Avoiding irrelevance

“For anyone in business, the rapid cycling of their valued products into generic stuff is a dark and constant fear.” – Kevin Roberts One of the reasons why many firms are shifting from a [...]

Little and often

In this video by Simon Sinek, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=\_ztgMxdXafI, he poses a set of questions on when you know something became true. His example of going to a gym and trying to work [...]

Incremental planning

Lincoln famously said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” The whole idea of properly planning and preparing isn’t a new concept. We all [...]

Visualizing why

When setting out goals or identifying problems it’s often helpful to get to the root cause of the reasons. The 5 Whys technique is an excellent way that can help teams uncover these underlying [...]

Who are “they”?

Do you know who “they” are? You must, because you’re constantly referring to them in the same way I do and many of us do. Each time we are trying to emphasize a point, we find ourselves referring [...]

Losing your RAG

In my first role as IT Director for British Telecom back in 2007, I remember meeting my new senior management team for the first time. I was younger than they were and there was an air of [...]

Needle in a haystack

What ideas are you working on today that will have the biggest payoff? When will they turn into the value you expect? How will they be met by customers or competitors? Nobody ‘knows’ the answer [...]