You and your top team hold
the key to the 20:20 foresight you need. You and perhaps one or
two other major stakeholders, know your business better than anyone. Unless your
answers to the question above was consistently between 3 and 4 the likelihood is
that need to engage in a top level dialogue to build the robustness and agility
of your business.
Invest just 40 minutes per person in completing
two unique leadership and risk questionnaires.
We will prepare a 66 page feedback and advice document
that covers all the ACT NOW points above.
Allocate 1 day to connecting with the
significance of the report, and making your decisions to
We offer the options of a two-hour tele-conference and
facilitation of your meeting.
Contact us now. You will
gain insights, make discoveries and
develop your capability to see around corners in time to
maximise the opportunities and prevent the
PS We have engineered-out 80% of the costs
normally associated with this process.
What would be the
impact on your business if…
- Your biggest
customer delisted you, got taken over by a business that
only dealt with your biggest competitor or went out of
- Your most
important supplier ended a longstanding special
arrangement on trade terms, became a competitor or decided the items you ordered
were not going to be part of their future?
- Finances got
squeezed overnight with interest rates going up, taxes
increased, exchange rates went against you and your bank ‘reviewed’ your credit
- A natural disaster
or major accident directly or indirectly affected you
resulting in a 50% increase in material costs, seriously
interrupted supplies or production capability, or 25% loss of turnover in 6
- A new market
entrant seriously undercut your highest margin product
range, made your range obsolete overnight, made your service and quality look
like poor value, or took 50% of your category space in your retail
- Any two of these
scenarios happened at the same time?
Most businesses would be badly knocked about. Some might
not survive. Only the brave or foolhardy would say ‘Too extreme, couldn’t
happen to us’.
airline industry for their view!
What would happen in your business…
1. Deep cost cutting; across-the-board
retrenchments/redundancies; urgent spending and development projects cancelled;
blame and finger-pointing?
2. Significant cost cutting; some
retrenchments/redundancies; important investments and development projects put
on hold; enquiries, avoidance and back-covering.
3. Careful and sensitive controls on all finances;
non-essential recruitment deferred; investments and development projects phased;
analysis, evaluation and course-corrections? 4. Implementation of a recovery plan, some adjustments,
and an organisation-wide response where everyone knew how to contribute.
A few businesses (less than 2%) would be strong
enough and agile enough to weather the storm and come out stronger.
The key is to having 20:20
foresight is to act NOW – hopefully, long before anything similar happened to
to abandon SWOT
a brilliant tool for clarifying what we already
very little to help you deal with what you don’t know and cannot
In the 21st century business
must be able to deal with the threats that come from left of field
and grasp the opportunities
that arise overnight