Category Archives: Top 10 Tips

How To Deliver Strategic Initiatives Successfully

Focus on a few, big priorities. Dave Packard, co-founder of computer giant Hewlett Packard once said, “More organisations die of indigestion than starvation.” In other words, business leaders try to do too much at once, lose focus and become irrelevant. … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Grow Profits In Difficult Times

You don’t need me to tell you that today’s business world is unpredictable. We can quickly become overtaken by events outside our control. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t raise profits even when the economy is going south. Here … Continue reading

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Top 10 Innovation Killers

I have previously written elsewhere about 5 innovation killers, but have been thinking further on this subject and have now identified 10 organisational and management factors that I believe prevent companies from reaching their innovation potential. Professional management. Although professionally … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Get More From Your Strategy Retreat

We’ve all been there. The annual strategy away day is a fixture for many management teams. And yet, all too often, they are sessions where there is more heat generated than light, and where real breakthroughs are thin on the … Continue reading

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10 Sources Of New Growth Ideas

New applications for existing technologies. Sir James Dyson’s bag-less vacuum cleaner technology was inspired by the way a local sawmill used a giant cyclone to lift and remove sawdust from the air. Combine disparate technologies. Apple’s iPod and iTunes, brought … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Break Through Your Functional Silos

Ensure that you and your executive colleagues model the behaviors you want. Develop a culture of openness and trust. How often do your managers and executives seek direct feedback on their trickiest issues from their peers? Get closer – much … Continue reading

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10 CEO Guidelines To Ensure Your Strategic Initiatives Succeed

Ensure the program leader has the right capabilities for the job. I know that this is obvious, but I have seen too many instances where the program leader is totally unsuited to the work demanded by leading a major strategy … Continue reading

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