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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Why sales results shouldn't be your primary KPI

Posted on: 18 May 2017

How are you measuring your strategy success? If you’re using sales figures, we have bad news: you may be doing yourself a disservice and gathering the wrong data.

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Can you teach an old business strategy new tricks?

Posted on: 18 April 2017

The biggest trap that any business can fall into in the modern world is that of stagnation. Business-as-usual. The status quo. It’s a swampy mire that can break your business without you even noticing—a slow descent that leaves your company stuck in the dark ages while your competitors surge ahead.

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How to use strategic analysis to determine your company’s market position

Posted on: 19 January 2017

In a new series of blog posts, we’re going to be diving into strategic planning in your organisation. Here at Advisory Works, we are dedicated to helping businesses create a strategic plan that will inspire your people and get the results you desire.

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Drive your company to success with disciplined execution

Posted on: 03 January 2017

Disciplined execution is the relentless focus on executing the plan. Disciplined execution is the practical application of disrupting business as usual; to work on the business; to make the important stuff happen.

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How is your business playing to win?

Posted on: 29 December 2016

On the rugby field, nothing matters but the game. Who you are, what you’ve done before, none of that matters. All that is important is that you’re at the front of the pack, the ball in your hands. You’ve trained hard, you know exactly what you have to do, and nothing is going to stop you.

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Are you taking leadership advice from the stone age?

Posted on: 22 December 2016

Lets face it – the status quo really has to change. Current business advisors need a major shift if they’re going to meet the demands of modern business leaders who seek support in solving complex problems. Constant change and disruption across industries means businesses will need to act fast – starting yesterday. Seeking advice from supposed professionals is a smart move, but it can – and does – backfire.

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Contingency planning in your business

Posted on: 26 July 2016

When we create a contingency plan, we’re trying to plan against an unexpected event impacting the market share, financial health or image of a company. It’s vital to be prepared should something happen, so that your company can quickly pivot and recover.

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Defining your business core competencies

Posted on: 19 May 2016

Don’t get distracted trying to diversify or chase trends: focus on what your business does best and how you can be a leader in your market.

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How smart strategy can recession-proof your business

Posted on: 17 May 2016

Say the word “recession” around a business leader, and watch their expression fall. The Global Financial Crisis of 2008 left its stain on many companies, and the ripples of a long-term recession environment continue to be felt in many industries.

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