Business intelligence and analytics

Trust Your Guts – Instinct vs Analytics

Neil McDougall

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards…you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never [...]

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strategy management

ONWARD! – Action Brings Clarity

Neil McDougall

If you never take action, you’ll never get any feedback on your attempts, and without feedback, you’ll never grow as a problem-solver…When you do take action, every result is an opportunity to reflect and learn valuable lessons. Even if what you take away from [...]

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business intelligence and analytics

The Space Between – The People Side of Change

Neil McDougall

I was a fresh MBA student, on my intern assignment between semesters at the ripe young age of 26. I had just finished a year of “Business 101” and was bursting with confidence (some might say cockiness) [...]

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Strategy Management Solution

Ten Benefits Of Using Technology in Strategy Management

Neil McDougall

I’d like to get to the point on the the role of technology in Strategy Management. There is merit to the idea that it’s best to begin with a manual process, then once your needs and workflows are well understood, migrate to [...]

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Strategy & Performance Management

Take It Up A Notch

Neil McDougall

The point of Strategy or Performance Management isn’t Monitoring. Monitoring and its counterpart Evaluation, are only useful if they lead to better decision-making. Decision-making is best undertaken in small groups of peers, with informed, frank debate [...]

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