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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…

Myriad: What can we learn?

Myriad: What can we learn?   I was sad to read in the article by Yolanda Redrup in Australian Financial Review that Myriad is no longer. You can read the article here. Firstly, I am Brisbane based, and I saw great outcomes for the ecosystem. Secondly, I was unable to fly on the Myriad Air…

BCG Research Concludes: “If It Ain’t Broke, Still Fix It”

BCG Research Concludes: “If It Ain’t Broke, Still Fix It”   We’ve all heard the saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Here’s the problem. In life there is change, and change by definition is destructive at some level. It has to be. So, if it doesn’t feel broken today, change is going to…

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…

Gain Freedom From Your Organisation (Without Risking It)

Gain Freedom From Your Organisation (Without Risking It) Not every owner wants to just sell their organisation and walk away. And even if you do, organisations that can demonstrate sustained high performance without reliance on the owners, or any key individuals for that matter, generate higher equity value. Many owners however, get to a point…

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…

Why Amazon will go bankrupt and disappear

Why Amazon will go bankrupt and disappear The headline of this article are not my words, they are in fact the words from the Founder and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos. In a recent Business Insider article, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com and one of the world’s richest people, is reported to acknowledge this fact.…

Ground hog day: Why I refuse to start with ‘strategy’, and why you should too.

Ground hog day: Why I refuse to start with ‘strategy’, and why you should too. I’ve recently had a couple of conversations with different people about this topic. I started with ‘strategy’ for so many years and found that it often didn’t get me, or the organisations where we wanted to go. Here are my…

Why did Blockbuster, Nokia, Kodak and now Toys R Us ‘disappear’?

Why did Blockbuster, Nokia, Kodak and now Toys R Us ‘disappear’? Think about the top 5 or 10 problems you have in your organisation (or organisations you consult to) that are controllable by you (or them). If it’s raining outside, that’s not the problem. You don’t control the rain. If you don’t have an umbrella to…

The back story behind Australia’s 1986 America’s cup win. Alan Bond’s journey to the Cup

The back story behind Australia’s 1986 America’s cup win. Alan Bond’s journey to the Cup. I wrote this article before joining Adizes as the Australian Managing Director. I love helping business owners and executives gain a deeper understanding of what leads to success and what leads to failure. There is a complicated web of different…

Coffee with Adizes – The Essence of Adizes with Shoham Adizes

Coffee with Adizes – The Essence of Adizes with Shoham Adizes

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Creating an Energising Mission

Company owners divorce

Video 3 in the Dr Adizes Readers Questions Video Series

CEO suspects the owner’s son stealing company’s money

This video is No.2 in the Dr Adizes Readers Questions video series.

How to help prepare my children to become the general manager of my company?

Ten ways to undermine your company, or even kill it, if you try hard enough

What do you think – do leaders have more impact on the success orthe failure of their companies? I think they impact failure more. If a company is successful, then this is the result of the good work of many, including the leader. However,if it fails,this is often the result of the hardheadedness, failure to accept others’ opinions, and, in short, poor decision-making of the leader.

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