Leadership

Are you emotionally connected?

I hear many businesses use the terms “mission”, “purpose” and “vision” with great flourish and sincerity. The problem is that all too often, when you scratch below the surface, their actual statements tend to be trite platitudes that have little emotional connection for both customers and employees. All too often, they also tend to be…

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A fabulous afternoon in Portofino

For those of you who have been keeping an eye on The Global Strategy Institute’s Instagram and Facebook feeds for the last few months, you’ll know that I have been travelling and working in Europe. What I have found really interesting is how many people have made comment about how lucky I am and how…

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Discipline, focus and fun

Discipline, focus…AND fun will ensure successful projects The Problem Project Management is a critical business capability. Billions of dollars are involved annually in the delivery of small to medium-sized projects. The capability to effectively delivery business projects is, however, by no means universal – most projects fail to deliver. PWC, which reviewed 10,640 projects from…

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Strategy + Culture = Results

“The prize for closing the strategy-to-performance gap is huge – an increase in performance of anywhere from 60% to 100% for most companies.” Turning Great Strategy into Great Performance, Mankins & Steele, HBR, 2006 I recently got involved in an online discussion on the relationship between strategy and corporate culture. To me it did not…

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Why Your Strategic Plan Must Include Leadership Development

Hardline growth strategies, goals and robust project management are vital to ensuring that a business achieves its strategic ambitions. You absolutely need these and the right systems and processes in place to facilitate successful execution.  However, even the most focussed plans are useless unless something is done to engage the business’s biggest asset – its…

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