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Solution-Focused Coaching – tools for team interaction

By |2018-06-29T08:03:37+00:00June 28th, 2018|Coaching, Communication, Conflict, Empowerment, Facilitation, Strategy, Workshop, Workshop Technique|

We think we are open-minded. We assume we see all perspectives on an issue in a balanced, fair and Solution-Focused way. However research by Herbert Simon shows this not to be true. Our capacity to think freely is always bound by what we already know. And new ideas push us into the realm of resistance [...]

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Exponential Organisation – Strategy Map

By |2018-05-10T14:46:24+00:00May 10th, 2018|Models, Strategy|

This posting on the Exponential Organisation is taken from the book on the new organisations by Salim Ismail. Here is a classic tale of disruption: Jan 2007:  Steve Jobs releases the first Apple iPhone. Two months later:  Nokia buy Navteq for $8.1 billion. A high tech road mapping and tracking system with in-road sensors, software [...]

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Balanced Scorecard: Align your action around a few key measures

By |2018-05-21T12:04:45+00:00March 1st, 2018|Communication, Conversation models, Decision making, Delegation, Strategy, Teams, Uncategorized|

Sherlock Holmes uses key indicators. In one of the Sherlock Holmes stories he says “I watch these five people and when they do something different I know the game is afoot”.  It would be great to have such an arrangement in our organisation.  “We watch these eight measures and when one starts moving we know [...]

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Scenario conversation or stories of defeat?

By |2016-11-18T10:03:58+00:00February 17th, 2016|Conversation models, scenario, Strategy|

What do these brands have in common? Yes they misread the market famously. Of course it is easy to point fingers, but the point of this illustration is that even the best get it wrong. IBM failed to see the potential of the personal computer In the late 1980s, personal computers had been around for [...]

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Scenario? Why bother? Just crank out a forecast

By |2016-11-18T10:03:58+00:00February 2nd, 2016|Strategy|

On 17 October 1973 the Arab members of OPEC along with Egypt and Syria, triggered by the US involvement in the Yom Kippur War, pulled the plug on oil supplies to the United States and Europe.  This was a scenario few had contemplated. Fuel restrictions emptied the roads. The embargo ended in March 1974.  The [...]

Trends – A comic book posting

By |2016-11-18T10:03:58+00:00October 30th, 2015|Strategy|

Imperturbable Frank Wild checks out the wreckage of the Endurance – the ill-fated Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition – 1915/1916. From whence cometh your decision-making input When the Endurance finally broke up completely, the men heaved a collective sigh of relief. The tense wait was over, the die had been cast and they set off across the [...]

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Scenarios: Create memories of the future

By |2016-11-18T10:03:58+00:00October 19th, 2015|Strategy, Uncategorized|

Wouldn’t it be great to know the future? I don’t know about this guy and his quatrains. But some people have the uncanny ability to prepare years in advance to be in the right place at the right time to capitalise on a trend.  The rest of us can use scenarios to fill in the [...]

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Elevator Pitch: Does it engage or anaesthetise?

By |2016-11-18T10:03:58+00:00August 27th, 2015|Coaching, Marketing, Strategy, Uncategorized|

"At StrategyWorks we craft the strategic conversation, in all of its expected and unexpected shapes and colours." That’s my elevator pitch.  It's my response to the question: “So what do you do?” My mini cliff-hanger. One of the ‘unexpected shapes’ turns out to be how the client answers this question. The topic of value proposition [...]

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Strategy execution: take these steps to make it happen

By |2018-02-21T12:02:01+00:00July 29th, 2015|Models, Strategy|

Strategy execution happens in small chunks.  Plan your day to hedge against procrastination. Plan your week to you carve out a space of calm in the urgent-important. Plan your month to focus on strategic goals. Do you look like the guys in the photo as you execute strategy? You have returned from your off-site. You have [...]

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Does what you do support the way you are?

By |2016-11-18T10:04:02+00:00July 8th, 2015|Strategy|

Operations, efficiency and costs are only part of the Internal Process Perspective Once I built a motorbike, a BMW R60. I mixed with motor-mechanics. They had a joke about a ‘Freestate’ torque-wrench (you can apply your favourite ethnic, cultural or tribal slur). There, they said, you get the biggest spanner onto a nut, turn it [...]

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