Are you too old to sit on a board?

Posted on: 19 February 2018

I was recently involved in a conversation where a CEO openly discussed how an entrenched and successful business failed under their watch.

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You can't Outsource Leadership

Posted on: 13 February 2018

I recently had an occurrence where a client asked me to come and start coaching one of their staff members. 

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Business Succession Insights from the Advisory.Works Team

Posted on: 23 January 2018

Our Advisory.Works consulting team recently had a virtual discussion around the topic of business succession to gather our collective insights from our many years of experience supporting and guiding a wide array businesses through all types of succession.

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"Male, Pale & Stale": The Diversity Challenge

Posted on: 11 January 2018

Chances are your company will be led by a group of middle aged men with 30 + years of experience. The vast majority of established companies tend to be.

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4 Characteristics for Businesses to Thrive

Posted on: 22 December 2017


As Darwin stated “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”. 

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4 strikes from Calamity

Posted on: 08 December 2017

I’ll put forward an opinion here.
Most businesses can cope with 3 strikes but it’s the fourth one that puts you under.

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A few minutes on Leader Succession

Posted on: 27 November 2017

Advisory Works and John Spence support many clients as they tackle the challenge of Leader & Business succession. This video offers some insights based on years of experience.

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Leading above the line

Posted on: 16 November 2017

  Too often leaders play the blame game. They don’t own the space above the line.

This short video is perhaps the best explanation we have come across of playing above the line.

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Handing over the Baton

Posted on: 09 November 2017

In 2015 the ANZ Business Barometer of New Zealand businesses, found that succession was an issue for 44% of kiwi businesses.

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10 recommendations for successful business succession

Posted on: 25 October 2017

Each week at Advisory.Works we speak to & work with business leaders who are looking to get out of their business. We have supported many who have started and successfully completed the journey.

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