Three Bones of Strategy


Country music singer Reba McEntire is quoted as saying, “to succeed in life, you need three things: wishbone, backbone and funny bone.”  As in life, in business these three bones can also be guiding principles to developing and executing a successful strategy.

A WISHBONE is for a well-defined strategy, providing clear direction to the organization with specific objectives.  What do you and your team wish for in the future?  What does success look like?  Dream big!  Shoot for the stars!

You need the BACKBONE to make your strategy reality.  You need the courage and commitment to stay the course over the long term, driving toward your vision. This isn’t always easy because you will constantly be challenged by obstacles thrown in your path.   Strong leadership committed to the achievement of the strategy is a key factor for success.  You will need to have backbone to keep driving toward your objectives.

The FUNNYBONE is needed to ensure you enjoy your work and the extraordinary people that are a part of your personal and work life.  Enjoy the wonderful journey to a better place for your company, your shareholders, and your employees.  Celebrate success.  Laugh at mistakes.  It is all part of the path to achieving your strategy.

At Albu Consulting our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of owners, their families, and their employees through strategy management.  We pack these three “BONES” in our toolbox and bring them to every client.  Let us know how these bones could be of value to your business. Please share this blog with friends and associates as you see fit.

Quote  “Anything worth doing, is worth doing all the way.”

Updated: Aug 19, 2021

About the author
Ricardo (Dick) Albu of Albu Consulting LLC is a member of XPX Fairfield County

A company is interested in improving performance through strategy management - strategic planning and execution.