Five Essential Steps to Deliver your Shiny New Strategic Plan

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 Set goals and initiative list Thrashed out the budget Presented to the board... APPROVED! Your plan's ticked off and good to [...]

4 steps to make strategy viral

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 plan and was passionate about it? Would it make a difference? According to the experts, it makes a tangible bottom line [...]

Five steps to approach your annual planning

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. […]

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

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 a good planning cycle? How do I get real value out of it? How do I keep the organisation on [...]

How we changed our business trajectory in 6 weeks

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 mature businesses too. "So Brett, what does Leaderkit do?" (CEO of $50M company) "We make software that helps senior management [...]

What is strategy?

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 and less well understood than many other business concepts. Let's try and build a concise, powerful definition of strategy then. [...]