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The most difficult decision to make

  The decision I’m referring to goes right to the heart both of leadership and strategy. It concerns one of the biggest disruptors that our organisations will face. I’m talking about Robotics and Artificial Intelligence and the decision focuses upon this question: How will my organisation use Robotics and AI? A […]

Artificial Intelligence - the most difficult decision

Strategy: Why don’t things get done?

It’s a great strategy, but why isn’t anything getting done? OK, so you’ve crafted a great strategy, one that you’re proud of and that you’re sure will win.  You’ve been working hard on it and you’ve communicated the strategy and its critical actions out through the organisation’s usual channels. Problems […]

Strategy: Why don't things get done

Globalization and Strategy: Have we got it right?

In this LinkedIn Pulse article I question the robustness of many of the popular assumptions that under-pin globalization and business strategy – from the ongoing rise of social media through to the stability of a connected world. I also provide ideas that you can work through with your management team to […]

Globalization and megatrends have we got it wrong

UK and Europe: two scenarios for business

  Text of presentation given by Dr Robert Davies at the City University British election roundtable event 30 April 2015 Overview: This talk introduces the ‘toxic 5‘ – factors that could destabilise western democracies. Many of these factors my be in position now. Business leaders seeking resilience should consider preparing […]


Understanding Mission, Vision and Values

Download a pdf version here Overview Frequently we become so busy, so absorbed by our day to day work that we forget to ensure that our organization has a clear and well communicated purpose. Yet research tells us that a clear and widely understood ‘purpose’ is the hallmark of a […]