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Coping with Coronavirus

Posted on: March 13th, 2020 by Staffan Engstrom

We are in an anxious and fascinating time. We have all been seeing ‘headless chicken’ Covid 19 responses at national, corporate, and individual levels. […]

When to change your strategy…

Posted on: January 20th, 2020 by Staffan Engstrom

This has to be my favourite picture of 2019. I had been working on a strategy project for a regional construction and […]

Steps to Successful Business Diversification

Posted on: October 26th, 2019 by Staffan Engstrom

I am often asked to help organisations to think beyond their current markets into new ones, and here are the key […]

Thinking ‘out of the box’

Posted on: March 5th, 2018 by Staffan Engstrom

I worked for many years in one of the UK’s largest international construction companies, so was fascinated when travelling recently in Northern Ethiopia*, […]

Best wishes for big things in 2018

Posted on: December 22nd, 2017 by Staffan Engstrom

Above is my favourite picture of the year. We were travelling on a dusty road in a remote part of […]

Dealing with Change Terrorism

Posted on: August 13th, 2017 by Staffan Engstrom

I was chatting to an Operations Executive today who was bemoaning the difficulties in his organisation of coping with people who don’t want […]

Expanding into new markets

Posted on: July 22nd, 2017 by Staffan Engstrom

One of my favourite strategy tools was outlined by Chris Zook in his book ‘Beyond the Core’ in 2004. It […]

TRUMP(et) Lessons – What business can learn from Donald Trump

Posted on: November 18th, 2016 by Staffan Engstrom

I couldn’t believe it when the news about Donald Trump’s win came through. How could such an apparent loud-mouth become […]

Turn ideas into profit

Posted on: October 20th, 2016 by Staffan Engstrom

How often have you seen promising-looking business initiatives apparently languishing, going nowhere? I have. Case 1). A business has a great […]

In God we trust… everyone else please provide data

Posted on: March 24th, 2016 by Staffan Engstrom

On an occasion when I turned up to see my boss with perhaps a few too many opinions based on rather too few […]

Good Boss Wenceslas? (or just more ‘bah humbug’?)

Posted on: November 26th, 2015 by Staffan Engstrom

If you have the chance to attend a carol service this Christmas, and to sing the carol Good King Wenceslas, […]

The Chinese are coming…

Posted on: July 10th, 2015 by Staffan Engstrom

One of the deep impressions that is indelibly imprinted on my 70’s upbringing is the paranoid Cold War fear that […]

Effective Spending

Posted on: March 25th, 2015 by Staffan Engstrom

These days everyone agrees that it is vital to have a control of costs in order to survive and thrive […]

Deliver, Deliver, Deliver

Posted on: February 20th, 2015 by Staffan Engstrom

Customers are hard to find and harder to keep, which is why delivering customer service is the number one profitable […]

Major Change Management

Posted on: January 19th, 2015 by Staffan Engstrom

At the end of last year I was asked by a global IT outsourcing company to present my experiences in big […]

Leadership Stereotypes

Posted on: October 9th, 2014 by Staffan Engstrom

A favourite pastime of most workers is to complain about the inadequacies of their boss. This is because the art […]

SMART IDEAs – Turning Ideas Into Reality

Posted on: August 29th, 2014 by Staffan Engstrom

Turning great ideas into clear, deliverable, plans is a major frustration for many leadership teams. Having the ideas is one […]

The 27 Approaches for Increasing Profitability

Posted on: March 21st, 2014 by Staffan Engstrom

A major challenge for both business and other organisations is to deliver sound financial effectiveness and profit improvement. As a […]

Change Magnetism – Do less to get more done

Posted on: December 6th, 2013 by Staffan Engstrom

When I was at school my Physics teacher drew a big rectangular magnet on the board, with lots of circles […]