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Where the wild things are

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I spent time¬†over the last couple of years travelling to¬†Portland, Oregon to help a passionate and courageous group of people strategise about how they were going to bring their new organisation into being. The result is Ocean Outcomes: an organisation dedicated to helping communities and the seafood industry improve the sustainability of wild fisheries. Not […]

Shift: one step at a time

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Making shift happen is a process that results in changes you want to see for yourself, your team or your organisation. The steps are simple: 1. Create a vision of the results you want to realise or the direction you want to head in (your desired outcome). 2. Devise the strategies you believe will get […]

Have you got what it takes to be a strategic thinker?

Many people confuse strategic planning with strategic thinking. Planning is something that happens after strategic thinking has taken place. So what is strategic thinking? Some might define it as rational, logical thought, or the ability to analyse and synthesise data and information in order to determine the optimum choice for future action. This implies that […]

Strategy – what are you talking about?

I’ve been writing a paper about strategy and strategic intelligence. When talking about it to people I have found it fascinating the assumptions they make about the word strategy. I have had some amusing and bemusing conversations which might have been less frustrating had we established from the outset that we were talking about the […]

Mindset for the times…

The hype about our global financial crisis on the nightly news reaches fever pitch. We’re whipped into a sense of impending doom or barely contained hysteria. The “R” word is increasingly on pundits’ lips. Crash, slowdown, recession. Is there anything else out there? I think there is. There’s a community of like-minded people, a tribe […]