Strategic Planning

Change management: Fair process

Few concepts in change management are as important as the perception of fair process; it’s an essential element. Fair process refers to the decision-making process that management uses when introducing organizational change that has an impact on individuals. The theory suggests that “fair process profoundly influences attitudes and behaviors critical Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Effectiveness before efficiency

Efficiency is the measurement of the use of inputs to create an output. Often times, organizations are caught in the trap of monitoring efficiency, without considering the relevance or effectiveness of the output. Regardless of the efficiency with which you produce something that your customers don’t value, it is still Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

The impact of your leadership

Leadership can sometimes feel counter-intuitive. It requires a balance between putting your efforts into tasks you can accomplish on your own, and enabling the efforts of those you lead. Enter: The strategic responsibilities of the leader. When stressed, many pull back to the projects or tasks they can personally control Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

Double your value

One of my favourite questions in business planning is simply “What would it take to double the amount of value you create?” I like it because it: 1) Gets people’s attention – what might this mean? 2) Helps cut through the fluff of what is really important – what value Read more…

By Kirk, ago
Strategic Planning

My strategy is to …

Delineating between a strategy and all the other kinds of objectives is sometimes difficult. Why? Because it’s something that is easily confused, but if you work in leadership it’s completely essential to understand the difference. One way of looking at competitive strategy is to see it as the selection of Read more…

By Kirk, ago