Writing my recent post on strategy and leadership reminded me of a piece I read in 'Yes! 50 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion' by Noah Goldstein, Steve Martin and Robert Cialdini. An interesting book full of insights and good humour founded on solid ethical research. In it there is a section on captainitis... "...the... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →