Speaking Topics

Graham’s speaking topics include a mix structured around the needs, interest and location of the client audience. He works with clients to suggest how best to structure an event to achieve the best possible outcome. He tailors the topics to suit the individual needs of each and every client. Graham is especially adept in providing a provocative and dynamic outlook on strategic thinking, competitiveness, business models, strategy design and performance measurement – unveiling the insights from his 30 years at the cutting edge of corporate strategy.

Strategic Thinking to Drive Innovation

Are you having trouble with innovation in your organisation? Could it be that your thinking is operational not strategic? Might customers and other stakeholders know your strategies and you're not tapping into this? You might becoming a prisoner of your own organisation. Graham has fun challenging this inside-out view placing it against an outside-in perspective - the view of your stakeholders. Discover how to switch from operational to strategic thinking via Graham’s high ranking keynote to supercharge your organisation’s innovation and performance.

Blueprint for Agile Strategic Planning

Does your organisation follow a traditional approach to strategic planning? Would you describe it as 'rigid'? Does it involve an annual retreat and a done-and-dusted plan that does little to change organisational performance. Does it also lack a sound framework? Graham outlines an agile approach which views strategic planning as a journey, not a project. Hence, a strategic plan becomes a tool - a means not an end. In this scenario strategic planning drives continuous learning and improvement - and results in sustained performance.

Flying High with the Right KPI

Measuring and managing performance sits right at the top of the agenda for managers, CEOs and boards. Yet, are you confused about how to measure performance? In this provocative presentation Graham demonstrates why “performance” remains unclear for many organisations. To be an effective manager you must know what “performance measurement” really means. You also need an approach to “KPIs” that won't have them seen as negatives. Graham demonstrates that measuring activity is not the same as measuring outcomes and how to approach measurement simply and effectively. Audiences leave feeling that a great weight has been lifted from their shoulders via this entertaining presentation.