Where to Play and How to Win?

By Ian Neal, TEC Chair In my last blog post I talked about the ‘Playing to Win’ framework as an aid to culture. Today I’m focusing on how to decide on two of the big questions in that five stage process ‘Where to Play’ and ‘How to Win’. […] more

How to beat the odds and succeed with your plan…What’s Expected Gets Inspected

By Phil Kerrigan, TEC Chair The cost to businesses for such a high failure rate is enormous and at times fatal. I believe ‘leadership’ is a problem. In Peter Drucker’s seminal work Management, he said that management consisted of 4 elements – Planning, Organising, Control and Leadership. ‘Leadership’ is not an end unto itself. […] more

Culture Vs Strategy? Why not Culture+ Strategy?

By Ian Neal, TEC Chair Every business leader wants to lead a winning organisation, so how come so many fail? A great line is “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. The point being that a poor culture will kill stone dead the very best strategy. A Bain and Company survey has shown that 68% of leaders believe their culture is a source of competitive advantage, 81% believe that an organization that lacks a high performance culture is doomed to mediocrity – yet fewer than 10% actually succeed in building a winning culture. […] more

A Matter of Time

By Ian Neal, TEC Chair Managing the conflicts between SCOPE, COST and TIME is a key project management skill. Understanding the relationship between tasks and the resources required is an integral ingredient to the project management mix.. […] more