Business Adept Blogs

Welcome to Business Adept Cards

Hello Everyone Welcome to Business Adept Cards, the tool that delivers a competitive edge to those whose avowed intent is to prosper in their chosen business or career. If you are serious, then you will want to commit your whole brain to achieving success. Business Adept Cards will switch on [...]
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UK Recovery after Covid19

April Fool’s Day Insight for UK Recovery On a whim, I decided to use Business Adept Cards in an April Fool’s Day joke to gain insight into UK’s recovery from our present dire affliction. However, the expected schadenfreude miscarried. When I asked for insight into the critical success factors for [...]
Current Affairs

So What About Entrepreneurs?

What defines an entrepreneur? “A person who organises and manages a business undertaking, assuming the risk for the sake of profit.” Webster’s “Someone who exercises initiative by organizing a venture to take benefit of an opportunity and, as the decision maker, decides what, how, and how much of a good [...]
Business Applications

Strategy and Planning – 2 Determine how to do it

What does strategic planning entail? In an earlier blog we explored this question and determined that the concept of strategic planning is quite simple, as shown in the diagram below. However, though simple in concept, each step may be less so in practice. In step 2, functional departments are given [...]
Strategy And Planning

Strategy and Planning - 1 Decide what to do

What does strategic planning entail? In an earlier blog we explored this question and determined that the concept of strategic planning is quite simple, as shown in the diagram below. However, though simple in concept, each step may be less so in practice, when extensive data gathering may be required [...]
Strategy And Planning

9 Brainstorming Techniques

When a business problem arises, one method you may use to try and solve it is brainstorming. This is an effective way to come up with ideas. Below are 9 methods to help make your brainstorming session more effective. 1. Mind Mapping Ever heard the expression ‘a picture paints a [...]
Strategy And Planning

Intuition - First Impressions

I’ve discussed previously the need to allow the subconscious brain time to assimilate and process information without interference from the conscious brain and our ego. This gives the impression that the subconscious is slow. Wrong! I need to correct that - it is very fast indeed. I’ve heard that the [...]
Intuition

Intuition - Don’t Panic! Keep Calm

I used to work as a top-flight business process engineer and consultant in the days when business process was still recognised as a potent top-management tool and had not yet been relegated in status. I was expected to hit the ground running at each new commission, despite my remit’s being [...]
Intuition

Intuition - Distraction

I talked last time about ‘sleeping on it’ to allow subconscious processing to find solutions to problems. Thank you to all those who contributed thoughts and examples. Of course, ‘sleeping on it’ is not always an option. An earlier response may be required. This is where another facet of the [...]
Intuition

Intuition - Sleeping On It

In my book much of what we call intuition is actually subconscious processing of information (which may be subconscious knowledge). A good example is when we sleep on a problem and wake up with the answer. Another is when, in the middle of worrying about an issue, we are distracted [...]
Intuition

Business Insights Mentoring - Presentation

          Business Insights Mentoring Review How useful did you find this mentoring session?What was the benefit?Can you put a value on it?                   What participants have said Comment Benefit A real eye-opener! The session revealed a surprising, lucrative [...]
Mentoring

Business Success? - Be Adept at Business

Once upon a time, at a high-level, motivational conference the managers of a branch of a multi-national corporation were exhorted to be more creative in developing innovative products and services to turn around a slump in local business. One year later, having failed to recover, the branch was closed down. [...]
eBooks

eBook - Career Success

Is KNOWLEDGE & KNOWHOW Enough? I’d like to share with you an innovative approach to career advancement, drawing on my eclectic experience in retail (general goods, cheese, and clothing), catering (as general dog’s body), manufacturing (footwear production line), banking (admin), telecommunications (corporate management), and international consultancy in business process development. [...]
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Business Process Improvement

Keith manages a business process that covers the order-taking, resourcing, assembly, testing and delivering of a bespoke product. There are always problems along the way and additional costs are eroding profit margins. Addressing individual symptoms has not resolved the problem. Keith’s options are limited. He could: spend a lot of [...]
Business Applications

Awakening my Awareness

How it started Many people have asked me how I came to develop the Business Adept Cards system and its source, the Corporate Signpost Toolkit. My answer is that I was prompted by several discerning people to create an intuitive tool for use in business to promote the power of [...]
Intuition

Strategy and Planning – 4 Review it

What does strategic planning entail? In an earlier blog we explored this question and determined that the concept of strategic planning is quite simple, as shown in the diagram below. However, though simple in concept, each step may be less so in practice. Step 4 is an ongoing process. Everything [...]
Strategy And Planning

Strategy and Planning – 3 Do it

What does strategic planning entail? In an earlier blog we explored this question and determined that the concept of strategic planning is quite simple, as shown in the diagram below. However, though simple in concept, each step may be less so in practice. In Step 3, functional departments are given [...]
Strategy And Planning

Strategy and Planning - overview

Marmite Strategy and planning is a Marmite subject – we love it or hate it. I love it – planning, not Marmite - but I’m one of a probably small minority. From a business point of view, this is a shame. It means not enough time and attention is given [...]
Strategy And Planning

Types of Intuition

During my studies of intuition, I have noticed that the generic term ‘intuition’ comprises a number of distinct types of function. By failing to differentiate adequately between them, many books on the subject may present misleading conclusions and unfairly discredit a potent part of the brain. Furthermore, lack of a [...]
Intuition

Decision-making

Have you ever thought how many decisions you make each day? From an owner/manager of a microbusiness to a chief executive of a major corporation, running a business is about making decisions -  decisions about anything and everything, simple and complex: When to undertake a specific task Who should be [...]
Business Applications

The ABC of Intuition

Hello, again I hope that you like what you have seen so far of the Business Adept Cards. Whole-brain thinking Having referred previously to the BA cards’ encouraging whole-brain thinking, I’d like to explore that concept further. By understanding better what’s involved, we gain more benefit from using the cards. [...]
Intuition