The Seven Deadly Sins of Strategy (Part II)

When organizations fail to develop and implement strategy that maximizes value, one often sees the same pattern of behavior — or “sins” — over and over. Delusion. Pride. Incognizance. Indolence. Groupthink. And more.

In the first part of this two-part webinar, our speakers introduced several “sins” and asked webinar participants to rank them. In this second part, speakers Carl Spetzler and Mazen Skaf — both partners at SDG and experts in decision-making under conditions of uncertainty and complexity — report back on the final seven and describe solutions and best practices to avoid them. View Part I Now.


Carl SpetzlerCarl Spetzler, SDG has helped top business leaders over 40 years to create innovative new strategies that deal with the complexities of uncertainty and risk over long time horizons. CEO and Chairman of Strategic Decisions Group, he is the lead author of Decision Quality: Value Creation from Better Business Decisions (Wiley, 2016).

Mazen SkafMazen Skaf, SDG has extensive experience in strategy, corporate development, and financial risk management. He has advised clients in a variety of industries including technology and communications, energy, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. In addition to his consulting practice, he is an instructor and delivers courses and seminars in decision analysis, decision quality, corporate strategy and risk management.

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This webinar is brought to you by collaboration of the SDG Decision Education Center and Texas Executive Education at The University of Texas at Austin, SDG’s partner in the Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate program. For more information on earning a certificate, visit Texas Executive Education.

Original Webinar Date: November 8, 2017