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Dealing With External Challenge

Dealing With External Challenge

Lessons From History Once in a while along comes something that derails everyone’s plans. In the 20th Century there were two global wars, Spanish Flu and a couple of other significant events like the Great Depression and the HIV/AIDS epidemic that rumbles on. It seems...

Dealing With COVID-19 in Business

Dealing With COVID-19 in Business

There are some useful things that can be done to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. Using the Learning What’s pretty apparent is that having to face the COVID-19 coronavirus has forced a lot of learning onto a lot of people and organisations. For example the UK...

A Cheese Shop Sketch

A Cheese Shop Sketch

I never imagined that 47 years after first meeting John Cleese I’d be writing a rather different version of a Cheese Shop sketch. But that’s the crazy world we live in - and businesses do seem to have a habit of doing crazy things from time to time. Do You Believe...

Top Tips to Make Business Transformation Go Smoothly

Top Tips to Make Business Transformation Go Smoothly

Get your ducks in a row Be clear Make engagement a constant Plan for certainty Make your governance process transparent Be meticulous about managing dependencies Practise what you preach Get Your Ducks In A Row When you start the transformation journey there will be...

Turning Around Business Transformation

Turning Around Business Transformation

5 steps First PAUSE 1. Re-examine the root causes 2. Check the designed solution 3. Produce a revised plan RESTART the Transformation activity 4. Take action and implement 5. Review the outcome Things Aren’t Working This may be a gut feeling or you may have...

Explaining Business Transformation

Explaining Business Transformation

Just what is Business Transformation? The common description is that in management Business Transformation involves making fundamental changes in how business is conducted in order to help cope with shifts in market environment. However that seems to me to be far too...

Selecting Consultants for Business Transformation

Selecting Consultants for Business Transformation

8 Things to Find Out: Can they provide coaching for your people to run the transformation? What evidence is there that they will challenge your assumptions? Do they have transformation experience across a wide variety of businesses and sectors? Can they demonstrate...

A Brave Business Transformation

A Brave Business Transformation

Sometimes it just takes bravery to be truly transformational. Spreading The Wealth You may already have heard about the story of Dan Price who runs Gravity Payments - a card payments business in Seattle. If not - then go have a look here...

10 Reasons Why Business Transformations Fail

10 Reasons Why Business Transformations Fail

What The Web Is Telling You: Before detailing a list of what really causes business transformations to fail, I thought it might be useful to look at some other lists of the top reasons for failure that are being put forward by a bunch of so-called experts on business...

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