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The Successful Strategist

In five-minute, twice-weekly episodes of The Successful Strategist, Mitchell Muncy cuts through jargon and myth to help you address the most important questions any organization can ask. Strategy is unavoidable, but becoming a successful strategist doesn’t require specialized training or unique insight, just a commitment to asking the right questions. For-profit or non-profit, conglomerate or startup, CEO or front-line, tune in to develop an engaging and rewarding approach to strategy, management, and governance.

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Budgeting Is Not Strategy (S1:E23)

Cost-control and revenue projections can’t tell us what will make our organization unique.Related episodes Planning Is Not Strategy (S1:E18)What Is Winning? (S1:E6) __________   Receive show notes and other resources on strategy twice each month. Sign up at TheSuccessfulStrategist.com.The Successful Strategist is a production of Prospera LLC, a consulting firm providing strategy development, non-profit due diligence, crisis management, and interim executive management to mission-driven organizations and philanthropists.

6mins

27 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Key Functions Are Not Strategy (S1:E22)

Organizations often behave as though strategy can be reduced to revenue-producing functions.Related episodes A Strength Is Not an Advantage (S1:E5)Operational Effectiveness Is Not Strategy (S1:E19)Fit, the Fourth Element of Strategy (S1:E14) __________   Receive show notes and other resources on strategy twice each month. Sign up at TheSuccessfulStrategist.com.The Successful Strategist is a production of Prospera LLC, a consulting firm providing strategy development, non-profit due diligence, crisis management, and interim executive management to mission-driven organizations and philanthropists.

6mins

23 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Business Model Is Not Strategy (S1:E21)

Our business model, on its own, can't make us unique or prevent blindness to our challenges.Related episodes Difference, the Second Element of Strategy (S1:E12)Indirection, the Fifth Element of Strategy (S1:E15) __________   Receive show notes and other resources on strategy twice each month. Sign up at TheSuccessfulStrategist.com.The Successful Strategist is a production of Prospera LLC, a consulting firm providing strategy development, non-profit due diligence, crisis management, and interim executive management to mission-driven organizations and philanthropists.

6mins

20 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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Mission and Goals Are Not Strategy (S1:E20)

On their own, your mission and goals don't have any of the essential elements of strategy.Related episodes Strategy and Execution Are the Same (S1:E8)What Is Winning? (S1:E6) __________   Receive show notes and other resources on strategy twice each month. Sign up at TheSuccessfulStrategist.com.The Successful Strategist is a production of Prospera LLC, a consulting firm providing strategy development, non-profit due diligence, crisis management, and interim executive management to mission-driven organizations and philanthropists.

5mins

16 Jul 2021

Rank #4

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Operational Effectiveness Is Not Strategy (S1:E19)

Excellence in individual activities can't deliver the essential elements – or the results – of strategy.Related episodes A Strength Is Not an Advantage (S1:E5)Fit, the Fourth Element of Strategy (S1:E14)Difference, the Second Element of Strategy (S1:E12)Exclusion, the Third Element of Strategy (S1:E13) __________   Receive show notes and other resources on strategy twice each month. Sign up at TheSuccessfulStrategist.com.The Successful Strategist is a production of Prospera LLC, a consulting firm providing strategy development, non-profit due diligence, crisis management, and interim executive management to mission-driven organizations and philanthropists.

6mins

13 Jul 2021

Rank #5

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Planning Is Not Strategy (S1:E18)

If we treat strategy and planning as the same thing, we won't get the benefit of either.Related episodes Choice, the First Element of Strategy (S1:E11)The Most Important Strategy Question (S1:E10) __________   Receive show notes and other resources on strategy twice each month. Sign up at TheSuccessfulStrategist.com.The Successful Strategist is a production of Prospera LLC, a consulting firm providing strategy development, non-profit due diligence, crisis management, and interim executive management to mission-driven organizations and philanthropists.

6mins

9 Jul 2021

Rank #6

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Strategy Is Not a Function (S1:E17)

Treating strategy as one among a number of functions defeats the purpose of having a strategy. __________   Receive show notes and other resources on strategy twice each month. Sign up at TheSuccessfulStrategist.com.The Successful Strategist is a production of Prospera LLC, a consulting firm providing strategy development, non-profit due diligence, crisis management, and interim executive management to mission-driven organizations and philanthropists.

6mins

6 Jul 2021

Rank #7

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Real Strategy Development (S1:E16)

Developing a strategy that has all the elements requires three commitments.Related episode Fit, the Fourth Element of Strategy (S1:E14) __________   Receive show notes and other resources on strategy twice each month. Sign up at TheSuccessfulStrategist.com.The Successful Strategist is a production of Prospera LLC, a consulting firm providing strategy development, non-profit due diligence, crisis management, and interim executive management to mission-driven organizations and philanthropists.

6mins

2 Jul 2021

Rank #8

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Indirection, the Fifth Element of Strategy (S1:E15)

The longest way around may be the shortest way home. __________   Receive show notes and other resources on strategy twice each month. Sign up at TheSuccessfulStrategist.com.The Successful Strategist is a production of Prospera LLC, a consulting firm providing strategy development, non-profit due diligence, crisis management, and interim executive management to mission-driven organizations and philanthropists.

6mins

29 Jun 2021

Rank #9

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Fit, the Fourth Element of Strategy (S1:E14)

We need to see our organization as a whole if we want to make it unique.  __________   Receive show notes and other resources on strategy twice each month. Sign up at TheSuccessfulStrategist.com.The Successful Strategist is a production of Prospera LLC, a consulting firm providing strategy development, non-profit due diligence, crisis management, and interim executive management to mission-driven organizations and philanthropists.

6mins

25 Jun 2021

Rank #10