Over-engineered organisations are disempowering people

  How did we get into this parlous situation, and what can we do to recover from it? Many companies have fallen into the trap of over-engineering their internal activities with over-complicated structures and bureaucratic reporting systems, leading to disempowered Read More…

Middle managers: implementing strategy and leading change

They are the Mintzberg’s ‘middle line’, these men and women we rely upon to implement strategy and lead change.  They have the experience, ideas, networks (formal and informal) and continuity to translate a vision into action, to execute complex interdependent Read More…

Want a resolution? Keep things simple in 2016

You can do great things in 2016 if you don’t spread yourself too thin – so be ruthless and realistic about your goals! Source: www.hiveage.com With the New Year upon us, I am afraid I can guarantee you a few certainties to look forward to this year. Irrespective of Read More…

Don’t forget the strategy!

It’s the time of the year when most organisations are finalising their business plans and strategies for 2016. This, as most of us can vouch for, can often be a challenging and somewhat fraught process at the best of times. Read More…

Are you treating the right problem?

“There are two certainties in life, death and taxes” said Brad Pitt in the 1998 movie  “Meet Joe Black”. Actually I believe there is a third certainty, problems. Source: www.cliparthut.com Problems are part of the journey of life, we cannot Read More…

Building High Performance Cultures

Organisations are feeling the pressure to hold on to cost savings achieved over the last number of years whilst simultaneously increasing service impact or profit in a challenging economic environment. “You need to do more with less” is the mantra Read More…

Mergers and acquisitions: Cloud Strategy to the rescue!

Many organisations struggle with the integration of acquired companies due to uncertainty at three levels. Firstly, formulating and communicating a coherent business strategy pre-supposes an in-depth knowledge of the acquired assets, resources and capabilities. It takes time, however, for employees Read More…

The two big risks lurking over the horizon

Several large risk factors remain from the economic bubble. In particular, debt levels remain elevated. Goodbodys Stockbrokers expect government debt to be 107% of gross domestic product at the end of this year before falling to 101% by the end Read More…

The new CEO

What if I told you your company has a new CEO? And there is more…..he is passionate and very active, he is a brand ambassador and is empowered with knowledge! Does it ring a bell?….  Source: www.shutterstock.com ..well let me tell Read More…