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The A to Z of management consulting

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Future, Management, Media, Mineral Economics, Mining, Publications, Strategy

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Last November, to assist with the MBA course at UWA we were teaching on 'Strategic Analysis and Consulting' we prepared an A to Z of 'must-know' subjects in the area of strategy and management in the minerals sector. How many do you know? Analysis, Alliances and Adhocracy; Behavioural economics, Biases and heuristics, the Boston Box (or the growth-share matrix), Big…
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Miners have culture too: Which corporate culture is your firm?

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Management, Media, Mining, Publications

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Last November, we published a Strictly Boardroom article on 'corporate culture' as part of a wider self-lead study of a subject which keeps popping up in our business and academic lives. As a starting point, before jumping into the serious reading, we reflected on some of the organisational cultures we'd come across in the minerals industry and academia: Egocentric -…
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Mineral resource sector excellence – Are we there yet?

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Future, Management, Media, Mining, Publications

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Last November, we published a Strictly Boardroom article on mineral sector excellence. It was based on a panel discussion held at 'Breakfast by the Bay' hosted by UWA Business School. The panel consisted of financier and director, Michael Anderson (Taurus Funds and Hot Chili), mining geologist, engineer and director, Alex Atkins (AusIMM and Alex Atkins & Associates), Vice-President of Geoscience…
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On shared values: The Great Pyramid of Giza

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Management, Media, Mining, Publications

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Last October, triggered by attendance at a UWA Business School event on the subject, Allan and I published some musings on shared values - the alignment between personal and corporate values. We're not formal experts on this subject, but as people active in business, and a business school, and predominatly in an industry (mining) were all sorts of discussions about…
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How the smartest guys in the room might become even smarter

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Management, Media, Mining, Publications, Strategy

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Last October, we posted a Strictly Boardroom article on the subject of 'in-reach' i.e. the opposite of outreach. It just means bringing other stakeholders voices into the frame. This emerging, simple idea has great potential to both foster innovation and improve social licence in our industry. In the social licence arena, the problem with a corporate outreach approach (such as…
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