Relevance of purpose

An organisation is born not when we register a company, but when we give it a purpose. At that moment a new entity is created. It possesses intelligence that will increase (process intelligence). It has a dream for its future (vision) and a character (values). The implications of creating such an entity are that the […]

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Are you brave enough?

This is often the question that separates average from extraordinary. We all believe we are until we explore the implications of saying yes. Saying yes to extraordinary means saying no to ordinary. Ordinary is comfortable. Ordinary is easy to understand. Ordinary is easy to accommodate. Quitting your job to follow your dreams is not ordinary. […]

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Securing Relevance

We are all competing for attention. You want your work, products, business or expertise to be noticed and appreciated. So does everybody else. You could shout louder. This will bring you into the consciousness of more people. Uninvited, and unwelcome. You will spend plenty of money and secure diminishing returns. How many ads do you […]

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When your team is strong enough

You have to let them do it. It’s a tough transition. Especially if you are an owner/founder. You built the business from the ground up. You know how it works and why. You’ve scaled successfully. This is also why you spent time and energy surrounding yourself with a crack team of people you can trust. […]

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The right to exist

For organisations, this right is issued by the stakeholders. They form the sponsoring environment of your business. Without a sponsoring environment large enough to justify its existence, an organisation will die soon after we remove life support (funding). When we design our businesses, we must always consider our mandate. This is our right and purpose […]

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