Every business is challenged with ever changing market pressures & demands. Despite of required competencies & confidence, each of the CxOs have their own "Blind Spots" that are difficult to identify & mitigate. Its human nature to believe in your own strategies & plans more than anyone else. And generally not being very constructively open to critical inputs (we listen to respond), the risk of failure fallout grow exponentially.
Most CxOs across enterprises work in silos about their strategy plans/execution, as most of their internal leadership meetings invariably end up addressing current issues and resolutions. Even if they want to bounce of strategies, not necessarily their internal peers carry competencies and relevant experience. Successful leaders mitigate such risks by engaging an external competent CxO for a short period (Finance, Technology, Marketing, Sales or even a Chief Executive Officer) temporarily, in addition to their internal CxO, and use him/her as an idea/strategy bouncing board to ensure success in planning and execution. Such investments always pay back either in eliminating expensive failures (time and money) or gaining insights that you were always missing. Mitigation strategies include:
Complacency always remain the biggest enemy of business growth. Get over it to sustain and grow.
Who are Advisory Board Members?
He/She is an experienced expert, currently either employed full time, running business or retired. His/Her experience, expertise and wisdom can measurably add to customer revenue or save his money without conflicting his/hers current professional commitments.
What is his/her profile?
He/She is a proven sales, marketing, supply chain and/or strategy leader, having conceptualized, designed and executed winning strategies that have added significant value to employers/customers without larger investments in time/money. And the same he/she can replicate with another similar industry enterprise by demonstrating through short duration/investment pilot proof of concepts.
What drives them to succeed in your success?
1. Choose to stay current & relevant beyond current role and use experience/expertise to continue sharpening his/her market value.
2. Choose your availability, customers, projects, commitments and remuneration for freelance advisory services - either directly with customer or through NextPhase.
3. No Retirement limitation and ability to choose your passion, wisdom, time - flexibility like never before.
How to explore?
If you think you have what it takes to delight customers with your expertise & wisdom, test it by sharing:
Now customers No More need to believe your credentials (PPTs, Quotes, Success Stories elsewhere) :-)
Anthony Raymond Dsouza joins NextPhase as an Advisory Board Member.
He is FCA with 25 years’ experience in various Tata Group companies, and a total of over 35 years in manufacturing and service businesses.
His hands-on leadership spans across Finance and Accounts, Business Strategy and Digital Transformation, Corporate governance, Business growth, Audit, Risk, and Compliance management. A veteran of some successful business start-ups and turnarounds, he has been a part of many business initiatives with cross functional teams. He has closely worked with Board’s CEO’s, Business Heads across business and finance operations and in delivering value to stakeholders.
His key expertise helping various businesses includes:
We are proud to welcome Pratap Gharge as a part of NextPhase Advisory Board Member. He specializes in Strategy Advisory for Digital/IT Transformation that has lasting and positive business impacts, proven in several Enterprises around Mumbai and Pune region. His 36 years of rich industry experience and his last position in corporate world (Executive President & CIO) where he was heading IT & Digital Function for over 20 years. He has completed his graduation in Science and MBA in Operations Research. He personally has led several business transformation projects, including optimization of throughput from entire Supply chain optimizations and business process improvements using TOC Principles, Digital Transformation initiatives at Bajaj Electricals Ltd such as enhancing Omni Channel Customer Experience.
What uniquely differentiates Pratap bringing incredible value to enterprises is his ability to relate various growth phases of organizations and use his experience to tackle common enterprise level issues like lack of substantial internal capabilities and budgets, complacency of people making change adoption difficult, and many more. Fundamental beliefs he resonates with NextPhase are centered around customer experience inspired by mutual trust. #customerexperience
There are more advisory members who would bring specific industry relevance to you while continuing to build their expertise in employment/contract elsewhere in your industry. This wisdom comes from many of their attempts to make a strategy succeed, which you will never get from academic experts alone.
Welcome and Brief Introduction - Pratap Gharge