So What’s The Big Idea?

They say that there are very few original ideas in this world, or as Sir Isaac Newton put it… “if I have seen further it is by standing of the shoulders of giants”. Sir Isaac, I am not. I have been involved in quite a few strategies, transformations and programmes in my career and I’ve also constantly tried to educate myself in tools and techniques to help those things ‘stick’ with the companies I’ve worked in and with. Sometimes it has worked, sometimes it hasn’t – but that’s the nature of change. If you never try anything new, you’ll never push the boundaries and create a competitive advantage for yourself, your company or your client. You’ll wither and die, eaten up by the competition. Darwinism in action.

So what’s this site about? Well, it’s an amalgamation of tools, ideas, processes and things I’ve picked up along that journey in defining your strategy, turning that strategy into a roadmap, and then landing that roadmap through programmes, projects and change initiatives that take you to the place you want to get to. It’s a smorgasbord of information and experiences that if you trawl the internet yourself, you can find. But these are the ones that have worked for me in the situations and programmes that I’ve been involved in, and hopefully you’ll find some value in them as well.

Some will work for you, some almost certainly won’t. That’ll depend on the company, its culture, your own style, and also how you piece them together. And that’s the beauty (and the infuriation and the fun) about landing strategic transformation is that no two situations are the same, so there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. That’s what gets me up in the morning to go to work each and every day. The skill is working out what is going to work, keeping your eyes and ears open for what isn’t working, and then adjusting your direction along the way. And then you take that learning and stick it in the experience bank for next time – every day is a school day!

So feel free to use these ideas, stand on the shoulders of the giants that I’m hitching a lift on, and let me know how you get on. Or if there’s anything else that you think would be a useful addition, feel free to drop me a line.

Enjoy the journey.


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