18May

Tips for Dealing with a Culture of Avoidance

Avoidance of dealing with unacceptable behaviour and performance can be a big part of the culture of many organisations across commerce and government, costing them loss of talent, productivity, innovation and opportunity. This avoidance culture leaves the organisation vulnerable to serious disruption by competitors who are more agile and performance focused with a culture of read more

27Apr

Speed or Timeliness: A Strategy Issue

I hear and see organisations and their gurus banging the drum of speed. Speed is associated with winning, beating the competition, grasping the fleeting opportunity, responding to the disruptive forces of technology, economic conditions and the volatility of almost everything. Some say that speed is the saint of strategy, or else opportunity is stolen by read more

06Apr

The Misnomer of Future Proofing

Whenever I hear the expression ‘future proofing’ I shudder with distaste for term. It’s really about innovation, adaptability and influencing. Not becoming immune to or sheltered from the future. Here’s my take on it: You can’t ‘future proof’. The future’s going to happen anyway, mostly beyond your control. If you think you can predict the read more

30Mar

Is Leadership Dead?

I’ve read people claiming leadership is now dead, and it’s the time of the team. They then go on to promote their expertise in team building. I say “What a load of bull – – it!” At worst, formal leadership may be absent in team, unsatisfactorily replaced by haphazard informal leadership and group-think. Teams need read more

09Feb

The Top Six Moves for CEOs to Make Now

It seems the world is in turmoil with uncertainty of global political stability; accelerating technological change; commoditisation of services; loss of trust in the validity of information from and through the media and the growing impact of climate change. 2017 is shaping up to be a very interesting time, though not without hope and the read more