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20 Most Popular Business Strategy Articles & Resources Of 2019

Check out ClearPoint’s 20 most popular articles and resources of 2019, all of which will help you perfect every angle of your business strategy.

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As part of our company goals, we put a lot of effort into publishing free information that helps you learn how to plan, manage, and execute your business strategies. We’re proud to say we’ve gotten some great feedback and results: There have been 2.8+ million views of our blog and 80,000+ downloads of our resources in 2019 alone.

As we wrap up the year, we wanted to highlight the top 10 most popular business strategy articles and resources we offer. Take a look and hopefully you’ll find a few that can help your organization.

Top 10 Business Strategy Blogs In 2019

1. 18 Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Examples Defined

350,000+ views in 2019

It’s no surprise this is our most viewed article of the year. Every organization needs ways to measure performance—KPIs can help you do that in a reliable and accurate manner. This article walks you through 18 (plus a bonus 13) KPI examples you can use to keep your organization on the path to reach its strategic goals.

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2. A Detailed SWOT Analysis Example (Applicable To All Industries)

150,000+ views in 2019

SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) is one of the most commonly used strategic planning models. Learn how it works and the benefits it can have for your organization in this blog.

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3. 56 Strategic Objective Examples For Your Company To Copy

150,000+ views in 2019

What are strategic objectives? Are they different than goals? How can your company create the right objectives for your industry or strategy? Get these answers and see examples that you may want to copy in this article.

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4. A Full Balanced Scorecard Example (Including 6 Templates)

130,000+ views in 2019

After working with hundreds of clients and spending quite a few years in the industry, we believe the Balanced Scorecard is the best management reporting framework. To help explain our thinking, we wrote a blog that breaks down the Balanced Scorecard in detail. The blog also includes free templates you can use to get started with your own scorecard.

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5. Conducting A Gap Analysis: A Four-Step Template

100,000+ views in 2019

How do you get your company’s business strategy from where it is now to where you want it to be? You can’t wave a magic wand, but you can conduct a gap analysis to get a better grasp on the situation. Find out how in this article.

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6. Explaining The VRIO Framework (With A Real-Life Example)

80,000+ views in 2019

By determining your company’s value, rarity, imitability, and organization levels, you’ll learn what makes you special enough to outlast the competition. We explain more about VRIO and its benefits in this blog.

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7. 48 HR KPIs & Metric Examples (And How To Implement Them)

80,000+ views in 2019

Due to the popularity of our general KPI topics, we created a series of spin-off blogs that focus on KPIs for specific departments and industries. All of these supplementary topics have been popular, with this HR KPI article making our top 10 list for 2019.

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8. The 25 Most Important Project Management KPIs (& How To Track Them)

75,000+ views in 2019

Another department-specific KPI article, these measures are the most critical to track for all types of projects. Monitoring them will help project managers keep everything (and everyone) on time and on budget.

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9. 16 Strategic Planning Models To Consider

65,000+ views in 2019

While we’re big fans of the Balanced Scorecard framework, there are many other strategic planning models out there. And some can be used in conjunction with others to create a very powerful business strategy for your organization. Check out our top 16 favorite frameworks.

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10. Strategy Vs. Tactics: The Main Difference & How to Track Progress Of Both

65,000+ views in 2019

It is all too common for companies to confuse tactics and strategies, or simply prioritize the wrong things at the wrong time. In this blog, we explain the differences, hierarchy, and tracking methods for both strategies and tactics.

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Top 10 Business Strategy Resources In 2019

1. The 41-Page Strategy Execution Toolkit

17,000+ downloads in 2019

You’ve spent a significant amount of time and resources creating a rock-solid strategic plan for your organization. But how do you make sure it’s put into action? This toolkit guides you through the most important execution steps for your business strategy.

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2. 68 Financial KPIs & Scorecard Measures

7,500+ downloads in 2019

Financial KPIs are the most frequently used metrics across all industries. We’ve gathered a list of nearly 70 financial KPIs you can download and choose from when determining how to assess your organization’s performance.

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3. 48 Human Resource KPIs & Scorecard Measures

7,000+ downloads in 2019

Similar to the previous resource, the third highest download on our site is a list of KPIs. But rather than financial metrics, this particular list is specific to human resources.

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4. Strategic Planning Templates

6,500+ downloads in 2019

This resource will help you turn ideas into reality. We created templates for eight of the most popular strategic planning approaches—they’re free and can be put into play immediately.

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5. Balanced Scorecard Excel Template

6,000+ downloads in 2019

Geared for organizations that are just launching (or overhauling) their strategic planning process, this is a very practical Excel template you can use to get started with the Balanced Scorecard framework.

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6. 5 For-Profit Sample Strategy Maps

5,000+ downloads in 2019

If you’re part of a for-profit company that’s been swinging and missing on its business strategy, this is the resource for you. Get free sample strategy maps, designed for four different industries.

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7. 53 Customer KPIs & Scorecard Measures

4,500+ downloads in 2019

There’s clearly a theme with our top articles and resources...our readers want more KPI examples! Sitting in spot #7 is our list of 50+ customer-focused measures.

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8. 108 Healthcare KPIs & Measures

4,000+ downloads in 2019

Another KPI list appearing in our top 10, this resource focuses on healthcare metrics. Operating in a unique and high-pressure industry, healthcare organizations have shown us they’re looking for ideas on how to assess performance.

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9. The Measure & Goal Evaluation Toolkit

3,000+ downloads in 2019

Are you on track to reach your goals? Are you measuring your goals and progress correctly? Find out the best ways to determine if your strategy execution is on track with this toolkit.

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10. Sample Strategy Maps For Medical & Healthcare Organizations

2,000+ downloads in 2019

Don’t waste time recreating the wheel! Grab one of these free example strategy maps instead of building your own from scratch. They’re practical, useful, and designed for healthcare organizations.

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If you’d like more information about the above blogs and resources, or are looking for a specific topic we haven’t listed here, contact us. We’ve got lots more business strategy information we’d be happy to share. And stay tuned for what we’ll be publishing in 2020!

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