1006, 2015

Four Pillars of Management Great Practice

By |June 10th, 2015|

The Institute of Directors in New Zealand have a book: “The Four Pillars of Governance Best Practice for New Zealand Directors”. There’s some nice tight concepts in there. I wondered what would the “Four Pillars” for management be? Below is my take – titled the “Four Pillars of Management Great Practice”. Why “great practice”?  For too many businesses “best practice” is an lofty standard that requires too much in time or money and doesn’t deliver greater benefit than the cost. Great practice, on the other hand, is about practical and affordable practices that benefit any business.     […]

2703, 2015

Five Essential Steps to Deliver your Shiny New Strategic Plan

By |March 27th, 2015|

You've just completed your annual planning exercise... Now what? Congrats CEO and senior team - you've done your strategic planning by the book: Ran a retreat with the team Sounded out the staff Refreshed your strategy [...]

1902, 2015

4 steps to make strategy viral

By |February 19th, 2015|

What if strategy went viral in your company? What if your strategic plan went viral in your company?  What if everyone – from the chairman to the receptionist - knew their part in executing the [...]

1612, 2014

Five steps to approach your annual planning

By |December 16th, 2014|

Principles and practical steps for getting value out of your annual planning exercises Here we’ll talk you through two core principles and five practical action steps for running a high value annual planning exercise. […]

112, 2014

Psst – want to know how your peers do annual planning?

By |December 1st, 2014|

Over the course of this series I'll endeavour to answer or facilitate answers to the questions many CEOs have: How do other CEOs approach it? Is annual planning worth doing? How can I prepare for [...]

1407, 2014

How we changed our business trajectory in 6 weeks

By |July 14th, 2014|

How we applied startup methodology to re-establish our business proposition with stunning effect In this post I'll share how we applied startup methodology to re-establish our business proposition with stunning effect. These principles will help [...]

610, 2012

What is strategy?

By |October 6th, 2012|

Have you ever talked strategy and thought "actually, what is strategy?" I have the privilege of interacting with a lot of companies as they articulate strategy inside Leaderkit. It's pretty clear, that 'strategy' is harder [...]