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How to Act Faster in Uncertain Times

How to Act Faster in Uncertain Times

Uncertainty swirling around is not great for getting things done. It creates a sense of ‘hurry up and wait’, which is frustrating for us results-oriented types.There is an upside though. I find that people are more likely to cut to the chase.You...

When Does Being Slow and Unsure Pay Off?

When Does Being Slow and Unsure Pay Off?

Speed is a competitive advantage when you’re learning (or unlearning) and implementing.  Counterintuitively, the reverse applies with strategy. The best strategists are actually slow and unsure. I’m not talking about procrastinating or...

How to Choose Your Mental Game

How to Choose Your Mental Game

I notice more people talking about problems and what not to do at present. In these times, it’s easy to be sensitive to a loss of control, to ambiguity, and uncertainty. However, obsessing about risks is unhealthy and unhelpful. For leaders,...

Paving the Cow Paths

Paving the Cow Paths

We get so invested in old ways, that new technology becomes a means to make the same products, services and processes better, faster and cheaper. It only works up to a point. We can learn a lot from history about how to know when it’s time to start...

Three Simple Ideas to Catalyse Industry Action

Three Simple Ideas to Catalyse Industry Action

You often hear industry leaders complain that businesses are too apathetic to engage on industry issues. How is it that some leaders can catalyse industry action and others can’t? My experience is that successful businesses are rarely apathetic....

A Decade of Value Destruction

A Decade of Value Destruction

Shareholder activists are showing that even the smallest players can wield enormous influence when they call out value destruction. Their strategies and tactics offer powerful insights for industry innovators. We were given a great example this...

Is Your New Boss a Tyrant?

Is Your New Boss a Tyrant?

Valuable advice I received when I first started consulting was that too many people leave their corporate jobs to go out on their own, only to discover they now have a tougher boss. It seems that many people are finding themselves in this situation...