Newsletters

On a regular basis we inform you via a Newsletter on interesting topics and events from the field. Not discriminating on source, we strive to give you value content on the topics we care about in our professional lives.

“Nailing it Shut” – The Missing Link in Driving Change
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Goals, plans, intent and intellect simply aren’t enough – ‘nailing it shut’ is the hard, final yards of any activity. 

Transformational shifts are built in part on Insight, Vision, Strategy, and Leadership. 

But equally importantly, maybe more so, they are …

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5 Myths That Hold Us Back in Driving Change
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There are lies, there are big lies, and then there are myths.

Myths are the worst of the three.

Our cognitive biases constantly outsmart us. The best medicine is to slow down our thinking and challenge our responses and the …

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Is Commoditization the biggest challenge to Global Business Services?
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Cost is a key driver in any business.

In addition to the team, product/service innovation, customer relationships and supply chain, cost competitiveness is an essential element of the business model.

Some time ago, I asked Finance leaders and heads of …

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Fixing the “Fake Savings” Business Problem
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I read an interesting article on the “Fake Savings” problem by Rich Ham.

He talks about an issue which occurs across every area of business change and technology investment.

Businesses plan and launch savings initiatives that are often not implemented …

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Procure to Pay – The Big Six Current Challenges
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Are our Source to Pay (S2P), Purchase to Pay (P2P) processes fit for purpose? 

Are our transformation strategies working? 

What are the prevailing challenges and opportunities?

I recorded a livestream discussion on these theme from recent experience on Wednesday this …

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SEVEN key lessons on how transformations deliver value – McKinsey
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Exploiting Data is CRITICAL to our business” is an assertion that is not going to shock anyone. It’s like saying “we are

I was tempted to write “SE7EN” key lessons after the 1995 movie with Morgan …

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Data Driven Decision Making and the “Great Data Dichotomy”
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Exploiting Data is CRITICAL to our business” is an assertion that is not going to shock anyone. It’s like saying “we are customer focused”, “process driven” or “kind to animals”. 

These are platitudes, even cliches.

Asked how CFOs

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The role of HABIT in Transformation and Change
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We always hope for the easy fix: the one simple change that will erase a problem in a stroke. But few things in life work this way. Instead, success requires making a hundred small steps go right – …

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25 or 6 to 4
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This title of a song by the band Chicago is about trying to write a song, referring to the time of day: either 3:35 a.m. (25 to 4) or 3:34 a.m. (26 to 4).

My first message of the new …

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Just The Time for a New Habit?
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If there is any time of year, THIS is the season to exercise work/life balance.

In the pursuit of balance and calm, I have taken to writing songs. You can hear one of my better creations here . . .

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