Strategic planning is what Spectrain do best. When you are clear about the direction in which your business is going, the events that may impact it, the skills and behaviours that will support your strategy is when we are able to design specific materials to enable you to plan and implement the changes required for a sustainable future.

Reframe the Challenge – Strategic Thinking

By |2020-06-05T15:52:25+00:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Strategic Planning|Tags: |

People disappear when they die, like old photographs memory fades in quality over time . Yet for some there is an exception to this process, they continue to exist through their diaries, ledgers, structures, publications. Preserved in time. And so, I find myself designing strategic thinking workshops for two organisations one steeped in history and traditions [...]

Exploit and cultivate core competencies

By |2019-01-31T19:01:23+00:00January 6th, 2019|Categories: competency based courses and resources , Strategic Planning|Tags: , |

"How will you exploit and cultivate core competencies, those that will enable you to realise your strategic aims?" This is a question that I regularly ask during strategic planning workshops and one which leaders answer from a systems and process perspective. While systems are necessary for any company, most are not unique ,therefore, systems and expertise that [...]


By |2019-11-08T18:47:50+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Facilitating Change Initiatives, Strategic Planning|Tags: |

There was a time when the past was quite helpful in predicting the future, but in today's volatile business environment we need to be receptive to new ideas. Strategy has shifted into a place where reliance on planning based on past decisions may no longer be the best approach to accommodate changing realities.   Ideacide I [...]

Lost in the woods crippled by flawed thinking

By |2020-01-16T16:59:29+00:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Agile Performance, Strategic Planning|Tags: , |

Recently I had the pleasure of working with a leadership team to facilitate their strategic planning. Since all strategic planning in my view is focused on a particular organisation, its characteristics, markets, opportunities etc, my approach is tailored this is informed by a discussion about the business and its development needs. At that meeting I recommended [...]

When Agile Performance Becomes Fragile

By |2019-01-31T19:57:55+00:00October 21st, 2017|Categories: Agile Performance, Strategic Planning|Tags: , |

What is it that drives agile performance from some of our customers and results in a hierarchical trail of delayed decision making in others? Our work with small  innovative, or large and complex business’s often reveals that it’s not simply the size of the organisation that impacts it’s agility although silo’s created by vertical structures where [...]

Has your critical path has taken you over the cliff?

By |2017-01-05T10:29:10+00:00January 31st, 2013|Categories: Strategic Human Resource Management, Strategic Planning, Training and Development|Tags: |

Is your biz abysmal are you in the abyss? Has your critical path has taken you over the cliff? Did your goals get deflected has it all gone off side? Has your blue sky leap becomes a terminal dive?  ...The verse above is from a poem written by Rob Billson at New Routes (I have amended [...]

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