There are four innate drives:
- The drive to acquire
- The drive to bond
- The drive to learn
- The drive to defend
Every truly great organisation demonstrates the characteristic of preserving the core but stimulating progress.
Peter Drucker told us over 40 years ago “The purpose of a company is to create a customer… The only profit centre is the customer.”
If he was here today he would amend this observation. He would say “The best companies don’t create customers. They create fans.
” Continue reading “The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organisation by Peter F. Drucker, Jim Collins, Phillip Kotler”
Help employees become more of who they already are. Treat each person differently. Make employees close friends. Accept that you can’t change people, all you can do is facilitate. Continue reading “First, Break All The Rules by Marcus Buckingham”
Rather than compete with Ringling Bros, Cirque du Solei created uncontested new market space that made the competition irrelevant.
Imagine a market universe composed of two sorts of oceans: red oceans and blue oceans. Red oceans represent all the industries in existence today. This is the know market space. Blue oceans denote all the industries not in existence today. This is the unknown market space.
Continue reading “Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne”
The best synonym for leadership is management. That used to fit, but perhaps no longer. Movements have leaders and movements make things happen. Leaders have followers. Managers have employees. Managers make widgets. Leaders make change.