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I care about what’s done, not what you’re doing

Traditional project management only gets you so far Traditional, PMI certified project management relies heavily on managing to task lists. First, you’d organize your activities, then establish a timeline, and finally align contributors to each activity.
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The fundamentals of effective initiative execution

In our last blog, we covered The Spur Group’s point of view on Operations Design, describing the key considerations an organization should make to succeed at both the day-to-day and broader strategic initiatives.
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How to design a better business

Diving deeper into the Business Operations Framework with a look at Operations Design In our last blog, we covered The Spur Group’s strategic planning framework and how an organization should approach its planning process to achieve breakthrough business growth. In this blog, we will deep-dive into the next element of The Spur Group Business Operations Framework: Operations Design.
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The 6 elements of effective strategic planning

Diving deeper into the Business Operations Framework with a look at Strategic Planning In our last blog, we covered The Spur Group’s Business Operations Framework and how an organization needs to consider all elements of their business operations to succeed at both the day-to-day AND broader strategic initiatives. In this blog, we want to dive deeper into Strategic Planning to start your business ...
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A Tested Perspective On Successful Business Planning (Part 1)

This post is the first of a three-part series on strategic planning. Whether attending or coordinating, annual strategy events can be burdensome. I cover what to consider before you walk into a board room below, and in later posts, I’ll highlight how to keep your discussions grounded in reality and the critical decision points that can lead to an effective roadmap.
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THE how-to guide to running successful business operations. Pt 1

All companies and organizations, regardless of industry, size, or maturity, have a set of foundational activities required to run the business—often called “business operations.”
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A Survival Guide For The Time Zone Warrior

You have just been handed your assignment – lead a sales and marketing engagement for a new solution.You are unfamiliar with the products and this is highly technical stuff. There’s a tight deadline, but you’ve done this before. So no problem, right?
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Fueling innovation from acquisitions

Innovation is tough. It takes a long time. It is expensive. There are no guarantees. Others may have better ideas. When your business is faced with this reality, what can you do?
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Trust Is A Currency: Build And Spend It Wisely

Getting executive buy-in and funding is one of the biggest obstacles implementing a new business initiative whether you are in a new role, new organization or just have a new idea for driving the business forward. There is only so much that can be done, and only so many “top” priorities that can be executed with limited resources.  Top executives are always weighing requests for funding and other ...
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3 Superpowers of Effective Leaders

Seasoned executives know that so much of business success is having the right timing and talent -- getting there first and doing it the right way. Whether you are implementing a new service or technology or changing your entire mission to compete in your market, there are three different leadership superpowers that can ensure the success of your project when used appropriately. It is not a ...
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