Creating a High Performance Culture

Creating a High Performance Culture

Creating a High Performance Culture – Peter Drucker, the legendary management guru says that ‘business culture eats strategy’. By this, he means that the most successful companies are those which build positive, powerful high performance culture. But...
Realistic Business Objectives

Realistic Business Objectives

Every company needs a clearly defined set of business objectives as part of its business strategy. These objectives should follow the SMART model – being specific in nature, measurable in output with key performance indicators, achievable with stretch and...
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...

Thinking Strategically

It’s coming up to the start of new fiscal year in the United Kingdom (and many other parts of the world). It’s the time of the year when most companies start thinking strategically. Typically, medium to large sized companies will book away-days for the executive team...

Four Hurdles to Strategy Execution

  In their book ‘Blue Ocean Strategy’ W.Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne describe four organisational hurdles to strategy execution. Their description relates to the implementation of a Blue Ocean Strategy but in truth it applies equally to any strategy. The...

Strategic Graffiti

In his book ‘The Execution Shortcut’ Jeroen De Flander introduces the notion of Strategic Graffiti. This is when a strategic message is passed from one level to another (or even sideways) and the message is either embellished or condensed or changed in some way that...