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“Stretch goals are like stretch pants – they’re a sign that you’ve given up hope!” January is a time for setting new goals.
2020 may have shown us how fragile life can be, but it has also highlighted the human capacity for generosity, collaboration, improvement and innovation.
It is a time to be bold; to identify, focus on and ruthlessly pursue a strategy that enables you to truly win, not merely survive.
How well is your mind and your organisation prepared to recognise new innovation opportunities and breakthroughs?
Hubris, arrogance and a desire not to lose face are perhaps one of the biggest risks to innovation. Not everything will work.
As a leader of your business, what steps have you taken to embed common values and behaviours across your organisation?
The challenge for business leaders who want to accelerate innovation is to develop a system that generates thousands of ideas a year
The impact of the pandemic is not only creating temporary changes to business markets, it is also accelerating structural changes.
What have you learned about your leadership style during the crisis, and how have you re-evaluated and evolved your approach as a result?
There are seldom any easy solutions to complex problems and the blind copying of actions, simply because others are doing it, is little more than a sign of fear
What are the potential connections between your various products and services and how could you transform your star products?
What steps will you take to develop your team when it is still more likely to meet virtually than it is physically?
What ideas have you seen work that have improved the performance and cohesiveness of senior teams during the pandemic?
With any new venture or initiative you must be willing to stand back, take a holistic view and let the facts speak for themselves.
Review this list, assess your performance on each of the factors and identify your priorities for development and action
Over the past six months, you will most likely have navigated some of the most challenging seas of your career.
Which of these five lessons could help you improve the delivery of organizational change across your business?
Building ownership is a Sisyphean effort. It is a never-ending task of developing mutual trust across an organisation, aligning everyone behind a clear strategic intent
What level of local discretion is demanded by your strategy and business model? And how effective is your organisation in delivering your approach?
What meaningfully unique ideas are you working on at the moment? And what investments are you making in your organisation’s ability to create and deliver bigger, better and faster innovations?
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