Monthly Archive: May 2014

let your body talk

Published: 13th May, 2014

There’s really nothing like working face-to-face to develop a rapport and depth of understanding. It’s feel natural and human– we’re relaxed and open. From the shuffling of the chairs to sitting shoulder-to-shoulder to the smart prompting and intense listening. It’s all about how you interact with your client and colleagues. Your ears to listen to […]

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look out for patterns

Published: 13th May, 2014

With so much information around in developing businesses it’s a real stretch to focus on the right areas and make sense of what’s going on. If you can manage if for yourself the next challenge will be to take everyone else with you. The picture is continually changing and often the approach to the last […]

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needle flickering

Published: 13th May, 2014

How is the discussion going to help us deliver lasting and measured business change? Putting aside the small talk is your dialogue covering the kind of ground that’s going to put you in a position develop the business in the most effective way you can? Think of it like the CPU usage monitor on your computer. […]

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all on one page

Published: 13th May, 2014

So many good things happening- but do they work together to make the business more successful? It’s natural to focus on a specific task rather than look at the bigger picture particularly if someone or something does not direct attention to it. If you do manage to share a view everyone can agree to it […]

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engaging voices

Published: 13th May, 2014

We’ve all had a good moan around the coffee machine- ‘if only they did this ..’ Great ideas and opportunities are out there in the organisation when it comes down to it most business development work the start and end remains within the management team. What a shame! The investment of time and resources to […]

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novelty factor

Published: 13th May, 2014

Thinking the same way, doing the same things and not getting the results? By stimulating new ways of thinking we unlock new ways to solve problems. A new frame of reference provides people with a creative angle to come to the same problem in a different way. When you see the the results you’ll associate […]

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things they said ..

Published: 13th May, 2014

“Makes sense of beautifully complex and evolving businesses”; “Business strategy without knowing you’re doing it – or need for special knowledge”; “A platform and process to uncover new information and insights”; “Provides clarity of purpose and alignment for everyone involved”; “An elegant tool– simple, visual and very naturally human”; “No long reports- just 1 page […]

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mind the gap

Published: 7th May, 2014

I remember reading a book about ‘101 things I learned at Architecture school’ which made a number of points to the space between objects being as important as the objects themselves. When I see people picking up their symbols and plonking them on the page it strikes me what significance that has in terms of […]

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your Customer’s Shoes

Published: 6th May, 2014

The customer is right at the heart of any successful business so no surprises it’s skewered through the middle of our canvas. It provides some key reminders to share around what the Customer Journey means to us when we’re having engaging business conversations.   – all customers at some stage have no idea of who you are and […]

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raise it up a level

Published: 1st May, 2014

How will this task I’ve been asked to do make the business more successful? Sounds a bit risky to me to crack on without understanding the related goings on in the business. However good you are delivering your bit think about what might happen to scupper all your good work! A shift of priorities for […]

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