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
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
Reading this month’s Harvard Business Review I was struck by a small piece featured in their “IdeaWatch” section on page 22 – “Efficiencies of Scale May Be a Myth”
Monday, March 25, 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
At a time of year when many companies and Senior Leadership Teams are reflecting on what they want the year ahead to be all about, now is a great time to reflect on the critical elements of your strategy that are going to drive your flawless execution to Scaling Up in 2019.
Tuesday, January 08, 2019
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
"Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all" (George Washington) And yet, like motivation, can be a blessing or a curse ...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
What are three practical approaches to making sure your planning day actually results in the company scaling up more efficiently and predictably.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
- More Leadership Lessons from a Jigsaw
- Leadership Lessons from a Jigsaw Puzzle
- Leadership Lessons from Pitti Filati in Florence
- 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?