What is a Strategic Plan?

What is a Strategic Plan?

Without a clear strategic plan, your every action simply becomes a tactic. Multiplied across your growing business and those actions – although well-intentioned – become increasingly random and lack cohesion, structure or direction. As a business leader it...
Strategy for Beginners

Strategy for Beginners

Strategy for Beginners – Strategy is a process just like any other process.  Unfortunately this simple fact is often forgotten. All too often organisations think about strategy once or twice a year and forget about it until prompted by a senior manager.  Unless...
The Next Big Idea

The Next Big Idea

Having run 100’s of strategy workshops over the years we find a set of ‘core’ business strategies tend to come up frequently.  For example; “Improve Customer  Satisfaction” is a core business strategy.  How do we go about improving...

Alternatives to ‘Best Practice’

The phrase “best practice” comes up all the time and is often used to justify a change. Occasionally, it is used to repackage old items to sell at a higher price. However, the meaning of ‘best practice’ is far too ethereal to be considered as a viable...

Focus is the future

Preview of an article from Business News June 2016 – We asked Clive Keyte, Managing Director at Intrafocus Limited to explain the phrase Focus is the Future. Q: What do you mean by “focus is the future”, surely you mean focus on the future? CK: No. Focusing on...

Send a postcard from the future

At the start of a strategic planning project staff need to be motivated. They need to see the project as worthwhile and not just another initiative. They need to be excited and they need to feel ownership. One of the tools in the kit bag to enable this is to...