Whatever your personal opinion on the Government’s handling of the Covid pandemic, we can learn a lot from the Inquiry on the importance of aligning on the strategy, before taking action.
A vision statement is not something to sound good on a website, it should be a genuine view of the future.
One of the most valuable things you can do as a leader, is to help break down silos and join up teams behind one strategy.
Working out your rate limiting step can make all the difference between genuine growth and vanity growth…
We can become frustrated when our teams don’t seem to be able to remember that incredible strategy we rolled out. However could that be our fault?
You wouldn’t plan a picnic without looking outside at the weather – so why work on your business plan without thinking about your environment?
When you aren’t getting the results you hoped for, it is easy to jump into action. But if you don’t know why you aren’t getting those results, you could be taking the wrong action.
It is easy to sit in the Boardroom and lay down the ambitions and direction of travel. But then you need to work out the how – how on earth are you going to get there.
There are no limits on how big your ambition can be, but the clearer you can get, for the first step, the better.
These two questions are the foundations of any strategy. If you can’t define your business or don’t have a clue on what you want for it, you could end up going round in circles.