Riding out the storm

23 March 2015

As the iron ore and oil prices continue to drop the impact is being felt far and wide. The aggregate gain from the low prices of these commodities is being put to... Read more >

The process of innovation

8 March 2015

Successful innovation is the accumulation of goal clarity, ideas that align with strategy, a foundation which enables innovation to bloom, and a process that tests each assumption. ... Read more >

The 3 pillars of innovation

4 March 2015

Innovative solutions don’t need to be novel, but they are clever in meeting a need. To be successful innovation requires these 3 factors: Knowledge, Culture and Process. ... Read more >

Looking beyond the window

22 February 2015

Roy Hill, an Iron Ore mine in the far North of Western Australia is on line to achieve lift off in September 2015 when its first iron ore fines shipments will occur.... Read more >

Strategy Excellence – making businesses financially successful and admired

11 February 2015

The factors inherent in creating a business which is financially successful and highly admired are not secret and we look at them here.  ... Read more >

Seven sources of innovation

8 February 2015

Innovation denotes something new and unexpected that has been created through creative insight. Getting this insight may seem difficult at times, but it doesn’t have to be. ... Read more >

Doing Calculus with Roman Numerals

7 January 2015

By Seth Godin Quick, what’s XIV squared? You can’t do advanced math without the zero. And you can’t write precise prose without a well-developed vocabulary. The magic of the alphabet is that... Read more >

Building conflict into strategy

15 December 2014

In a recent webinar on strategic planning  I commented that one of the pitfalls in the strategic planning process  is the lack of conflict in the planning process.  When one of the... Read more >

The listening post

19 October 2014

What is the essence of a good meeting?  The answer may surprise you. A good meeting seeks conflict not agreement. Sounds counterintuitive? Well its not when the purpose of the meeting is... Read more >

Key implementation tool: The One Page Plan

15 October 2014

A good tool in the arsenal of implementation tools is the One Page Plan.  As its name says.  It is a plan on one page.  Its role is to close the gap... Read more >