Are you transformational?

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A key challenge for my clients is that the pursuit of fast growth requires a series of transformations in their business. By definition we can’t dramatically drive up performance without making a number of changes: perhaps some different roles and people, a new strategy, a switch of emphasis in the client/product mix, some new execution  Continue reading…

Strategic Planning for the New Financial Year

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With the new financial year approaching at a rapid rate, now is the time to start thinking about your strategic plan for 2014-2015. Whether you are starting from scratch, or evaluating and updating last year’s strategic plan, you need to act now. By starting the planning process early, you can finalise your strategic plan before  Continue reading…

The Tyranny of Complexity

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Leonardo da Vinci said it well – ‘simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication’. In more recent times, Ram Charan and Stephen M.R. Covey have delivered inspirational keynote presentations aimed at tackling today’s tyranny of complexity. As such, I am in distinguished company when I contend that we have all made life unnecessarily complex. As  Continue reading…

Building Effective Teams

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With the first ball of the 2014 AFL football season already bounced, there’s no doubt that every team is assessing the strength of their bench. For teams that failed to secure a start in last year’s Grand Final, their coaches, boards and playing groups will all be hunting down ways to secure that all-important trophy  Continue reading…