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    Ditch the Need for A Strategic ‘Lifeguard’

    April 29, 2013

    You know the feeling… stress, anxiety, panic, and uneasiness. You’re in the middle of a brand new strategic or tactical engagement, and everything is going well. You’re actively socializing the idea within your organization, and the tough questions regarding the origin and rationale have yet to surface.

    So, what’s the problem?

    Well, it turns out that you may have done too good a job at selling your new project. It successfully elevates within your organization. Now your boss has asked you to present your strategy and the evidentiary support for it to your Senior Leadership. And, of course, you have evidence supporting the investment. Right? Right?

    Life PreserverToo often the support is not already there, and you may suddenly feel like you’re out in the ocean past where your feet can touch, not knowing how to swim. It’s officially time to blow the whistle and call in a strategic ‘lifeguard’. You know your strategic ‘lifeguard’ – it’s the person or company you call to answer the questions that probably should have been addressed and socialized prior to making that significant, high profile investment decision.

    It doesn’t feel good to need to be rescued, and truth be told, it’s not a whole lot of fun to play the role of the lifeguard either. There’s danger involved in running into rough corporate waters at the last minute to help someone who may be in over his/her head.

    So, what’s the solution? Simple – stop letting people or vendor partners coax you into deep water without the evidence to be able to swim and to successfully navigate potentially turbulent seas.

    At ROF, we make it our mission to ask the right questions at the outset and to thoroughly review and analyze the applicable evidence, so our clients are prepared to swim through any waters. Let us show you too.

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