Objectives, Increments and Inputs

That is some fancy speak for goals, steps and actions. It works better when we simplify. We need goals to ensure we head in the right direction. This is achieved by crafting a compelling vision with an understanding of the purpose behind what we hope to achieve. It creates the direction, as well as the […]

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Budgeting for outcomes

The primary question is, ‘What is the cheapest way we can accomplish the intended outcome?’ We are not concerned with how we did it before or how everyone else does it. The goal is to allocate as large a portion of the budget possible to functional spend. Does this spend help us to achieve our […]

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Back against the wall

Surrender and face certain defeat or fight back for the slimmest chance of victory. Sure, the odds are not in your favour. We would always prefer to avoid it. No-one ever plans suffering, failure or defeat into their narrative. It’s uncomfortable. It feels like a bad omen, a lack of self-belief, or even a self-fulfilling […]

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Turning Corners

The principles remain the same. Brake into the corner, accelerate out of it. Hit the apex. Successfully executing these repeatable activities ensures the fastest navigation of the corner. If it’s a corner we’ve never been around before, even though we know the principles, chances are we won’t execute it perfectly. We need to figure out […]

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