We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.Read More
Done well, it’s a chance to take the handbrake off internal processes before we start trying to embed changeRead 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
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
Somewhere along the way, we let the buzzwords take over. Objectives, missions, visions, purpose, strategies, approaches, principles, values, action plans and initiatives – it’s enough to give anyone a headache.Read More
ATMs did not spell the end for bank tellers, and machines are unlikely to spell the end for strategists any time soon – in fact, the demand for jobs with critical analysis, meaning making and leadership skills is predicted to skyrocket.Read More
The public organisation should have no desire to compete. If others are willing to operate in our space – great! We should get the heck out, or provide support if there are gaps in the public good.Read More