Issue 3.9 | July 2012 In this Article: how to avoid the trap of building a sophisticated strategy on a shaky foundation. by Jonathan Wilson Everyone loves a rags-to-riches story. The North American reader may not have heard of Tesco, but it is the third largest retailer in the world. It’s also unlikely you’ve heard [...]
Issue 3.6 | April 2012 In this Article: business might be fast, but success requires thinking slowly. by Jonathan Wilson Even at 5:30 in the morning, the sauna-like climate saturated the airport terminal on the north coast of New Guinea. With other first-flight travellers who had arrived ahead of me, I stood near the back [...]
Issue 2.10 | June 2011 In this Article: the why, the what and the how of strategic planning. by Jonathan Wilson Far in the distance, palm trees and jungle hung over the blue Pacific waters. The sun rode high in the sky, casting its warm tropical light onto our outrigger canoe that rode the [...]
Issue 1.4 | September 2009 In this Article: How do you ensure that you invest precious resources strategically in order to keep your company “on track” for success? By Jonathan Wilson A dense white filled my field of vision. Thick mist sat heavily in the remote valley, penetrating the dense, high-altitude rainforest. It deadened all [...]
Photo © Jonathan Wilson, All Rights Reserved Issue 1.3 | August 2009 – In this Article: How does a leader define reality in such a way that it compels employees and customers to “buy in”? By Jonathan Wilson I grew up in the remote Yali tribe of New Guinea. Until the early sixties, they were [...]
Issue 1.2 | July 2009 by Jonathan Wilson What strategic decisions has your company made in order to respond to this recession effectively? What guided your leadership team in making those decisions? Were those decisions made confidently even if they were also difficult? If so, what gave your team that confidence? It is said that [...]
From what basis do we lead when the standard business environment makes it impossible to be on top of the game all the time?