Archive for the ‘Business Strategy’ Category

Guru Jim Collins definition of greatness and the link with your own organisation

Are you lucky enough to work in a great company? Not sure? We are often told that there are very few great companies around. The evidence is often based on the small numbers of organisations who achieve ‘best or great’ status in any of the awards programmes currently running in the UK. Perhaps there are thousands more out there that we are not aware of. I’m not so sure after reading one of the latest articles from Guru Jim Collins. His comments have made me sit up and consider seriously the term ‘greatness’ and how it’s achieved. The meaning of [...]

Posted by john on July 31st, 2013 under Business Strategy, Culture and Values, Leadership Development, The Business Growth Journey Tags: , ,  •  No Comments

The characteristics of a 21st century learning organisation

Over the last century we have made huge strides in our knowledge and understanding of so many fields. From the internet to space travel; from cloning and stem cell research to breaking the sound barrier; and from eradicating disease to the greater comprehension of why we behave as we do. All of these leaps were made through advancements in human learning, and never has it been clearer that learning is essential to operate and succeed in the modern world. If we cease to learn and explore, then we stagnate and get left behind. In business today, the value placed on [...]

Posted by john on July 17th, 2013 under Business Strategy, Culture and Values, The Business Growth Journey Tags: , , ,  •  No Comments

Lessons from the Pharaohs – critical success factors linked to strategy

Growth challenges, imperatives, vision, culture, values and objectives form the basis of any business strategy. The approach used in the commercial world of today is similar to that used by the kings and queens of ancient Egypt thousands of years ago. The Pharaoh’s vision to build the perfect pyramid was arguably the most important element of his construction strategy. To people inside and outside the kingdom, his vision statement was the compass, showing the whole world the focus of his people’s endeavours over the lifespan of the journey. In the business world, many people reading or hearing about an organisation’s [...]

Posted by john on June 28th, 2013 under Business Strategy, Lessons from the Pharaohs, The Business Growth Journey, the winning formula Tags: , , ,  •  No Comments

Encouraging employees to view the business through the ‘eyes of the owner’

Imagine you are the ‘leader at the top’ in your organisation and you’re standing at a crossroads. You’re wondering precisely how it is you got this far. You’re a long way from the start. You’ve enjoyed the journey so far and you’ve been aware of the direction you’ve been travelling in. Although it all seemed to be a lot simpler when you first started out. You feel the hundred or so pairs of eyes staring at you from behind. They’re waiting for you to make a move. They’re waiting to follow. After all, you’ve brought them this far. But the [...]

Posted by john on May 16th, 2013 under Business Strategy, Leadership Development, The Business Growth Journey Tags: , , , ,  •  No Comments

Business growth journey update – Chess Telecom

Everyone I meet at the moment is in a great mood and keen to share good news. Is is because of the feel good factor created by the London 2012 Games and the performance of our athletes? I’m not sure. It’s great nevertheless and long may it continue. We have received feedback recently from many people requesting articles about successful clients – current and past - in the UK. We invited a few to supply an article on their progress to date and what the future will look like for them. Following on from our first blog article featuring a performance update from one of our favourite companies, [...]

Posted by johnstein on August 26th, 2012 under Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Leadership Development, The Business Growth Journey, the winning formula Tags: , , , ,  •  No Comments

Business growth journey update – gap personnel

I have been asked recently by a number of business leaders about the success of companies we have worked with in the past and are currently working with at present. There is so much profile information available on the web these days - business success is an industry in its own right – why do people want more? Well one of the main reasons is that information has more meaning to us when we can identify with the leader and the company in our own backyard. Also ambitious leaders want to know - how do others manage to grow? We invited a number of our favourite companies to produce a [...]

Posted by johnstein on August 25th, 2012 under Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Leadership Development, The Business Growth Journey, the winning formula Tags: , , , , ,  •  No Comments