Sustainable Competitive Advantage Sustainable competitive advantage is the market position where a business can continually hit the sweet spot in bringing the right product to the right market at the right time. Few companies can lay claim to the holy grail market position for any length of time, retaining a sustainable position within a market. Here are some that come immediately to mind: Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Hoover, Apple, Boeing, Sky, Microsoft Windows, are all good examples of global companies who have achieved that today. Sustainable competitive advantage is the ability… Read More »Strategy: How to outcompete the competition
Values matter in Business more than ever before as Ikea have just found out. Learn about the importance of getting your business values right in supporting your employees and customers.
Why should customers buy from you, the world has changed and now? Trust must now be established and customers now want to know and be aligned to your ethics and values, here’s why…
Business Planning Business planning often gets a bad press. Yet those who do sit down and plan their business are so much more focused, confident, and successful than those who float along with the economic tide. Successful leaders plan their business, so they can focus on leading their team to deliver that plan. Over the past ten years as a strategic planner we’ve worked with hundreds of business owners and seen how those that create a plan and implement it. Those that plan their business do so much better than those… Read More »Successful Leaders Plan Their Business
A Clear Brand Strategy Being clear and precise is also important in the company’s messages for a brand to succeed. A strong undiluted brand message must enthuse internally but must also consistently connect with customers through touch points. For great examples look at Innocent, Dorset Cereals or Apple as classic examples of touch point engagement. They also demonstrate a clear story delivered with passion about who they are what they do and why they matter. This focused and consistent message is not just a marketing message but an ingrained set… Read More »What Makes a Great Brand (Part 2)
Working on your business is skill for leaders to invest in developing, this slideshow shows you why you should.
Leadership is all about vision for your business, read here why and how to create your business vision.