Enterprise Thought Leadership has the power to take your people from knowing something to be known for something. Once this significant positioning shift occurs, your organisation's ability to drive business and sales and attract and retain the best talent will improve exponentially. This program takes you on a carefully planned journey towards best in the world status and is tailored to your organisation's needs.
The 21st century retail environment is more fast-paced, competitive and unpredictable than ever before. What seemed unthinkable yesterday is either commonplace or on the verge of being introduced today. As a result, it’s now harder than ever to set your business apart from the rest, especially given the growing trend to shop online.The challenge to differentiate your business from others is two-fold.
The 21st century retail environment is more fast-paced, competitive and unpredictable than ever before. What seemed unthinkable yesterday is either commonplace or on the verge of being introduced today. As a result, there has never been a greater need for retailers to stay relevant and ahead of the game as opposed to simply keeping up.
The business world has changed dramatically in the last decade and continues to change exponentially. Where the focus used to be predominantly on systems, processes, structure and hierarchy, today the emphasis must be more on innovation, inspiration, differentiation and collaboration for any business to do more than just survive. These qualities are central to the growing global practice of Thought Leadership.
The world has changed. To drive your business or career to exceptional heights today demands that you have the ability to connect with, inspire and influence as opposed to ‘sell’ yourself and your ideas. This is true no matter what industry you are a part of or where in the world you operate. In today’s competitive commercial landscape where every professional is looking to innovate, it pays to play the positioning game.
No matter what type of organisation you lead, your people are your greatest asset. After all, just as no soldier has ever won a battle alone, no business leader has ever led his/her organisation to the top without the support of his/her troops. Competitive advantage comes from winning the 'war for talent'. But in order to attract, retain and empower the best talent, you must first understand what today's most talented people want.
You know what they say, ‘when the going gets tough, the tough get going’. But the harsh reality is, all but around 5% of the population fail to follow through on their initial plans. Why? Because inspiration has a shelf life. One of the most common reasons people fail to last the distance is that their initial desire and belief (no matter how strong) fails to translate into ongoing action due to waning resilience and focus when the going gets tough. Even the best and brightest superstars eventually hit their moment of truth over time. It is at this point that their path can go one of two ways. They can sink into the black hole of oblivion or they can rise above the superstar status and become a supernova.
There is a strategic process to achieving the level of success you desire. And there are strategies and techniques to maintaining your momentum and enjoying the fruits of your efforts once you get there. This is the essence of Fail Smart™.
Ed St John
Non Executive Director, Shooii
Karl-Johan Persson, the 41 year old CEO and President of Swedish high street fashion brand H&M. He joined the company in 2005 as an operational manager and in just 4 years assumed the role of CEO.
H&M was founded in 1947 by his grandfather Erling Persson. Initially it was called Hennes (meaning Her’s in Swedish). Later the company acquired Mauritz Widforss, hence the new name Hennes & Mauritz, aka H&M. Soon, it expanded across Europe. It opened its doors to the US customers in 2000, with its new store on Fifth Avenue, New York City. The company currently has over 3900 stores across the world.
Bernie BrookesMYER Stores Ltd
I first met Prakash (PK) Menon during the private equity purchase of Myer, incorporating extraction from Coles Myer. I came on board as CEO in 2006 and PK, for a fiveyear period, was a highly involved, important member of the Executive team. Over the years, I have come to experience not only his strong business acumen, but also his baring wit, wisdom, and his ability to tell a good story. All these are demonstrated in PKs memoir, making for a fascinating and entertaining read.
Matt ChurchThought Leaders
Prakash 'PK' is an extraordinary individual. He is someone who will fast become one of your trusted advisors should you meet with him. No doubt his professional career qualifies him as one of the leading authorities on Retail Supply Chains. I encourage people to explore his work on DRIVE. His story DRIVEN – from Mumbai to Myers is a ripping read and chock full of amazing insights on what it takes to succeed in life and business. I highly recommend PK to anyone wanting to get ahead in life.
Gaurav WankhedeRoyal Australian Air Force
For me Prakash has been a Friend, Philosopher & a guide. I have always taken inspiration from the way Prakash has risen to the pinnacle in his field. He was just a phone call away for any advice, be it career of personal. Prakash is a born leader and a very dedicated family man. His ability to balance his work and personal life is also worth mentioning here. Any organisation that Prakash works for would benefit from his style and drive to deliver excellence in whichever area he works in.
Ed St JohnShooii
PK is the Guru _ not just of Supply Chain Logistics, but of Strategy and Process as well. Hes a smart man, hes an innovator and he gets things done all in all a great contributor to our Shooii board.