Managerial Decisions making then and Today

Managerial Decisions making then and Today

Mickey Granot, Global Managing partner, Next-Era-Consulting Recently I had a discussion with a group of business leaders that were exploring ways to improve the performance of their companies. I had given a presentation and following the presentation we had a talk. The discussion took off from the content of the presentation but took a “life […]

The 3 Guidelines ensuring that your change initiative are successful

The 3 Guidelines

Every improvement is a change, but not every change is an improvement. I assume everyone has accumulated sufficient experience to know that fact. Nevertheless, organizations (and in organizations I actually mean management) continues to choose change, in the same exact way that results with only 30% of the changes leading to actual improvements. One might […]

Paradigm Shift or Shifting Paradigm

Paradigm Shift or Shifting Paradigm

When one takes a deeper view of leading brands of the world and asks himself – “How did they get there?” One gets many possible answers. What is common to many of these answers is the theme – They have chosen to do something in a highly non-traditional way, even in a way that is […]

Our experience, friend or foe?

Our experience friend or foe

As we accumulate years of experience we also accumulate valuable knowledge. We learn from our mistakes (hopefully) and gain better intuition about things. This is excellent. However, experience is a double edged sward, on the other side it blocks our vision and narrows our width of thought. We believe that “we know” to the extent, […]

Complexity vs. Simplicity a doomed battle… or not?

Complexity vs Simplicity

Life is complex, anyway we observe our lives whether personal, social or business it is complex. What makes them complex is the fact that whatever we set our minds to do (or at least almost everything) has so many dependencies, so many elements that have an effect on the end result. Some of these elements […]

Our biggest obstacle to breakthrough growth is … US

Our biggest obstacle to breakthrough growth is US

We are born with the natural desire to grow engraved in our DNA, we are curious and we do not accept anything without challenging it. As we get older we slowly, yet surely, abandon this natural capability and replace it with solid truths. Some of these truths are a result of our own experience (“we […]

If it is not broken – nevertheless Fix it!

If it is not broken - nevertheless Fix it

It is commonly stated by managers that if it is not broken don’t fix it, indicating that the key motivation for improvement should be an existing problem. I do not think so, the key motivation for improvement should be – being better. Because, if you are not constantly becoming better, if you wait for things […]

Information technology, business and the art of missing opportunities

Information technology

Information technology has been advancing rapidly for decades now. Businesses moved from literally having no technology to being loaded with it withing just a few decades. But do most businesses take the appropriate advantage of these new capabilities? Unfortunately, my experience, shows they are not. And even worse than that, it is so very common […]

Saving money or Making money?

Saving-money-or-Making-money

As a management consultant working with top management worldwide for many years, I constantly meet management teams that are immersed with the quest of reducing cost. It is common for top management to have a yearly goal of cost reduction and for all levels of management to be investing effort in finding ways for meeting […]