Albu On Strategy

Strategy Management


Why Bother with Strategy?

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Mike Freedman, author of The Art and Discipline of Strategic Leadership defined strategy as the “cause of the nature and direction of an organization, and the framework for making business decisions.” Simply put, strategy defines the organization’s “rules of engagement,” and provides guidance on the choices you select: Which products and services you will offer (or […]

How to Make a Good Company GREAT!

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Albu Consulting is a strategy management consulting firm and we believe that every company deserves to be great. So what is “Strategy Management” all about? It is about embracing the discipline of making smart business decisions and delivering on those decisions. It is about managers making better decisions, more often, with greater confidence every day […]

Is Strategy Like a Diet, or Is It a Lifestyle?

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

It may now be passé to mention, but if you recall the popularity of the Atkins Diet, you will recall the key to its success was a commitment to adjust one’s lifestyle to lose weight. The theory, or science, behind the diet was a commitment to transform eating habits to the Atkins lifestyle. In the […]

Death, Taxes & Strategy

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

“Only three things in life are certain: 1) death, 2) taxes, and 3) the fact that today’s strategy won’t work tomorrow. At some point in the future, your products will become obsolete, your customers’ tastes will change, and technology will render your business model uncompetitive. Today’s success will be tomorrow’s old news. The question is […]

Focus on Results, Not Activities

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Both players and coaches of most high school, college and professional football teams recognize that what matters most is not only achieving the “W” at the end of the game, but the trophy at the end of the season. For high school it’s the state championship, college it’s the NCAA national championship and professional the […]

6 Guiding Principles to Successful Strategy Management

Monday, July 20th, 2015

It is a well-documented fact that 80% of strategic plans fail to realize their value. If you’ve invested in developing a strategy and wondered why it is not producing the results you expected, you might consider some of these guiding principles to put you back on track. Undoubtedly, developing and executing strategy (Strategy Management) can […]

A Path to Becoming a Strategic Leader

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Strategy tends to take a back seat in the lives of many senior executives. It’s not that they don’t want to be more strategic, rather, they are not sure of how. Some feel that if they spend a few hours a week, they will become better strategic leaders. Others might believe that an annual retreat […]

4 Ways to Overcome Strategy Execution Roadblocks

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Does this sound familiar to you? You’ve held your strategic planning meeting with your management team late last year, identified key strategic projects, assigned responsibilities and you were off and running. Everyone was on board, or so it seemed. What’s happening? Why are we not making any progress against these projects that are critical to […]

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 […]