This web site provides information on my professional
I am interested in everything that affects and impacts
on business' performance. I am particularly focused on what helps
business gain and maintain a competitive advantage. This ranges from
business strategy to shop floor morale.
I have an extensive academic background and many years
of experience in business improvement. You will find details on this on
this webs site. If you would like to know more, or discuss a topic,
please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thought 1: Appropriate
action is what counts.
Thought 2: Appropriate action
derives from appropriate reflection
Thought 3: What is appropriate
depends on the context.
Thought 4: The people living in the
context have to decide.
A Brief history of my time:
I started working after my first degree, and qualified
further in part time studies. My interest has always been more
the application of knowledge than the knowledge itself. I
initially worked in an environment where organizational
problems abounded. I tried every tool in my quantitative methods
background, and kept adding to this background because I felt
the actual situations called for more tools. I was about
half way through my PhD when I worked out that problem solving
is a lot more than knowing the solution. My real education came
from pursuing this though at the Wharton Business School on a
post doctoral year. This background shifted me to participative
processes for dealing with organizational development and
improvement of business. I tend to focus on the completive
strategy position of the business. I have been doing this for
over 20 years and perhaps this is the biggest education of all.
You can find descriptions of this journey on this web site.
On action and
we live in is in a mess. The time has come to stop acting,
and to start thinking: We cannot afford any longer the cost
of ineffectual action based on shallow comprehension of what
we are doing, and the consequences of our actions. Likewise,
we can not simply resume thinking in patterns that lead to
the ineffectual action in the first place. We have to
recover our senses, reflect and inquire using sound and
rigorous principles. And act on the basis of a much deeper
Thinking and action, J
Forthcoming material on this web site:
- A Change Management Framework: Most
organizational change fail, or is at best partially
implemented. The reason for this is that the nature of the
change, its impact on the business, and how it should be
managed, is not correctly perceived. We have developed a
framework for managing change in organizations that goes a
long way towards putting the right focus on interventions
for implementation success.
- Strategic Bankruptcy: Many businesses
fail, or under perform significantly, because they focus
very hard on financial success but leave the business
bankrupt in its competitive arsenal. We have developed a set
of measures that can allow you to assess how far your
business is from strategic bankruptcy.
- Strategic Intelligence: Ever wondered why
some people are astute at improving the business' strategic
positioning, and others just cannot seem to do the right
thing? We discuss some of the characteristics of this
Product and Service Offerings
There are two services
that we offer:
- Consulting, around strategy and planning
for the future, organizational structuring, and general
business performance improvement. These projects are
situation specific; please contact us
for specific proposal.
Development programs; details are on this web
You can also access written information from the sections on
I am currently in South Africa and working
I should respond to any enquiries quickly.
Link to the consulting
business in which I am
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