what is a chief strategy officer?

The Rise of the Chief Strategy Officer 

Corporate strategy used to be the primary responsibility of the CEO. However, most CEOs already have their hands full with being ultimately responsible for everything that happens in the business.

The business landscape has also become more complex and volatile with the rise of globalisation, disruption, new technologies, increased regulations and a Global Pandemic to boot.

In response, Chief Strategy Officers are now common place at many organisations but not yet at clubs…. 

However, the need for support from a specialised Club CSO is huge. Think about: 

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VOLUNTARY BOARD CHALLENGES

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RESISTANCE TO CHANGE

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LEAN MANAGEMENT TEAMS
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 THE COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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CLUB POLITICS
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DIVERSIFICATION CHALLENGES

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GAMING DEPENDENCY &  UNCERTAINTY

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 CHANGING CUSTOMER VALUES

The list goes on and on….

Critically though, it is not viable for clubs to employ their own CSO. 

However, what if every club could benefit from the services of a specialist club CSO without having to hire a full-time employee

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Be able to draw on this expertise how and when they need it?

In response, LG Advisory provides specialised CSO support to clubs

THE CLUB STRATEGY OFFICERS

The Role of the Club Strategy Officer

As specialised Club Strategy Officers, LG Advisory has the expertise and experience to transform your strategic planning framework and your strategic thinking across your entire business and to help you develop future proof strategies.

When it comes to strategy and clubs though, people tend to think about a strategic plan whereby everyone gets in a room every few years to come up with ‘the plan’. But this is only a small element of the role of a Club Strategy Officer.

As specialist Club Strategy Officers we work closely with the CEO and provide support in many ways:

THE ADVISOR

Shaping and developing strategies at a corporate and operational level

THE ENGINEER

Designing and running the strategic planning process

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THE EXECUTOR

Keeping you on track and making the strategy happen

THE ANTICIPATOR

Monitoring historic and future market shifts and trends

THE ANALYST

Generating ideas and insights from external and internal analysis

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SPECIAL PROJECTS

Running miscellaneous high-impact high-value projects

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THE SOUNDING BOARD

Developing thoughts and ideas through meetings, workshops and presentations

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THE CATALYST

Driving change to create a collective and strategic thinking culture

THE INDEPENDENT

Bringing the independent outside perspective

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THE COMMUNICATOR

Generating consensus and supporting communication across the organisation