A Year of Challenges?

We all know that it is a challenging economic environment out there, but my year has started with some rather different challenges.  The first client has had to challenge their leadership team and make some hard decisions about who fits; the second needs to challenge the firm’s way of working in order to succeed.  I was asked how to win a million pounds of extra business and I said that the people who could make an ally out of the current financial situation were most likely to be winners.  In a ‘steady state’ economy people tend to follow ‘steady as she goes’ strategies, as encapsulated by the phrase “Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM”, but in these turbulent times more radical courses are not contemplated but necessary.

Why not start your new year by herding up your sacred cows and culling the herd a little?

“Sacred cows make the best hamburger”  Mark Twain

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  Mark Twain

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