I’m writing this newsletter when I should be in the Blue Mountains facilitating a 2-day offsite Board Strategic Review. The retreat enables the executive directors to take time-out, to have the space to think differently about how they will approach the next three years. Two days before we start, a Covid incident meant we’ve had to reschedule.
For most of us, as we move from one year to the next, our default assumption is to think ‘things will be different this year.’ I suspect that your organisation, like most, is staring down as much uncertainty in 2022 as you did in 2021.
The Greek philosopher Epictetus said,
“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”
This is a mantra for wisdom, and it is a useful guide for thinking about business strategy. The dynamics of the world in which you play (your market) is constantly in flux, regardless of your plans. The only thing you can control is how you think about your strategy and the actions you take. Using the momentum of a New Year, providing a mood of renewal, should you think differently in 2022 about the ‘assumptions’ that your organisation holds dear, be it about your market, about your strategy, performance, your potential, and your appetite?
In short you may need to think differently to find the opportunities hidden in the sea of uncertainty.
Below are three ways for you to start thinking differently about your strategic opportunities.
- A 2-Hour Rethink Your Strategy Masterclass to kickstart the process of you thinking differently in 2022.
- Strategy and Execution 2x Half Day workshops designed for those ready to go, who want to think differently about their business and drive implementation.
- And for CEOs keen to Unplug once a month with their peers – Unplugged.
Start the journey of finding those new opportunities, click on the links for more information.
Rethink Your Strategy Masterclass | Online
As you gear-up for opening in 2022 now is the time to apply new thinking to the growth strategy for your business. Take the time-out to process the learning from the last 18 months, turn your insights into foresight and make the right strategic choices for 2022.
Join me in this 2-hour Strategy Masterclass to reflect, refresh and reinvent.
March Strategy and Execution workshop | Online
Is your business stuck in the Fighting for Position phase, one of many in your market but not having the impact you want?
Take two half days out to explore your team’s collective intelligence applied to your strategic initiatives in 2022. And perhaps more important, how to overcome the pull of Business as Usual and execute efficiently.
Bring 4 team members for a single fee.
Unplugged – 2022
Launched in August this year, this complimentary 1 hour of conversations with CEOs has gathered a small but very interesting following.
“Anecdotally we know that it’s best practice for a CEO to take time out from the daily grind to think and reflect. CEO Unplugged is a forum that does just that. Anthony has a relaxed style that allows participants to take the conversation in different directions. We cover a number of issues in the hour and walk away knowing more than we did at the start. I’d recommend CEO Unplugged to curious business leaders with an interest in ongoing learning and improvement”. Lewis Williams.
Unplugged will continue in 2022. To register for this complimentary monthly event, click below