Strategy creation has only three elements – the As Is, the To Be, and the journey between the two

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Many times in my career I have heard complicated descriptions of what strategy is and how to form or create a strategy. In many cases the suggestion for the processes are very complicated and as a consequence the strategy is not realised. However, like so many things in this world, the strategy creation can be described in just three parts…. 1 – Where we are […]

8 Tips to Help You Get The Most From Your Presentation Practice and Preparation

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How much you practice your presentation before the big day is a matter of personal preference. We have probably all heard of the phrase ‘over practiced’ but this depends on you as a person. Here are a few thoughts on how to get the most from preparation and practice. 1 Create a style for the presentation and agree with yourself what the underlying theme is […]

Book review – The Art of the Long View, Peter Schwartz

The Art of the Long View

The Art of the Long View: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World   By Peter Schwartz, First published in 1992 and second edition in 1997. “Artful scenario spinning is a form of convergent thinking about divergent futures. It ensures that you are not always right about the future but–better–that you are almost never wrong about the future. The technology is powerful, simple, and […]