Nuggets Of Knowledge

Basic Business Cents Advanced Strategic Improvements Practices 2014 Conference Dr. Charles Liedtke, owner of Strategic Improvement Systems, hosts the Advanced Strategic Improvement Practices Conference each year in the Twin Cities where representatives from selected organizations present their performance improvement initiatives, results obtained, and lessons learned. It is a great day of sharing and learning from…
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Strategy Execution

Basic Business Cents Football coaches are fond of explaining a loss by assuring reporters that they had a sound game plan but the players just didn’t execute. In my opinion, that is just a cop out by insecure coaches as they have the responsibility to prepare the players. Tragically, that is also often the case…
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Strategy Execution

Basic Business Cents Football coaches are fond of explaining a loss by assuring reporters that they had a sound game plan but the players just didn’t execute. In my opinion, that is just a cop out by insecure coaches as they have the responsibility to prepare the players. Tragically, that is also often the case…
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Written Communication

Basic Business Cents “I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.” Winston Churchill in a radio broadcast in 1939 No, this not a political article but the quotation is useful to…
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Reinventing Your Organization

Basic Business Cents Are you in the business of manufacturing buggies or people movers? Most industry-changing innovations come from without the industry. Why? Because companies are so focused on their competition that they lose focus on the needs of their customers. You can never win a race by following the leader, yet we do it…
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