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Category Archives for "Planning"

The Paradox of Choice

By Andrew Cooke | April 24, 2018

Giving greater choice does not mean more will be chosen!  Most people believe that having a choice is good. The belief here is that choice gives us freedom, so if we have more choices we have more freedom, the better it is for our lives. But some research has found that this is not necessarily […]


Better Prioritization, Faster Execution

By Andrew Cooke | February 13, 2018

How to determine what your priorities are, and how to execute with excellence using a simple tool. Not only are our organizations undergoing an accelerating of change, but so are our customers.  In this increasingly competitive environment we have to be more relevant, and provide greater value, if we are to retain these customers.  In […]


Building Your Career

By Andrew Cooke | June 26, 2017

Tips on planning your future career Successful executives are not just successful because they do a good job, but because they look to build their own career. This does not happen but by chance, but with forwarding planning. As such business executives can learn useful lessons from those engaged in politics. This is not to […]


Benefits of a Premortem

By Andrew Cooke | April 12, 2016

How to anticipate problems and failure before they occur. We are all familiar with post-mortems and forensic examinations from all the TV crime series. Post-mortems are good for telling you what went wrong, why it went wrong, and the consequences of things going wrong (death in this instance) – but it doesn’t change the fact […]


1 Leadership – the Ticking Talent Time Bomb

By Andrew Cooke | March 4, 2013

Leadership – the Ticking Talent Time Bomb   by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Forecasts on where the future leaders will come from, and where they will not! Are you worried about the lack of management and leadership talent in your business?  You should be.  There is an underlying shift in demographics that is […]


Dealing With Your Top Challenges

By Andrew Cooke | February 6, 2013

Dealing With Your Top Challenges The power of changing your challenges into questions by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Tell me:  “What challenges do you face currently?” This is not a rhetorical question, think about it and spend 5-10 minutes writing them down.  Do this with your colleagues.  As a group define what your […]


The Motivation Trap

By Andrew Cooke | December 10, 2012

The Motivation Trap by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Why motivation alone is not enough, you need more… Imagine what would happen if your favorite football team took the field and the ONLY training they received in the last 8 months had been sitting in a room. Within the room, they’d be listening to legends […]


3 Key Ideas to Help Business Leaders Succeed

By Andrew Cooke | December 4, 2012

3 Key Ideas to Help Business Leaders Succeed by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Here are three tips to help you succeed. Understand what your customers REALLY want going ahead When planning for how you will evolve your products and services start by sitting down with your best customers and asking them these two […]