Posts Tagged: Direction

When strategy has no substance

It's not a bad thing to ask people to dream or set their sights higher, or even aim for something no one else thinks is possible. But is that enough? UCLA Management Professor, Richard Rumelt, likens adhering to stretch goals without substance, to "the great pushes of ...

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Forward thinking partnerships

"The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.”[1] Much could be said about our changing world—economic instability, political and civil unrest, the threat of terrorism, religious intolerance, epic levels of national debt, corrupt governments under attack, the rising ...

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Periods of isolation for a leader can be debilitating or life transforming

For children growing up in America during the 1960’s and 70’s, “Gilligan”, “Skipper”, the “Howell’s”, “Ginger, the movie star”, “The Professor” and “Mary Ann”, were household names as key characters in CBS’ hit Television series, Gilligan’s Island.[i]  It’s 98 episodes focused around the plot of finding ...

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Managing talent is an exercise in creativity

What if I recruit the wrong person?  How do I make sure I get a return on my investment and not lose this person to a competitor?  Are we ready to recruit someone into this new growth area—perhaps we need to make sure we have got the ...

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Finding your way

Not long ago, I had the privilege of meeting Nicholas Barnett, CEO of Insync Surveys Pty Limited, and the author of an outstanding book called GPS for your Organisation.[i]  Ken Blanchard, co-author of the best-selling book, The One Minute Manager, wrote the foreword. Barnett has produced a very practical tool—the ...

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Decision-making: why joining the dots should be easier than it is

Many of us can remember ‘joining the dots’ as a child.  A maze of simple dots each numbered but seemingly placed randomly on a page waiting for someone to join them together so that a picture could come to life! Somehow, as adults the ‘game’ took on ...

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