Tag: strategy

Consistency: The Bull’s Eye of Success

Consistency: The Bull’s Eye of Success

We are all looking for a silver bullet when it comes to unlocking the secrets of success. Some people attribute their success to early mornings. Others pin it to being tougher negotiators. And they are not wrong, those are all elements of their success. The fundamental golden thread that needs to be weaved through every …

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IT Leaders are still not considered Business Leaders

IT Leaders are still not considered Business Leaders

With the proliferation of digital transformation and technology-speak in an organisation; I am constantly amazed that CIOs or IT leaders are still fighting for their seat at the executive table. This was recently reinforced as I have read through a number of digital transformation surveys and research reports from a number of large and respected …

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Digital Transformation Correctly Calibrated

Digital Transformation Correctly Calibrated

Digital transformation is certainly the buzzword of the decade. It has made Buzzword Bingo winners the world over as it has punctuated every digital, tech; futurist and marketing conference in recent memory. This article it not meant to question the viability of digital transformation; but rather challenge its focus. Traditionally every digital transformation project is …

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Problem Solving With Peripheral Vision

Problem Solving With Peripheral Vision

Problem solving is a skill that needs honing. Entrepreneurs face having to make business critical decisions daily. Whether they are working on approaches to acquire new clients or they are trying to understand the financial impact of employing new staff. Their lives are a quagmire of decisions. The problem however is that a lot of the time …

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Brand Executives Have Four Faces

Brand Executives Have Four Faces

Brand executives have to adapt and pivot at a rapid rate to make sure that their brands are as relevant tomorrow as they are today. To do this they are constantly adjusting their focus from what is happening here and now, to what might be happening on a more distant time horizon. Brand executives are …

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Omnichannel Experience Is Not One Sided

Omnichannel Experience Is Not One Sided

Businesses are increasingly focused on the omnichannel experience. A business model that unifies customer touch points across multiple channels, providing a seamless experience regardless of how a customer interacts with the retailer. There are three primary ways that we must reflect on how to define omnichannel. The first is what every organisation intuitively defaults to: Omnichannel …

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Entrepreneurs and Evolution

Entrepreneurs and Evolution

Entrepreneurs are constantly evolving. Constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible and what can and should be done. This is what makes entrepreneurs so special. This determined belief in the Darwinian; Survival of the Fittest! This links back to an earlier post on entrepreneurs that I wrote some months back. As entrepreneurs are constantly evolving; they are …

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Qualified Entrepreneurs

Qualified Entrepreneurs

Is there such a thing as a qualified entrepreneur? If so, what is it? Can you study to be an entrepreneur and what does that qualification look like? These are just the super high-level questions that are asked on a daily basis. The real crux of this article is twofold. The first is: can you …

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Are You Still Peddling A Commodity?

Are You Still Peddling A Commodity?

Strategy is something quite close to my heart. The challenge of unpacking a problem and looking at its various component parts is something that I thoroughly enjoy doing. Putting those pieces back together with a thorough understanding of where each piece goes as well as why it exists in the first place is a very satisfying feeling. …

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2015 is: The Year of the Customer

2015 is: The Year of the Customer

According to the Chinese Zodiac, this is the year of the Goat… Which is great… I guess… But more to the point – I think that this is the year of the customer! As I mentioned in a related post earlier this week; organisations are going to have to start thinking more about how their …

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