Planning

How Well Do You Know Your Business Model

Many business owners and senior managers, if asked, admit to having a great understanding of their business model and the market in which it operates. In reality, most have a startlingly shallow understanding, failing to take into account many facets of the model.

One of the difficulties in defining or describing a business model is the […]

By |June 16th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

The Mission Makes the Team.

Sometimes I think everything I need to know is contained in children’s movies. In his infinite wisdom, Cheshire Cat demonstrates one of the great aspects of any team of any size – a mission. Without one, where would we be?

Consider a team of ten professionals, all high performers, more than capable in their positions. Despite […]

By |December 28th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

The Power of Emergent Strategy

When you think of the word strategy, what comes to mind? Perhaps you think of an involved strategic planning system. Maybe you think of directors having retreats, coming up with the future direction. One thing people rarely think of is the front line staff of the organisation. Fewer still think of strategies as ephemeral, applicable […]

By |June 10th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

Procrastination is the Hardest Part of Business Development

It’s been an interesting time lately. Here in North Queensland we’ve had a couple of recent cyclones (the southern hemisphere equivalent of hurricanes), and it’s been a little hectic, although things are starting to get back to normal now.

Over the last couple of weeks a great deal of time has gone to preparing for, and […]

By |February 14th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

‘s Top Tips for Effective Strategy

Strategy first entered the business world after World War Two. Leaders from military backgrounds entered the business arena, and brought with them their military concepts. Strategy was one of them.

In broad, modern terms, strategy defines what an organisation does. Compare that with tactics, or operational strategies, which refer to how the strategy is to be […]

By |January 4th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

‘s top tips for Small Business

Small business is tough. It’s the industry where people work long, difficult hours, often without reasonable compensation. Working for yourself isn’t always the dream it might seem.

It’s not all bad, though. Small businesses often have some of the best growth rates around. I’ve put together a list of my top tips for small business, to […]

By |December 6th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

Daniel Rose’s top five tips for setting priorities

Setting work priorities are a difficult thing for many people to do. There are a great many techniques for managing time and setting priorities, and there are a great number of wonderful books on the topic.

I wanted to provide some pragmatic tips to assist in the overall management of your priorities. Could just as easily […]

By |November 30th, 2010|Blog|1 Comment

Cutting back to growth

If there has ever been a colossally terrible idea, cutting costs so that your business can grow takes the cake. In fact, it takes the bakery too. It’s a story you hear every now and again. A company has fallen on hard times and decides to cut costs in every avenue to grow, or even […]

By |October 24th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

Strategy goes down, planning goes up

I was having a conversation about planning with a colleague the other day. We were discussing how strategy and planning integrate, or at least  how they should. I think Sun Tzu had it right in the quote above.

To start with, a great number of people don’t understand the difference between strategy and planning. When I […]

By |September 6th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

Start at the start

When you’re planning for your business, whether it’s new or existing, start at the start. What I mean by that is, you have to have some general plans in place, before you can get specific.

Without having that broad strategy and concept in place, any specific plans won’t share the same alignment. The result is an […]

By |August 28th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments