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Too busy to think about strategy? Go offsite.

Imagine how your business, and the people within it, would be transformed if you made the time to take them away to think about opportunities and how to build on your strengths?

Anthony Moss 29-May-2017 0 Comments

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December Hibernation or 2017 Activation?

Perhaps it’s just me but this year end seems to be more hectic than the normal ‘urgency’ experienced in the pre-Christmas period?

It does seem that a lot of organisations are going into hibernation mode from the 16th onwards. So with that in mind rather than generate a deep tome I thought I’d share a couple of thoughts to stimulate your thinking during the inevitable reflective period of your forthcoming break

Antony Moss 11-Dec-2016 1 Comments

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Advisory Boards - Addressing the Unknown Unknowns

CEOs and owners of high-growth private businesses are limited by their resources, knowledge, imagination and capability to execute. We know what we know – we also have some sense of what we don’t know. The real challenge is we don’t know what we don’t know, or as Donald Rumsfeld articulated, there are “unknown unknowns.”

Anthony Moss 30-Sep-2016 0 Comments

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Expanding Horizons

There are many examples where successful businesses have failed to anticipate shifts in customer appetite. So it is essential for all organisations to develop methodologies that bring new ideas and perspectives into the collective knowledge of the business beyond incremental New Product Development initiatives.

Anthony Moss 28-Jul-2016 0 Comments

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Beware of ‘Marketing Myopia.’

Theodore Levitt coined this phrase “Marketing Myopia” in the last century – in short the principle is that companies miss opportunities by focusing purely on product sales as opposed to ‘meeting customer needs.' For example Lead Your Industry offers services to assist organisations to develop a new Strategic Plan using a specific methodology BUT we are actually in the business of transforming businesses through the development of an inspired vision.
It is the outcome from our service offering that our clients seek and hence we need to ensure our service suite continues to offer that outcome...

Anthony Moss 23-Sep-2015 0 Comments

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Gain ‘perspective’ with independent analysis

Effectively June 30 2014 – the Enterprise Connect program ended. Ausindustry has now confirmed the replacement program it’s called the Entrepreneurs Infrastructure Program

Anthony Moss 16-Jul-2015 0 Comments

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Developing ‘market insight’ – external research and analysis

Gaining ‘insight’ about the markets you operate in is an essential part of your strategic planning process.
You need to understand the trends that are obvious and those that are emerging in your market and what you can or can’t do to influence those trends.

Gathering external information is essential but this process is not about amassing masses of data – which can often lead to paralysed thinking - but about developing useful insights that your business can use to transform your distinctive capability.

Anthony Moss 06-May-2015 0 Comments

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The ‘right’ business strategy can transform your business...

Business owners know that markets, trends, business conditions are changing all the time.
Change can mean the development of new opportunities like new marketing platforms that enable one to one communication with customers and prospects (i.e. Social Media) - or change can be in the form threatening challenges i.e. new well resourced competitors; new substitutes for our products and services; a strong dollar bringing international pricing competition. We tend to me more conscious of the potential challenges (threats) to our business than we are of the opportunities.

Anthony Moss 09-Apr-2015 0 Comments

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AusIndustry Design Integration Program

The Design Integration Program helps businesses identify, translate and integrate customer insights into business strategy, products and services, and customer experiences. This integrative approach embeds design as a strategic business capability across all areas of a business’ operations.
see AusIndustry’s Design Integration Program –details here

Anthony Moss 25-Sep-2014 0 Comments

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Add Your Voice - Greater Western Sydney Business Summit

The Small Business Summit Greater Western Sydney is expected to draw up to 1000 small business owners, representatives of 3 levels of government, community groups, business associations and networking groups from the Greater Western Sydney area.
Promises to be a great event for those interested in doing business in Western Sydney.

Anthony Moss 24-Sep-2014 0 Comments

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