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Brightline Initiative Strategy Blog

Keeping Your Balance

Keeping Your Balance

Over the last century measurement has lain at the heart of management.  Indeed, measurement has often appeared to be the central function of management.  Scientific Management, for example, involved measuring the performance of workers against...

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The Business Portfolio Map

The Business Portfolio Map

We have prototyped a new tool called the Business Portfolio Map. The aim: to help organizations understand if the business is prepared for the future or risks disruption. The Business Portfolio Map visualizes a company’s entire portfolio of...

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New Realities of Strategy

New Realities of Strategy

On his journey around the wilds of strategic management in Strategy Safari (co-authored with Joseph Lampel), Henry Mintzberg identifies ten different schools of strategy formation. The first five are:  design — fitting internal situation of...

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Focus, the differentiator

Focus, the differentiator

Look around. Think back to your organizational experience. I have done the same. Over three decades working in organizations and carrying out research into organizations, I have come to the conclusion that very few companies succeed in implementing...

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