Where Are We Headed?

Where Are We Headed? A Collection Of Charts. When investing I’m trying to assess the probability of certain things happening, or not happening in order to make positioning and risk management decisions. Likewise, CEOs and executives need to try and look towards an uncertain future and try to assess what will most probably happen. Considering…

This ‘One Thing’ Will Disproportionately Determine Your Future Success.

This ‘One Thing’ Will Disproportionately Determine Your Future Success. Written by Don McKenzie, Managing Director, Adizes Institute Australia What I would like to share is not new, and it is not something specifically related to the current pandemic grinding the world to a halt. Some businesses, organizations, even family units, and countries sadly won’t survive. Some, however, will…

Is disruption ahead?

Is Disruption Ahead?? This article was written on the 25th of September 2019. The Australian All Ordinaries index is at 6814 and the US S&P500 is at 2984. Australia has cut interest rates twice in the last couple of months, as has the US. “Three cuts and a tumble”- it will be interesting to see what both…

Planning Your First Acquisition

Planning Your First Acquisition   My Facebook feed regularly shows ads from consultants and gurus on a range of topics. Last week, one came up saying “Acquiring companies is actually really easy”. I had a quick surge of dismissive rage having acquired several companies- some ending up very successful and some a dismal failure. My…

Appointing a CEO/GM/COO

Appointing a CEO/GM/COO As a business owner or major shareholder, appointing senior roles such as CEO, GM or COO is a big step. In the Adizes Lifecycle model, it marks the transition into the “Adolescence” phase. Just like in the human lifecycle, this phase is not without its challenges. In a large percentage of organisations…