Spotlight on Strategy #5

In this final part of the Spotlight on Strategy series we'll be exploring how bad strategy, group think, zombie boards and ivory tower syndrome can signal downfall for large, apparently successful organisations. Becoming supreme in your industry requires skill and determination; staying there and evolving requires even more. Ivory Tower Syndrome ivory tower: "a state... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on Strategy #4

In this part of the Spotlight on Strategy series we'll be exploring how strategy and strategic thinking can be applied to situations where organisations are experiencing distress and turnaround is needed. Thinking strategically when an organisation is under pressure is often assumed by some to be a luxury.  This is far from the case. Taking... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on Strategy #3

In this part of the Spotlight on Strategy series we'll be exploring how strategy and strategic thinking can help smaller organisations. Before we get down to the nitty-gritty, here are three key facts regarding smaller businesses: Smaller businesses or SMEs (small to medium enterprises) are usually defined as businesses with less than 250 employees. According... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on Strategy #2

To get the Spotlight on Strategy series underway, I thought it might be a good idea to take a look at a few terms.  Gives us chance to warm-up a little and get in the strategy zone. Top Terms Strategy: is a flexible, dynamic process enabling us to decide on a set of strategic choices... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on Strategy #1

This is a brief post to introduce my upcoming Spotlight on Strategy Series. Strategy is an area I’m particularly interested in and I appreciate the value of taking a more strategic approach. Over the next couple of weeks we'll be exploring different scenarios where strategy and strategic thinking are key to positive change and sustainability.... Continue Reading →

Strategy in 60s

To me strategy is a living, breathing process which helps us look beyond the end of our noses, explore possibilities and make informed choices.  It's got nothing to do with stuffy, boring old plans. I love strategic thinking and here's why...

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