When is the right time to leave the job you know you’re good at? Faking it – Saying yes and learning later.
Since starting the MBA I’ve been asked by family, friends and colleagues: Why do an MBA? What are the benefits of an MBA? Is it worth doing an MBA?
Now I’ve completed the MBA and finally have time to reflect I can ask myself: Why did I decide to do an MBA? What did I want from from an MBA? What did I think the benefits of an MBA would be? Why did I put myself through the financial strain, endless nights of study and self-imposed social alienation that a part-time MBA requires?
Was it worth it?
Using Kotter and Schein to assess culture in a large organisation in practice. How can you assess the corporate culture of an organisation using Shein’s Iceberg Theory and Kotter’s Cultural Alignment Theory. The second post on assessing organisational culture.
Using Kotter’s Culture vs Performance assessment theory in practice to assess the quality and alignment of culture to strategy in a large organisation. Pugh, Lawrence and Lorsch, and Kotter
Ever have to fire someone before? Wondering what is the best way to fire someone? My own experiences of hiring the wrong person for a job and having to fire them at short notice. Learn from my mistakes to do it better yourself.
How do we learn from our mistakes to come back stronger? This is especially important for the entrepreneur, who takes risks and faces setbacks. The ones who learn from their mistakes are the ones most likely to succeed.
Reflecting on past events is an essential link between past action and more effective future action. The harder the decisions we make, the more difficult the process of reflecting becomes. We’ve all encountered people who appear to stumble along, oblivious to the lessons of the past, continuously making the same mistakes, repeating them again and again. This is a good example of those who fail to learn.
After 6 weeks of hard work, we’re now at the final stage: The Pitch. The aim is to provide a presentation, supported by a well evidenced business proposal to convince two ‘dragons’ (lecturers with vast business experience) that they should ‘invest’ in the proposal. Developing the proposal and presentation The team developed a rough idea…
Now we’ve passed the elevator pitch, we’re free to move onto the next stage – to develop a full business case and prepare a full sales pitch to deliver to the dragons. The last week has seen developments in the quality of the work, the development of the team, and the questionable dedication of some…
We delivered our ‘elevator pitch’ of a single page PowerPoint poster and a 5 minute briefing to the course tutor and it all appears to be going according to plan. Reflection on the elevator pitch How did it go? We delivered our pitch one late Wednesday evening. Everything went well and nearly the whole team…
Free business plan templates, reviewed and rated – free to download and use. Ever wondered what should go into a business plan? How a business plan should be structured? Using the Blundel and Lockett Opportunity Business Model #MBA