mental, emotional, and social toxins. These include excess materialism, stressful work environment, financial concerns, insufficient amount of leisure and family time, reality TV, and overexposure to social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. Our determined […]

All you need is love. There are only three sources of great passion that I know of. You either have to love what you do, love who you do it for, or both.

All You Need is Love

It’s been said: choose a job that you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.   This applies to everyone, and in particular to entrepreneurs. I truly believe that there is no point of starting your own company or business, unless you’re pursuing your passion.   Starting your own company […]

Strategy Lessons from the Military. Businesses can learn from the elite military forces, how to teach and practice strategic planning on a regular basis.

Strategy Lessons from the Military

I’m what you call a “big picture” person. I guess I have always been a strategic thinker. And, I first learned, and became passionate about strategic planning while I was serving as a commanding officer of a military combat unit. Most military forces, and definitely the top ones, teach and practice strategic planning on a regular […]

How to become a learning organization. Companies need to become learning organizations. Knowledge is the most critical competitive resource that they have.

How to Become a Learning Organization

As the famous saying goes: change is the only constant thing in our lives. Indeed, the rate of change has accelerated almost in every aspect of our lives. This includes climate, technology, economic, as well as political and social changes. The Half-Life of Knowledge One important effect of this rapid rate of change is the shrinking […]