The Endless Pursuit of Winning

It’s not getting any easier to win in the real world. The new normal is, to borrow a phrase from the US military, a VUCA environment: volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. Growth is slowing, and the pace of change is increasing. As the world continues to globalize, companies face more competition for customers and consumers than ever before. Consumers are growing more demanding and more vocal, insisting upon better performance, quality, and service, all at a better price.

Even in a VUCA world, strategy can help you win. It isn’t a guarantee, but it can shorten your odds considerably. A lack of strategy has a clearer and more obvious result: it will kill you. Maybe not right away, but eventually ...

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