• A business strategy defines where you want to go and how you are going to get there. You primarily need a strategy to: Set direction and priorities so that it is clear what success means and what needs to be done to achieve your vision for the company. Have a common purpose or understanding of where

  • You have successfully built your organization. You now have employees who know more about the daily operations that you do. Your role is in the transition from being the entrepreneur where you were responsible for everything whilst you built the organization to one of leading your team. How well are

  • Values have become a tick-box exercise with organizations thinking they need values, so they define them and display them as a pretty picture on the wall. What a waste of time and effort not to mention ignoring a possible great tool for improving business performance! My view is that if you cannot c

  • Breathing life into strategy “Strategic planning just does not add any meaningful value.” This is a comment I often hear when talking to different businesses, from CEO’s to operational management and from large listed entities to SMMEs. This is then backed up with a very real frustration. The frustr

  • Your marketing strategy is a comprehensive plan devised to achieve your marketing objectives for the company. This will guide you on how and to whom you are going to sell products and services. It helps you to define where you are going to allocate scarce resources. So why do you want to define such

  • Global markets are being rattled. We see a belligerent President Trump instigating trade wars with, amongst others, China. There is a saying that when two bull elephants fight, it’s the grass that gets trampled and destroyed. Your business is the potential “grass” in this example! How do you prepare

  • What defines the successful sale of a business? In my view, it will be getting a realistic price and that the business will continue to be successful once you have exited it. Unfortunately, that does not happen in many instances. So what do you need to do to prepare your business for sale? Some of t

  • Budgeting is a reality check on your plans and ambitions. It allows you to convert your strategy into a financial plan creating a road map to financial success. Not budgeting sets your organization up to several potential financial problems down the road including restricting possible growth. Budget

  • If you review many of the international project management standards as well as many of the project management courses, you will see a great degree of complexity. Standards have evolved over time to meet the demands of increasingly complex requirements of project management. I can see the need for s