Business Rocks – Blind-Sided

This week’s riff: We have now lived in our new house for five months. When we moved in we had no curtains or blinds, and so my wife ordered a great product called Blinds-In-A-Box. The next day a box full of concertinaed paper blinds arrived and we used them as a...

Lost In Translation

High-level strategy is as useful to most workers in an organization as a high-flying airliner is to people in a bus queue. The bus passengers may briefly look up and notice the plane and its vapor trail, but, even if it is traveling in the same direction, it cannot...

Business Rocks – Willpower Beats Horsepower

This week’s riff: Studies suggest that over 60% of transformation efforts fail. It doesn’t seem to matter whether you’re leading a huge organization or a smaller enterprise: the chances are your big change initiatives will fail. There are many reasons for these...

The Strategy Powerhouse

I’m more than delighted to share with you a new service I’ve been developing. The Strategy Powerhouse is the antidote to dry, stilted, budget-driven, consultant-led and ineffectual strategy initiatives. I have used my 20+ years experience of developing and...

Willpower Beats Horsepower

Meanwhile, a much smaller client, with revenues no greater than £50 million has made great strides with its priority initiatives. The team has implemented new IT systems, significantly grown its on-line sales channel and invested in new product launches. As a result,...

Business Rocks – Better Than John Lewis

This week’s riff: Having moved house recently, I have been in constant contact with BT about my phone and broadband service. After each conversation, the service agent has informed me that I’ll receive an email or text asking me to rank the service. On at least two...