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 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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How to structure an efficient weekly strategy meeting

Posted on: 27 April 2017

Weekly meetings are an integral part of effective strategy execution. But how you can keep these weekly meetings short and sharp, but still packed with enough information to keep your team members focused?

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How often should you change your business strategy?

Posted on: 20 April 2017

How often are you updating your strategy? How often should you be updating it? Every month? Every year? It can be difficult to know what is the ideal timeframe to work with—after all, every business is unique and has a unique strategy.

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The invisible problem that's impacting your business strategy success

Posted on: 13 April 2017

Visibility is an absolute necessity if you want to drive success in your business strategy execution. It can be the difference between an unengaged, lacklustre team who are failing to find their direction, and a well-oiled machine with everyone working towards the same ultimate goals.

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