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“What business strategy is all about – what distinguishes it from all other kinds of business planning – is, in a word, competitive advantage.” – Kenichi Ohmae

“What business strategy is all about – what distinguishes it from all other kinds of business planning – is, in a word, competitive advantage.” – Kenichi Ohmae

What the well-respected Japanese management consultant, professor and Dean at UCLA, Kenichi Ohmae, went on to say, although it doesn’t just apply to business strategy, was, “Without competitors there would be no need for strategy, for the sole purpose of...
“Accountability closes the gap between intention and results.” – Sandra Gallagher

“Accountability closes the gap between intention and results.” – Sandra Gallagher

I’ve often found a level of confusion in people’s minds between ‘responsibility’ and ‘accountability’ so let’s clarify this first. ‘Responsibility’ can be thought of as what happens before and during an action – somebody who is responsible for something has a duty to...
“There’s no harm in hoping for the best as long as you’re prepared for the worst.” – Stephen King

“There’s no harm in hoping for the best as long as you’re prepared for the worst.” – Stephen King

Author Stephen King, probably best known for his horror novels, would know about being prepared for the worst – after all, his ability to picture and describe this has led to his enormous success. And while optimism for the future is an important leadership trait –...