Tag Archives: strategy execution

The New CEO’s Secret Weapon

If change is happening on the outside faster than on the inside, the end is in sight.  -Jack Welch, former CEO, GE One of the most difficult jobs in modern business is that of the incoming CEO.  As soon as the … Continue reading

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World Class Tennis and Strategy Execution

There is no strategy without execution, and there is no execution without leadership. Several decades ago the wooden Dunlop Maxply racket was the only racket to have. A famous squash player said in an advertisement: “Without my Dunlop Maxply, I might … Continue reading

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Management may have the clocks, but we’ve got the time!

“If it weren’t for the last-minute, a lot of things wouldn’t get done.” – Michael S. Traylor There’s an old saying in business: “Time is money”, which obviously refers to the need for greater productivity and output in a shorter … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame Performance and the Leadership Factor

The key issue isn’t having a strategy, it’s getting it implemented!  ~Jack Welch One of the most difficult areas of business is not developing strategy, but actually delivering on strategic objectives. Every business has a strategy (some developed with expensive consulting … Continue reading

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Culture Change: It’s All About Asking the Right Questions

The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge. ~Thomas Berger In my advisory work I frequently find myself sitting alone with a CEO or business founder listening to them talk about their management team and their … Continue reading

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Growth: It starts out great, but then . . .

An organisation, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it.  ~Dee Hock When organisations or businesses get started there is always the buzz of excitement.  Everything is new and exciting.  Opportunity … Continue reading

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Internal Auditors, Corporate Culture and Risk . . .

This past week I had the pleasure of addressing the World Strategy Summit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  The conference title was “Strategists for a Better Tomorrow” and I shared the stage with Gary Hamel, Tom Peters and Rene … Continue reading

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