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Is your enterprise too reliant on a rear-view mirror?

Is your enterprise too reliant on a rear-view mirror?

The speed of competition means we need to do more than look in our review mirror to assess competitive threats. Proactive assessment of changes in power amongst our suppliers & buyers, potential substitute products and new entrants, the competitive rivalry and changes in complementary products and regulation is a basis for improved enterprise agility.

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Succession Planning

Succession Planning

In this week when the resignation of the Manchester United Manager Alex Ferguson has put the issue of succession on front pages  it is perhaps timely to reflect on succession plans. How do you approach succession planning in your enterprise? Having personally experienced a spectrum of approaches from a highly […]

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Risk Management – The Personal Dimension

Risk Management – The Personal Dimension

As we recruit and develop our people do we place enough emphasis on having people who have the values our enterprise need to flourish and reward our stakeholders this year, next year and into the future? Moreover. Do we provide them with the incentives that will promote alignment of their […]

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Modern software applications – benefits & risks

Modern software applications – benefits & risks

  A day last week looking at IBM’s websphere brought home to me how advances in software have really brought value to enterprises in three particular respects: Functional business users  (in Marketing for example) can now make changes to complex systems themselves using very friendly user interfaces – no knowledge […]

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Management by Walking About

Management by Walking About

  Whilst I am a firm believer that better processes and systems can improve Corporate Governance by helping inform Directors and providing a foundation for improved Board effectiveness, all the current publicity around the leadership at Barclays Bank alerted me to reflect on two themes that have resurfaced periodically through […]

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