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 →
Whilst curating resources for my series of blog posts on Creating Portable Personal Power (more about that in early February), I decided to turn on BBC Radio 2. A few moments in and on came the Pause For Thought by Abdul-Rehman Malik. What he said had a spooky connection to what I'm working on. He... Continue Reading →
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...
It is no secret that I am on a mission. Helping scientists and engineers appreciate and invest in their broad-ranging skills is a global imperative. To support other learning champions I have written two free white papers, Learning and Strategy and Nurturing Your Knowledge Engine. Both white papers build on my blog post Realising The... Continue Reading →
Substitute the word value with importance, worth or usefulness and it’s a good reminder that perceptions of value can vary greatly depending on organisational context and individual perspective. Like the old saying goes, ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’! Value and impact In a dynamic changing environment peoples’ desire to grow and adapt... Continue Reading →
There are several special challenges faced by those who lead technical or technically orientated groups. Considering these challenges and the importance of technical teams inspired my white paper Build High Performing Technical Teams. Why is investing in technical teams important? Fueling innovation. They are the knowledge engines of our economy and need to be nurtured... Continue Reading →