Tagged: strategic planning with CEO

Yesterday's news is a harbinger for strategic growth disaster.

The September 21 issue of The Wall Street Journal revealed that AOL Inc. and Avon Products "embraced a hot management trend: eliminating the second in command."  Says Crist/Kolder Associates president Tom Kolder, price "the CEO wants to be closer to the action."  At this rate, discount many are moving dangerously close to a new title:  Chief Everything Officer.

At what point in cost cutting do you begin to cut into the muscle of the organization?…