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…