In Praise of VUCA

In Praise of VUCA – a method for looking at a crazy world The term VUCA sounds particularly ugly but is very effective in stimulating strategic thinking. A key skill for a strategist is to make sense of what’s happening in the Read More…

Keeping a ‘Founder’s Mentality’

Small organisations aspire to grow ‘big’ someday, to become a behemoth bestriding the marketplace, their ideas shaping it to their own ends. The problem is, according to Chris Zook of Bain and Company, that when they become successful the growth Read More…

Why leaders lose their way

Almost half of Irish business leaders would be willing to engage in potentially unethical actions to meet financial targets, according to a recent survey by EY. This startling statistic is consistent with another, perhaps less surprising, finding from a survey Read More…

Do you treat your data as an Asset?

When I ask the question how data driven is your organisation, I invariably get back a positive answer because of course everybody uses data in their work. However, if I ask the question do you treat data as an asset, Read More…

Is analytics blinding businesses?

It is hard to ignore the exponential growth in the digitisation of data and the advancement in analytical tools/techniques to exploit this growth. Early adopters have shown the possibility of real benefits in adopting these techniques but in parallel there has Read More…