Albu On Strategy



Why Improve Long-Term Employee Engagement?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

No doubt our clients are finding it more challenging to consistently improve business performance. The slow economic recovery and the continued disruption of existing business models are the source of these challenges. We help our clients improve long-term business performance by working with company leaders to develop new strategies and establish a competency in execution […]

5 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement in Strategy

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

For leaders to successfully execute strategy and achieve the results they want, everyone in their organization needs to support and buy-in to the plan, from management to the manufacturing floor. The best way to achieve this kind of organizational climate is to ensure you are engaging employees so that they feel ownership of the projects […]

What is a Strategy Focused Organization?

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

The ultimate prize for all NFL football teams is a Super Bowl win. There is no greater reward for a well planned and executed season. Management, coaches, and players need to be aligned and focused for every game. They also need to be committed to the overall team strategy. Successful teams embrace the strategy focused […]

10 Great Business Strategy Quotes

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

1. “Objectives can be compared to a compass bearing by which a ship navigates. A compass bearing is firm, but in actual navigation, a ship may veer off its course for many miles. Without a compass bearing, a ship would neither find its port nor be able to estimate the time required to get there.” Peter […]

Why Does Strategy Depend on Good People?

Friday, August 15th, 2014

One of the most important lessons learned in working with our clients on strategy management is that it always comes down to the people in the organization to make strategy happen. This is an obvious conclusion and probably not a surprise to anyone. Yet setting your culture up for success is an important part of […]

Business Killer: Employee Dis-Engagement

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

In our work assisting owners, CEOs and their management teams in developing and executing strategy, we often hear concern raised regarding the level of employee engagement and the risk it represents to achieving strategic objectives. A recent article by Tony Schwartz and Christine Porath in the New Your Times sheds light on this critical issue […]

How to Simplify the Complex Organization

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

In a recent Harvard Business Review blog, the author Rick Wartzman wrote about Peter Drucker’s 1981 lecture at the New York University, “Managing the Complexities of Large Organizations.”  The challenges and complexities back then are even more pronounced today as technology and market changes seem to accelerate rather than slow, and many companies won’t let […]

What Business Are You In?

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Our title this month is a simple question, but not always easy to answer and often overlooked by business leaders as they consider their future. Today’s business environment is characterized by fast, sweeping change and uncertainty, and many business leaders are facing a steep uphill climb to grow their businesses. These challenges might have been […]

Three Tips for Making Faster & Better Decisions

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

As we approach the end of the year, many companies are probably in the midst of strategic planning and this is a time when the quality of your decision is very important.  We thought it would be a good time to share some tips to improve the quality your decision making. Having facilitated 100s of […]

Strategy and the West Point Way

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

In an article in Inc. Magazine (October 2013), Jim Collins (leadership guru and author of Good to Great, Built to Last, and his latest book Great by Choice) described his experience teaching leadership at West Point. As seen through his eyes, West Point cadets are cut from a different cloth than other college students. Reflecting […]