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Decision Making Hampered By Ignorance

Hans Rosling  is a Swedish medical doctor, academic, and statistician and he has some very sobering things to say about our global ignorance. Working originally in public health, he grew increasingly concerned at the number of people he came across whose views on global health were predicated on ignorance of the facts. He soon came […]

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Defining Strategic Intent And Why It Really Matters

How clear is your strategic intent? Most organisations are getting better at communicating their vision, mission and values. They understand that people who feel connected to their organisation, and understand where it  is headed, usually make better employees. In good organizations most people can describe the values and if they can’t remember the vision word […]

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How To Get Organisational Strategy A Seat At The Table

Boards and management are often polarised on the role of Boards in developing organisational strategy. How can a group of independent Directors hope to understand the business sufficiently to drive strategy in the time available to them? Then again, it’s clear that a good Board should be full of experienced business leaders who can add […]

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The Lessons from Break Through Companies

Book Review: Strategy Focus The Breakthrough Company: How Everyday Companies Become Breakthrough Performance by Keith R. McFarland 2009 McFarland started his research for this book by asking three questions: Why do most companies start small and stay that way? What is special about the handful of companies that successfully “break through” the entrepreneurial stage of […]

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