What’s Your Default Position? On my blog last week I wrote about responding in the moment to events that challenge and frustrate you (It’s not what happens to you but how you respond). Taking the next step; what’s your default position when faced with an opportunity? Do you need to have a guarantee to feel [...]
I had the pleasure of spending some time with the CEO and board member of Al Tanmyah Services in Dubai. No matter where in the world you visit there will always be those interesting people who have gravitas and a presence. Ali Khalil Al Sayegh is one of those people. A wealth of experience and [...]
Ric Willmot has for a number of years been a Gold Level Author for the CEO Institute. CEO Online website is shortly set to re-launch under its new name – the International Institute of Directors & Managers (IIDM) and we’re pleased to announce that Ric Willmot will be continuing his association with them under their new banner and [...]
Simply put, strategy is about thinking deeply towards the future. Coca-Cola had a strategic intent: For anyone to be able to buy a Coke anywhere in the world at any time. For any strategy to rise above the level of mediocrity it must have a strong and powerful intent. John F. Kennedy had a clear [...]
Any man who tries to be good all the time is bound to come to ruin among the great number who are not good. Hence a Prince who wants to keep his authority must learn how not to be good, and use that knowledge, or refrain from using it, as necessity requires.Niccolò Machiavelli
In 1498, Niccolò Machiavelli began his career as an active politician in the independent city-state of Florence, engaging in diplomatic missions through France and Germany as well as Italy. After more than a decade of public service, he was driven from his post when the republic collapsed. Repeated efforts to win the confidence and approval [...]
Building the Eiffel Tower Watching a documentary on the History Channel I was fascinated to learn of the negativity and protestations regarding the Eiffel Tower’s impending construction by many Parisians. The uncoordinated campaigns by thousands of French citizens, criticised the tower as being a disgrace to architecture, and some said would be the ruination of Paris. The documentary [...]
Finish It seems as if every time I open my e-mail there is an inordinate amount of advice coming from consultants and self-proclaimed gurus telling me to start something “new”. They all seem to imply they have the monopoly on the next innovative idea, which is only a rehash of the genius from giants such [...]
Effective Strategic Planning and its Application to Accomplish Your Business Goals 22nd & 23rd April 2013 • Dubai, United Arab Emirates Strategic success is the holy grail of owner, principals, CEOs, partners and senior executives. However the challenges of an ever increasing competitiveness mean that the shrug-and-smile approach to delivering on business objectives has all [...]
You can assert control of certain situations by expressing a clear vision of the group’s goals, a pronounced passion for the work and an ability to make the rest of the group members feel invigorated. It’s called: transformational leadership. Transformational leadership is a leadership style that encourages positive transmogrification in those who follow. Transformational leaders [...]
“There will always, one can assume, be need for some selling. But the aim of marketing is to make selling superfluous. The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well that the product or service fits him/her and sells itself. Ideally, marketing should result in a customer who is ready to [...]
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