We think business is the primary driver for innovation
and material improvement in the world. As a result, we think it
should have deep meaning for people: it’s where many of us have our best
opportunity to create, to test ourselves, to grow, to serve, to contribute. Put
differently, it’s not value neutral.
Like all human activity, it has an ethical and moral dimension. And, it’s definitely about more than
Harnessing disruption is the key
leadership challenge today
We are beyond the age of continuous change.
Multiple simultaneous changes create disruption and opportunity at individual,
organisational and industry levels. Recognising and harnessing these
disruptions, rather than fighting them, is the key to continued growth and
A strategy without action isn’t a
strategy at all
Better a clear direction that you can take action on now,
than the perfect answer on which nothing happens. In today’s world,
it’s almost impossible to be certain what the future holds and what the right
action might be. So, best to get on with
something that seems about right, and course correct as you go.
People rise to a challenge
Implementing a new strategy doesn’t have to be a
struggle. When faced with an exciting goal and a clear way to
contribute, people can be surprisingly open to change. But, they need to see where and how they can
make a difference, and why it’s the right thing to do.
Clarity leads to action
When business leaders see what to do and how to do it,
they get on with it. What’s needed isn’t lots of detailed analysis or
complicated models; what’s needed is clarity about your situation and who you
are (or want to be) in that situation.