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My Passion….

I am just back from a two week holiday to Mauritius where we stayed at the Westin Hotel, which is owned by Marriott. The service was exceptional and all the staff were all amazing. It doesn’t matter what their role was, every one was polite, respectful and keen to know we were having a good […]

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Strategy, Storytelling and Samosas

Thursday 26 September    Aagrah Restaurant St Peter’s Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS9 8AH I am holding an event at the Aagrah in Leeds on 26 September for local business owners and SMEs.   There will be two workshops on the day: WORKSHOP 1:  STRATEGY MADE SIMPLE Every business needs a strategy.  In this session Brenda will […]

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Is your strategy the right strategy?

Is your strategy the right strategy? As a Strategic Planning professional I have been reading, with interest, this book based on BCGs ‘The Strategy Palette’ which challenges the classical approach to strategic planning – Analyse, Plan, Execute.  (yes, it was a sunny day!!) Having spent many years rigorously implementing and following a classical approach in […]

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The Chatty Coach

I overheard on the radio this morning that Virgin trains are turning their coach C into the chatty coach.  Now, as someone who loves a good chat and would happily talk all day to strangers, I don’t need a designated seat however I do think this is a great idea. In 2012, on a train […]

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What is Strategic Planning?

What is Strategic Planning? When I tell people what I do their first reaction is to look confused, then ask “What is strategic planning”? So, let’s explore that question… Before I give you my take on it I googled it.  This was the top answer: Strategic planning is an organizational management activity that is used […]

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The wonderful Business Model Canvas

This is the Business Model Canvas – developed by Alex Osterwalder.  I had the pleasure and honour to attend one of his two-day workshops several years ago, followed by using it extensively in my organisation.  Most of my workshops use this tool as the basis for strategic development and discussion.  It is important to ensure […]

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One week to go

Well,  after almost 30 years of being employed in the financial services sector,  I leave in one week’s time.  I have had an amazing career across many disciplines – marketing, product development, business intelligence, corporate planning and strategy.  I have worked for some amazing bosses too (and some not so amazing), learning from the best.  […]