Posts Tagged 'Tom Hawes'

Article: 5 Signs of Strategy and Competitive Intelligence Distress

Tom HawesIn this article Tom Hawes describes five signs to detect distress regarding strategy and competitive intelligence, as quoted below. Some of them may sound obvious, but there are also some quite useful signals described that can really help you detect distress (and therefore guide you in your next steps, which by the way Hawes will describe in his next article). Let’s take a look at the five signals:

  • It is unfashionable to be identified with strategy.
  • “Strategy” is equated only to cost savings.
  • Competitive intelligence is stopped.
  • Common arguments do not work.
  • There is an unsatisfied, pent up energy for the future.

Article: A Competitive Intelligence Note to a CEO

Tom HawesIn below article Tom Hawes quite clearly explains how Competitive Intelligence can help a CEO tackle one of his many concerns in his organization. CI is one of the many inputs to help the CEO (or any other decision maker for that matter) make the right decisions. I really think he touches five important areas of interest when you are a CEO or (high level) decision maker in the process of considering any level of Competitive Intelligence activities. Therefore, I would like to quote his five ways ‘Competitive Intelligence can help you to organize your external perspectives and align your team to compete better’.