108, 2014

We need selling our team contribution to the organisation

By |August 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Far too often we undersell our team contribution.This article will help you to score more goals.

108, 2014

Its time to get rolling planning

By |August 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Annual planning is anti lean. Please read this article and my white paper on implementing rolling planning.

108, 2014

It is time to eliminate EXCEL models over 100 rows

By |August 1st, 2014|0 Comments

For many reasons excel is no longer relevant or appropriate for 21st century future ready operations. Please  read this article and then my white paper on how to sell a planning tool to the senior management team

1507, 2014

Bulletproof PowerPoint presentation

By |July 15th, 2014|0 Comments

The ability to deliver a bulletproof PowerPoint presentation is a vital skill that can help you on your journey to becoming  great.  However we  are often guilty for underselling our carefully thought-through suggestions. Far too often we will short-change themselves by ‘under cooking’ our preparation and practice time before giving a ‘career limiting’ presentation. Here […]

1507, 2014

How to make an IMPACT by Jon Moon

By |July 15th, 2014|0 Comments

I had the pleasure to meet the Jon Moon in London in May. I recommend his books to you if you are involved in report writing or presentations.

How to make an IMPACT: Influence, inform and impress with your reports, presentations, business documents, charts and graphs

1103, 2014

Never give a new person a new job

By |March 11th, 2014|0 Comments

Peter Drucker in my mind is the Leonardo de Vinci of management.  His work will be appreciated more in 400 years from now. We all would benefit from reading the Definitive Drucker, a book that offers a summary of the sage’s advice.

Drucker observed that many new initiatives failed as the wrong people were leading them.  […]

1103, 2014

Sacking the consultants is the start of a bigger problem

By |March 11th, 2014|0 Comments

As Francis Urquhart, the prime minister in the British TV series, House of Cards, would say, “Some may think that sacking the consultants has solved the problem, others may say that the problem has just begun. You may think that; I cannot possibly comment.”
Changing consultants midstream is no different than bringing in a new surgical […]

1103, 2014

Risk management is it above or below the waterline

By |March 11th, 2014|0 Comments

Jim Collins, in his great book, built to last talks about risk management.  The senior management team need to know will a risk above or below the waterline.  Just like a ship, a project can take many hits above the waterline, but few below them.
With project risks always separate out those above or below the waterline. […]

1103, 2014

Make sure the consultants can score an early goal

By |March 11th, 2014|0 Comments

All great managers help their staff score goals.  Success breeds success.  Consultants are no different.  They may appear immune to difficulties, this is only a ruse.  They need positive feedback as much or even more than your staff.  Why?  They often work in a dysfunction firm, trust me I know, and their only feedback is […]

2602, 2014

Some projects should never have been started

By |February 26th, 2014|0 Comments

All consultants, when being frank, will admit to the odd self-inflicted disaster.  The responsibility of many failed projects rests fair-and-square with the initiators.  They create projects or new starts with utter abandonment, overlooking the commitments each projects require.  Like children, projects need to have plenty of affection, attention, and nurturing.  The consequences for projects when […]