So many people tell me that they aren’t creative, can’t paint or can’t draw. I believe anyone can learn these skills. This got me thinking about the talent myth, as it applies to art, and to business strategy.
Always a pleasure when I have the chance to join a bright and dynamic team to stand back and reconsider their strategic options. Stepping back from daily tasks gives us a chance to take a breath, consider the view of the horizon and how we’re tracking towards it.
An important part of strategy planning is taking this horizon view and turning it into a clear plan with measurable deliverables.
These are my tips for turning a strategy into a plan.
The opportunities presented by strategic partnerships can be staggering. Making them a reality can be daunting. When the goal requires cross industry and sector collaboration, complexity and ambiguity can stand between a great opportunity and success.
I recently had the opportunity to bring together a group of passionate and smart people to help frame a high level pathway for an important outcome. The goal is significant for all stakeholders in this forum commercially and strategically. The details in this case are sensitive but the problem of navigating complexity will be familiar to many of us.
So how best to bring clarity to a problem and agree on a shared path moving forward? These are my reflections after a rewarding day.