13 12, 2016

Bold thinking

By |2016-12-26T14:59:28+00:00December 13th, 2016|culture, leadership, planning|Comments Off on Bold thinking

A fascinating book Bold by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler (Simon & Schuster, 2015) covers the use of exponential technologies, “moonshot thinking”, and crowd-powered tools used by individuals admired by many:  Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Larry Page – and Peter Diamandis. What interests me is that the mental mindset and approach to planning [...]

1 10, 2016

Level Four “Time Management” – revisited

By |2016-10-26T08:12:21+00:00October 1st, 2016|execution, management, planning|Comments Off on Level Four “Time Management” – revisited

Nobody manages time. We all know that we manage ourselves in relation to time or hours available. Most of my clients have some system of “time management” in place. I implemented a very simple approach. It has only two categories: relations and results. Recently I had a discussion with a client about her use of [...]

26 05, 2014

Do you do what you plan to do?

By |2016-10-26T08:12:22+00:00May 26th, 2014|execution, learning, management, planning|Comments Off on Do you do what you plan to do?

Do you have great plans but struggle to execute them? You argue that there is not enough time in the day and you focus on fire-fighting. The important goals which build your business – and you know they are important – get short-shifted for client work. Planning is usually the interesting part but then the [...]

29 10, 2012

Keep it simple

By |2016-10-26T08:12:23+00:00October 29th, 2012|execution, leadership, management, planning|Comments Off on Keep it simple

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed? You just have too much to do and cannot really cope at that moment? I recently reread a book and three articles on totally different subjects when it struck me how related they were. All had a single message: Keep it simple. […]

25 06, 2012

Ensuring success when executing strategy: A checklist

By |2017-02-26T16:42:08+00:00June 25th, 2012|communication, culture, execution, leadership, learning, planning|Comments Off on Ensuring success when executing strategy: A checklist

Any MD or leader senses that a change in strategy means a change in execution and in behaviour.  I have clients who are by now well-versed in leading change and who really relish the execution process especially as they are experiencing success on various levels. Others who have sailed through usually invigorating strategic planning sessions [...]

29 11, 2011

Operational innovation and leave your competition behind

By |2016-10-26T08:12:24+00:00November 29th, 2011|leadership, learning, organisation, planning|Comments Off on Operational innovation and leave your competition behind

A client enthusiastically drew my attention to an article about operational innovation as a way to change a company.  This article is so full of down-to-earth common sense that I would like to share some of its ideas with all my clients. Michael Hammer, author of Deep Change – How Operational Innovation Can Transform a [...]

29 12, 2009

New Year, new plans

By |2016-10-26T08:12:28+00:00December 29th, 2009|planning|Comments Off on New Year, new plans

A client of mine asked me whether I had done my planning for the next year? I answered “Yes” and “No”. Another asked, “how to get a fresh perspective for the year that lies ahead? How to avoid that January turns out to be more of the same?” […]