The May edition of the Executive Wisdom Times Newsletter (ISSN 2201-5973) for 2013 is available. Click on the image to open the full document in your browser. You’re welcome to share this with others and if you’d like to subscribe there is a subscription box over to the right here on the blog. In this edition: [...]
Focus on my 4th question Regularly, I challenge my clients with four questions: What are you doing? What should you be doing? What should you not be doing? What should you be doing next? The fourth is the most important question today, tomorrow, and throughout your career. During the industrial age, the foreman or boss [...]
Around the bend In Australia, there is a federal budget being delivered this week. The struggling government of the day has failed miserably to balance the books. Unfortunately, you DO need to balance your books in your business. You have an obligation to your lenders to meet your repayments. You have an obligation to your [...]
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 [...]
In Dubai we discussed evaluating the risk and return of your markets and products. This graphic was developed within the group as we considered the shift into related and unrelated markets and the development of related and unrelated products. The value in attending these strategy sessions are immense. If you’d like to attend future programs, [...]
Dubai has a habit of attracting global talent. From left right: Danny Harrison — Principal of Azzan Bin Qais International School in Muscat, Oman. Ric Willmot — Author, consultant, speaker and mentor: Executive Wisdom in Brisbane, Australia. Pradeep Bal — Head Business Analyst of Coke, Sinter and Iron at Tata Steel Limited in Jamshedpur, India. Saurav Chowdhury — Office [...]
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 [...]
Real World Strategies, Development & Implementation Effective Strategic Planning and its Application to Accomplish Your Business Goals 22nd & 23rd April 2013 • Dubai, United Arab Emirates REMINDER: Strategic thinking is a powerful and invaluable skill, one that leads to greater chances of success in whatever professional and personal projects you’re involved in. Learning to [...]
Answering or knocking? Martin Scorsese’s directing debut was a movie entitled: “Who’s That Knocking at My Door”. The film’s original title was: “I Call First”. The two titles—when compared—are captivating from a marketing perspective: “I Call First“: stepping out into the field and knocking on doors seeking to attract business. “Who’s That Knocking at My [...]
Sex Sells—Does Your Business? That trilogy of books, 50 Shades of Grey has sold 70 million copies in various forms of media (predominantly as an e-book). Everybody knows sex sells. Now, in book publishing circles, it’s a bit clearer exactly how much. This is a perfect example of how emotion trumps logic. The writing is [...]
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- The demise of conversation and command of language May 22, 2013
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