Business Strategy Guideposted by John Spacey, June 27, 2016
Strategy is the art of leadership. It's the art of change.
People often speak of strategy as being a reaction to competition or change. That's missing the point.
Strategy is your ability to focus your creative energy to achieve results. It's not about tripping up the competition — it's about surpassing them in leaps and bounds.
The following guide may help you to cultivate winning strategies.
List of Business StrategiesA growing list of strategy overviews.
|Competitive Strategy||Strategies that focus on beating the competition.
Business Strategy vs. Chess Strategy
How to win at both.
Defense in Depth
A timeless military strategy for business.
Burning your bridges behind you.
Leveraging crowds as a competitive advantage.
Prioritizing time over all else.
|Principles||Superiority of Defense
Defensive strategies tend to win.
|Marketing Strategy||Marketing Strategies
20+ timeless marketing strategies.
Commitment as a marketing strategy.
|Innovation Strategy||Innovation Strategies
20+ techniques for innovation.
How to fail for fun and innovation.
|Sales Strategy||Nibble Sales Strategy
When to strike for more.
Foot in the Door
Establish relationships and then sell.
Door in the Face
The power of outlandish starts.
It's a bit tricky but it works.
Targeting price differences between markets.
Fitting into a time and place.
|Negotiation Strategy||Negotiation Guide
A guide to developing your negotiation skills.
How To Negotiate With a Bogeyman
A counterstrategy for a bogey.
Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
How to recognize and deal with attempts to trigger your fear instincts.
18 strategies for adversarial negotiation.
Influence to Negotiate
34 strategies for win-win negotiations.
Diplomacy for Negotiations
15 diplomacy strategies for negotiation.
Know your alternatives before you negotiate.
|Sustainability Strategies||50 Sustainability Strategies
Building blocks of a sustainability strategy.
more: sustainability guide »
|Human Resources Strategies||Corporate Language
Firms that talk the talk.
Internal Communication Strategies
22 internal communication strategies.
|Career Strategy||Career Strategy
A guide to career strategy.
Dysfunctional Guide to Career Success
If we could ask the great leaders of history for career advice — what would they say?
Can risk be positive? A back-to-basics risk management definition.|
Simple and applicable business definitions.|
People cling to information like a frog adrift in the ocean clings to a coconut.|
Quality is the gravity of the business universe.|