Strategy in Today’s Global Ecosystem: Technology’s Role in the Blurring of Lines Between Specialization & Diversification

Strategy in Today’s Global Ecosystem: Technology’s Role in the Blurring of Lines Between Specialization & Diversification

Followers of the Escalate Solutions blog know that we love to offer observations about conflicting dichotomies in business, truths that in theory shouldn’t co-exist but still manage to every day (see Birds of a Feather Flock Together vs Opposites Attract from...
Roadblocks to Strategic Alignment in Partnerships: Four Difficult Questions Business Owners Must Ask

Roadblocks to Strategic Alignment in Partnerships: Four Difficult Questions Business Owners Must Ask

For all of the posts, presentations and lectures I share that highlight the “Four Steps of Effective Strategic Planning”, the truth is, some organizations have a (much) more difficult time solidifying their growth path than others do. One of the most frequent requests...
Step 1 – Escalate’s 8 Critical Topics in Strategy Development: Start by Asking the Right Questions

Step 1 – Escalate’s 8 Critical Topics in Strategy Development: Start by Asking the Right Questions

Want to Grow Your Business?  Start by Asking the Right Questions.   When working with our clients, Escalate Solutions applies the following “8 Critical Topics in Strategic Planning” to pinpoint the most critical subject areas for enabling growth...
The Need for Cross-Sector Balance: The Death of the Single-Minded Business Leader

The Need for Cross-Sector Balance: The Death of the Single-Minded Business Leader

Like many others in the Rocky Mountain Region, I attended the annual Denver Startup Week last fall. I was fortunate enough to sit-in on one of the (always-engaging) sessions led by thought-leader and celebrated speaker, professor, entrepreneur and founder of...