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The 2019 Strategy Issue
A thoughtful and effective strategy is the first step to accomplishing any goal. From financial planning to growing a business, the proper strategy informs every decision. However straightforward it may sound, strategy often requires discipline, patience, and exceptional leadership to implement. Before you craft a plan and organize the personnel and equipment it takes to operate, consider why it’s necessary and what efforts it will take to achieve success—this is strategy.
The 2018 Innovation Issue
Innovation requires the exchange of ideas between people. After all, the network connections within our brains that create a new idea are not very different from the network connections between people that allow new and exciting ideas to cross-pollinate. In fact, the best innovations are bolstered by a strong team that can help see ideas through to fruition. This issue draws insights and guidance from innovative companies that show how any business can innovate for continued growth and success.
The 2018 Strategy Issue
Not only must leaders have a clear view of their organization from the top down, but they must also possess a keen insight into the competitive landscape around them. And in this time of enormous social change, even the most stalwart businesses need to consider reassessing corporate strategy. Read our summer 2018 issue of Connect to widen your perspective and learn how refining your strategy can keep you competitive.
The 2017 Technology Issue
The right technologies have the power to transform your business and carry your team to a new level of creativity and productivity. But with the continued exponential growth of technological innovation today, it’s becoming more and more difficult for businesses to decide which tools will make the best investment. Read our Fall 2017 issue to explore what it means to use technology to further your strategic vision, both long- and short-term.
The Innovation Issue
Innovation is intentional. It’s the process of uncovering existing problems or needs, finding solutions, and creating new practices and products. Innovation requires a shifting perspective and building a strategy across a company to support those goals. And in an increasingly competitive market, businesses—small startups and massive enterprises alike—must innovate to thrive. This issue draws insights and guidance from innovative companies that show how any business can innovate for continued growth and success. And, perhaps most importantly, it will prove that you don’t need to be a multi-billion dollar company to embrace and practice innovation in all aspects of your business.
The Strategy Issue
Read our Spring 2017 issue to discover how strategy can fuel your business's success. When it comes to considering potential business strategies and evaluating their potential impact on the trajectory of your company, it can seem daunting to determine which one might be best for your business. Learn how to identify and take advantage of hidden assets and environmental opportunities to create a successful strategy, along with practical tools and tips for empowering leadership to carry the vision forward.