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A couple of years ago I read a small book called REWORK, that fundamentally changed the way I thought about a whole list of business activities and decisions. The book was radical and out there, but it made a lot of sense, especially in identifying how much time we spend on things that are irrelevant and take us nowhere.
The authors of the book, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, really threw the cat amongst the pigeons especially in the area of Strategic Planning.
They say that the Face of Strategy development is changing, and that most of our goals and answers will not be found in spending copious amounts of time writing strategic plans, using old information, but in fact doing something, and then learning as we go.
So, here are some of the things that they say about strategy and planning. You may not agree with them all, but if they make you think, then that is a good start.
I love this book because it made me look at so many of the preconceived ideas that I had been taught and truly challenged how strategically relevant I am.
As Australian author, Peter Sheahan says, “Action precedes Clarity”.
It is certainly worth thinking about in this time of fast paced business practice.
Des Penny - Co-CEO
Grant Davis conducted our Tough Love Leadership seminar in Sydney last week. More than 100 leaders participated in this exciting and popular conference. Tough Love Leadership is part of The Positive Culture Day, check out our website to find out more about this great event.
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Nathan Browne, Grant Davis and Rose Moylan ready for the Emerging Leaders Program #2 in Melbourne.
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