A great definition of strategy is provided by the eminent Michael Porter when he states that strategy is …“the creation of a unique and valuable position, involving a different set of activities His point being, stop developing strategies that have you competing to be the best, look to develop strategies that have you competing to be unique.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Ninety years of academic research has continually indicated that giving people what they crave helps #scaleup a business, reduce labour turnover & absenteeism, and ultimately increase profitability. Why then do we find it so hard?
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Currently reading General Stanley McChrystal’s book ‘Team of Teams – New rules of engagement for a complex world’. A great read, not only in the learning to be had but, as business books go, a cracking and entertaining read.The training people are prepared to endure to make it into the elite forces is simply mind-boggling. Trust me you do not want to try BUD/S (curious? Now you are just going to have to read the book. Oh OK, or Google it)
Saturday, June 01, 2019
Successfully scaling up a business is not simply about growing. It requires growing with increased profitability, not just size – whether that be in team members, customers, sales, or impact. So what might that actually mean if you were looking to scale a law practice, or any business for that matter?
Sunday, May 19, 2019
A skill that I am continually looking to hone in my role as a Scaling Up Coach is staying curious and consciously thinking about how I ask questions and indeed what questions I pose to help my clients gain greater clarity as to where their attention and intention needs to be.
Saturday, April 06, 2019
Have just got back from a fantastic trip to India working with an amazing group of women who work with my most recent Scaling Up client, KOCO are on a mission to change the world through the beautiful craft of high quality, hand-knitted garments.
Monday, February 25, 2019
As someone who spends a lot my time assisting clients with verbal and non-verbal communication it often intrigues me how choice of vocabulary or labelling can significantly impact how we then choose to interpret or understand things. How just ‘tweaking’ the words we use can sometimes have a significant impact on what might then be achieved.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Meetings often have a bad reputation and not without cause, consider some of this data: •Executives spend 40-50% (23hrs) of their working hours per week in meetings •90% of meeting attendees admit to daydreaming in them •73% acknowledge they do other work during meetings •25% of meetings are spent discussing irrelevant issues
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
I once sat in a strategy session with a CEO who asked endless questions of his team before cheerfully answering most of them himself. His executive team dubbed him the Boomerang Boss.
Monday, November 12, 2018
Understand how the application of a simple, practical, and actionable tool from our Scaling Up suite can help you have the "right people doing the right things right" as you grow.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
- Differentiation doesn’t have to be complicated and/or expensive …
- Studies since the 1930's and we still don't get it
- It's all about the rhythm
- Four Fundamentals to Scale Your Law Practice
- The Power of Everybody Knowing the Part they Play
- We have all the answers
- Are You Scaling or Just Growing?
- Leadership Lessons From India
- But What if it Breaks?
- Be Careful What You Call It ...