Strategy Execution – Four Critical Things All Employees Need to Know

By Robert Brodo | Jun 21, 2016 11:17:50 AM

While facilitating the launch of our new Leading Strategic Execution™ business simulation workshop this week, I asked my group of participants a simple question; “If you Google ‘Strategy Execution,’ how many responses do you get?”

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Leading the Way Through Strategic Tension...

By Robert Brodo | Feb 16, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Between Flawless Execution and Innovation

They are two of the most important concepts and drivers of long term success in business; “Flawless Execution” and “Innovation.”

Most businesses thrive and stay in business through the efficient operationalization of a value proposition to customers.  The process of delivering a value proposition over and over again should create strong efficiencies and should create a culture of flawless execution.  Flawless execution is when the value proposition is delivered to the customer without any mistakes and the customer is 100% satisfied that the value proposition is the value proposition ordered.

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Connecting Daily Tasks to your Global Business Strategy

By Robert Brodo | Feb 9, 2016 8:59:25 AM

It is one of the most difficult leadership challenges faced everyday by leaders of people, leaders of leaders, and leaders of businesses; how to connect the minutiae of managing daily tasks to the global business strategy that is being executed by your company.

In the world of a “typical” employee, there are many distractions including the global 24/7 day, too much work to manage with limited resources, social media, unlimited sources of news, family obligations, and regular life (like banking and getting dry cleaning).  The challenge to leaders is how to create a culture and support it with processes to make sure there is alignment, collaboration, focus, and ultimately the best business results.

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Customer Intimacy Strategy with Changing Customers?

By Robert Brodo | Dec 22, 2015 9:31:33 AM

One of the most exciting parts of being the lead Business Acumen training consultant for more than 20 Fortune 1000 companies is the endless number of opportunities to learn and explore business-topics in more detail through my blogs and other research.

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Business Strategy Lessons from the Demise of the A&P

By Robert Brodo | Dec 1, 2015 11:05:52 AM

Last week brought an end to one of the most iconic brands in American industry history, The Great American & Pacific Tea Company which owned retail grocery stores under the brand names of A&P, Pathmark, Super Fresh, Waldbaums, and Food Emporium.  The retail food industry is a very tough business and it can be considered a highly commoditized business.  Last week, I published a blog titled “Applying an Advanced Business Acumen Perspective to Commoditized Markets” which shared new frameworks and ideas about how to compete successfully in highly commoditized markets like retail food. Sadly for consumers, the death of A&P is a story that fits into this framework and can provide interesting and useful business strategy lessons and the application of Advantexe’s Commodity Quadrant Tool which we provide to our clients and readers of this blog (Download the Commodity Quadrant Tool)

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