Tuesday, 10 March, 2015
How is it in your company? Do you have a burning platform or a burning ambition? As a leader you may be thinking: I don’t care what’s burning as long as we get results. And there is no doubt that you can create results on a burning platform. In the short term! But, it does not create an attractive company in the long run. If you are a leader – and not just a manager – then you also care about how to attract customers, partners, employees, and investors down the stretch.
Tuesday, 24 February, 2015
The world is constantly and rapidly getting more and more complicated and the increasing complexity creates a growing need for individual rules of life for people as well as for companies. A need for what we call guiding principles.
Instinctively, you may now be thinking of principles as old fashioned and a straitjacket that leaves no room for development and flexibility. If this is the case, let me try to change your mind. I remain convinced, you see, that principles that are both genuine and are observed every day are a decisive force for the strength and vitality of companies and brands. Bang!
Tuesday, 17 February, 2015
Sometimes, something must die for something else to live. Or as gardeners say in a less morbid way: Growth follows the knife.
As plants so companies. In a world in upheaval and a society constantly changing the expression Business as Usual has turned into a cliché – just as worn out as a withered perennial in your front garden. Nothing is as it was. Not for companies either.