We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.Read More
If you spend all your time on the details - even the ones you love - the big picture suffers. Time to get out of the weeds...Read More
Done well, it’s a chance to take the handbrake off internal processes before we start trying to embed changeRead More
Achieving strategic coherence means eliminating all the points of friction we can find, by looking at things like policy process, people, budgets and systems.Read More
Where is your board, team or Council on this the continuum? Is it time to light some fires?Read More
Are you suffering more in imagination than in reality? Or worse - not confronting reality at all? Does your team ‘get’ risk?Read More
What rules do you need to set for yourself, to do more of what matters?Read More
Strategy and creativity are one and the same.
Creativity is not magic.
Get to work.
Like our eyesight, focus doesn’t mean staying fixated on one spot. It needs constant adjustment and adaptation.Read More
Open ended strategy days see people walk out covered in post it notes and full of excitement, only to have it go nowhere.. Strike while the iron is hot, before your teams cool off and harden completely.Read More
The thing about real change is that it can’t be as well as – we’re already at maximum capacity. Real change needs to be instead of.Read More
Is your strategy keeping up with the times? Or are you still hooked on an old zeitgest?Read More
When the way we do business doesn’t line up with the goals of our strategy, it’s hard to make real progress.Read More
It’s budget time again – how’s yours going? Do your budget conversations sound at all like your strategy conversations?Read More
Ever heard of Not My Job (NMJ) syndrome? Making strategy meaningful and delivering on change is all about everyday decisions and actions.Read More