Two Parts Preparation, One-Part Timing

Two Parts Preparation, One-Part Timing

Successes or failures with strategy and innovation are influenced by timing, although its importance is often played down for successes and emphasised with failures. Sometimes everything aligns and new products or reforms flourish and other times they fizzle. It’s a...
Believing our own rhetoric

Believing our own rhetoric

​Comparing the performance of your business, organisation or industry with others in your patch is risky. It invites a false sense of security on the urgency and the priorities for change. The real gap to monitor is where we stand relative to world class – and...
Out with the Old and in with the New

Out with the Old and in with the New

When moving house you take the opportunity to do a clean-out and discard what’s no longer needed. Yet we also tend to hang onto a few items that we’re reluctant to part with – even though they are outdated. You see the same pattern when industry service...
Mindset: change before you have to

Mindset: change before you have to

When industries are in crisis, more businesses start taking a lot more notice of their industry structures and the performance of industry services. And in some cases, it doesn’t take much analysis to see that old arrangements are in urgent need of an overhaul. It...