The future is an unpredictable enemy. Which way lies success, which way failure? Where to attack, where to defend, where to retreat? These are the questions I help executives answer, not in isolation but by using their primary strategic asset: their organisation’s brains trust.
In this rapid progress, knowledge worker century the key competitive advantage is acquiring and applying knowledge. Let me show you how and how to make it pay. I bring an outside in perspective and experience gained across a broad range of industries. I look forward to being at your service and helping you win the war.
So you have a high level plan. Great. Now what? Will it work? Do your teams believe it’s the right plan and an achievable plan? Better yet, were they part of hatching it in the first place? Which part of the plan must be executed first? What is needed to make it a success? Who is going to do what and how will they co-ordinate? How to track, adjust and know when to move onto the next phase?
This is the realm of turning goals into sufficiently detailed plans, of measuring progress and adapting as you gain better information, of decentralisation and communication, of roles and responsibilities and organisational design.
I have advised CxO’s on how to realise R500m plans, how to structure their forces, how to manoeuvre and how to win their battles. I look forward to advising you.
Soldiers fight, not generals. Do you have highly motivated, goal oriented teams? Are setbacks communicated quickly, enabling you and your teams to adapt? Is there a sense of urgency to win the battle and the war? Does everyone know how they form part of the plan, have the skills to do it and are given the space to get on with it?
You are only as good as you allow and enable your people to be. I have trained and guided teams with hundreds of members. Let me show you how to motivate your greatest asset; how to make the work itself fun and rewarding, not just “drinks every Friday”.
Over the past 25 years I have gained a broad range of skills across roles, industries and geographies:
Part of the team that built South Africa’s first data warehousing and business intelligence solutions – back in 1993
Moved to London and consulted to the EMEA telco industry on the why and how of CRM/ERP/BI solutions – from 1995 to 2000
Co-founder and lead software developer for online gaming startup – operating in the Nordics and Caribbean – from 2000 to 2003
IT Director for international online gaming pioneer – from 2003 to 2007
Founded Kaizania in South Africa – coaching, training, Lean/Agile – from 2007 to end 2015
South Africa faces significant challenges. Challenges are opportunities. South Africa is a land of opportunity. This may not seem so as we move from our “Western” world worries of long queues for Woolies ready meals [...]