After 25 years, working with companies like PricewaterhouseCoopers, Procter & Gamble, IBM, Novartis, AIS, Manulife, Citibank and Rothschilds, saving them $20 million at a time and original research at Oxford and HEC Paris, it is clear that success and failure is predictable and preventable.
Yet the harsh facts from Oxford and Harvard are:
- 33% of projects fail,
- 27.5% of the funds invested are wasted
- 1 in 6 big projects put their company at risk.
This is even with experienced project managers and change managers.
The billions of dollars wasted each year, the pain and frustration created from project failure appalls me. Like many, I’ve been in it. It’s what’s lead me to share what I’ve learned with some of the biggest companies in the world and with my research: Success is a system.
As a speaker and seminar leader, as a mentor and coach, as a published author, as someone who thinks, reflects and helps businesses, leaders and individuals be more successful, it is clear that insight into the success systems helping you connect the dots makes the difference. It’s helped one company improve their results by 80%.
I turned my first business around at 23 – from ten years in the red, a million dollars of unfunded debt and disenchanted customers to a florishing business in the black in under a year. In a recession. With the right system, you can do this t0o.
My focus is helping projects succeed. With fighting project failure. With helping the individuals and teams achieve what they set out to do – a business strategy, an IT program or simply healthier, more productive businesses and people.