The cumulative impact of “string-of-pearls” acquisitions – or regularly paced, small to moderately sized acquisitions – has statistically created more value than the occasional large M&A effort. Here we discuss three compelling reasons this approach to M&A has proven its worth.Read More
HPA COO Justin Moser outlines key success factors involved in Acrobatic Strategic Planning, one positive effect that evolved through the pandemic: a more relevant, time-flexible approach to developing winning strategy.Read More
HPA COO Justin Moser reflects on the challenges of corporate leadership mid-pandemic, and outlines four timeless principles.Read More
An impactful Strategic Plan centers on making strategic choices around a company’s most critical go-forward imperatives, and then aligning its executive team and resourcing around those decisive imperatives.
If your company is contemplating a strategic planning effort, HighPoint Associates recommends four core principles to help sidestep pitfalls and get meaningful value out of the effort.Read More
Too often when companies embark on a strategic plan, the results are disappointing. A common error involves assembling a long-term business plan, calling it a strategic plan, and complaining about how the exercise is mostly ‘financial,’ with limited use beyond the one-time rollup. So, what’s causing these frequent unsatisfactory results?Read More
Let’s assume you’ve worked through your strategic imperatives with decisive prioritization, calling out what you clearly will and will not invest in for the next 12-18 months, as part of your 3-year (+) aspirations. From those few decisive strategic imperatives, you have an execution mandate for both in-year initiatives and multi-year executions. Typically, at least a portion of those imperatives requires significant changes or new processes within your operations.Read More
A truly effective Strategic Plan centers on making strategic choices around the company’s most critical go-forward imperatives, and then aligning an executive team and resourcing around those choiceful imperatives. Only then will a strategic plan chart a path toward greater, sustainable profitability.Read More