I sat between two solicitors at a breakfast meeting a while ago. “What do you do?”, I asked. “I’m with the LARGEST legal practice in town”, said one, in a proud tone. The other said, looking down his nose at an even more acute angle, “I’m with the OLDEST legal firm in town”. Rather than […]
A good business strategy means that you, and the people around you, are really clear about what you're trying to achieve, and how you're going to reach your goals. And if you're trying to build value in your business, it's likely that your business strategy is designed to make your company more competitive, more fun to work in, with people around you that will inspire and support you.
I’ve recently concluded a project where I needed to give the client a complete ‘picture’ of their current situation and where they might get to. David Hockney’s massive ‘Bigger Trees Near Warter’ provided inspiration.
I hate mission statements. I’ve yet to encounter an organisation that operates better because it’s got one. You know the kind of thing I mean, the vacuous phrase displayed in the lobby… To be the World Leading Provider of Enterprise Centric Productivity Solutions through Innovation and an Empowered Workforce* Is it any wonder that I’d […]
This short video of Guy Kawasaki speaking at a conference a few years ago is still relevant – and it probably always will be. It gives his three ways of ‘making meaning’.