September 27, 2021

Project Resources: Who Moved Your Cheese?

You may have read the book 'Who Moved My Cheese?' - strange title aside it was one of the biggest sellers of the last century. A guide to competing in the rat race, it has a strange relevance for those leading or sponsoring ambitious projects and initiatives.
October 13, 2021

Project Cynics: A Powerful Force in De-risking Your Initiative

There can be a lot of cynicism regarding strategic initiatives and critical projects. Once we saw this as something negative… preferring to engage with those who dreamed big and saw few obstacles. How our views have changed! Today, we value the corporate cynic, seeing cynicism as a potentially powerful input to the process of de risking strategic initiatives. 
November 29, 2021

Short Termism:
Caught in a Costly Short Term Time Trap?

The great irony is that the cost of not meeting this quarter’s number is only a fraction of the cost of short-term thinking. It is 47% less revenue and 81% less profit according to McKinsey data!2. The business case for looking beyond the quarterly number is both clear and compelling.
November 30, 2021

Shouldn’t Business Unusual Become More Usual?

Business Unusual is a bye word for many of the most complex challenges of modern leadership and strategy. Typically, it is seen as the opposite of business […]