Archive for category: Strategic Direction

A virtuous circle linking growth opportunities to the growing capabilities of your people ….. to feed more growth

A virtuous circle linking growth opportunities to the growing capabilities of your people ….. to feed more growth

  Earlier this week John Kay reminded us of the Technological uncertainty in our complex world in his Financial Times Column.   To varying degrees I could paint similar pictures for a range of the external factors that influence enterprises and use this as a foundation for an argument for corporate […]

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Building an Adaptability Advantage

Building an Adaptability Advantage

    The UK Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Management Innoxation Exchange (MIX) are currently running a “Hackerthon” entitled, Hacking HR to Build an Adaptability Advantage.  Setting the scene Gary Hamel pointed out that organisations are not designed to be adaptable and that corporate histories generally show long periods […]

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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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Developing Leaders for our connected Economy

Developing Leaders for our connected Economy

            “The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate for the story present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty and we must rise with the occasion. As our situation is new, so we must think anew and act anew.” Abraham Lincoln, 1 December 1862.   […]

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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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Data – Getting to Grips with the numbers

Data – Getting to Grips with the numbers

Three Questions: 1.         How many people in your enterprise use data well to extract real insights that help them / you make better decisions? 2.         Are analytical skills concentrated in a small sub set of your people? 3.         Do you have a reliable central depository of data / information or is management discussion […]

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