Archive for category: Future Shape of the Winner

Developing & Maintaining Entrepreneurial Success

Developing & Maintaining Entrepreneurial Success

  The opportunity to judge a University Competition for teams of young Entrepreneurs and then Rosebeth Moss Kanter’s entrepreneur focused HBR blog, have caused me to reflect again on the needs that external consultants could reasonably provide on a point of need basis. I was greatly energised by the effort […]

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Performance Management

Performance Management

The 20th anniversary of the Balanced Scorecard (Introduced in the 1992 Harvard Business Review article by Dr Robert Kaplan and Dr David Norton), hearing some interesting perspectives on regulation / innovation at a Long Finance Conference and seeing Bono’s Factivism (evidence-based activist) 15 minute TED presentation have reignited my focus on […]

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Raising the Bar on Talent Management – by embedding a performance culture.

Raising the Bar on Talent Management – by embedding a performance culture.

In recent months there has been an increasing torrent of comments about enterprises lacking the skills needed to be agile and staff engagement falling. For example: “We are concerned when we see that many executives around the world don’t have confidence in their organisation’s skills to achieve strategic goals and […]

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Global and Local Agility without Hubris

Global and Local Agility without Hubris

In the last week I have been provoked to think about two dimensions of enterprise performance: Encouraging enterprise ambition while limiting the risks from Hubris amongst the leaders The balance between acting globally and being locally agile The Economist Article “Davos Man and his defects” comments on the spread of […]

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Training First Line Managers and Supervisors

Training First Line Managers and Supervisors

Do you set out to grow supervisors and future leaders in your Enterprise or do you “buy-in” top Leadership when vacancies in the C suite occur and expect Supervisors to develop their Management and Leadership Skills “on the job” with negligible training or coaching?  Moreover is there a collective sense […]

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How do your Corporate Values and your People influence your Strategic Direction?

How do your Corporate Values and your People influence your Strategic Direction?

  How much consideration do you give to corporate values as a leadership team? Develops its ambition for your Enterprise?  Sets corporate direction and incentivises the performance necessary?        The recent Employee Outlook report produced by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) suggests that 40% of employees […]

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Using “Perishable” Information in Big Data Sets

Using “Perishable” Information in Big Data Sets

  How can your enterprise secure value from the increasing amounts of data that is being collected through an ever increasing numbers of sensors, stored, analysed and interrogated by ever more sophisticated systems? My strong sense is to stick to foundation principals and start by asking how you can improve […]

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Compensation for Executive Superstarts

Compensation for Executive Superstarts

Do you use: Benchmark compensation data to set senior executive compensation?  Consider the enterprise’s performance and shareholder return relative to comparable companies? Data on your Senior Executive’s compensation in past years and compensation data across the enterprise? Recently published research by by Charles M. Elson and Craig K. Ferrere of […]

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Big Data and Corporate Governance

Big Data and Corporate Governance

To quote Silberzahn and Jones “Despite formidable developments in business strategy over the last fifty years, organizations keep being disrupted by events they should have seen coming, but didn’t, or by events they saw coming but were unable to avoid or take advantage of.” We may in a future Blog pick up […]

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Setting Strategic Direction

Setting Strategic Direction

  How is Strategic Direction set in your organisation? The short time horizons in some enterprises – not least where tenure in the C suite is short and the primary focus is on meeting analyst’s expectations for the quarter – reduces the attraction of classical strategic planning. Nevertheless I believe […]

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