Winning in business today depends more than ever on using the best strategy tools—and not just what’s currently popular. Knowing the difference requires extensive research and a wealth of real-world experience.  I make sense of strategy, so it works for you. 

Tony Manning has the ability to assist managers of companies ask and answer tough questions about their business; to confront issues facing them; and in a frank and realistic way, to develop a positive forward-looking attitude towards achieving growth—Chairman


Managers are overloaded with work—and overloaded with strategy tools. In their search for solutions to their problems, they run the risk of confusing themselves and paralyzing their organizations.

A lot of “thought leadership” in business is in fact thought followership. When you boil down a century or so of theories, the worthwhile stuff fills a thimble. It applies across countries, companies, and industries. So it’s vital to know what really matters, to focus on the few ideas that will make the biggest difference… and to master them.
I understand what tools are available. I also know what’s necessary in various circumstances—and what works. So I take you straight there, and never bog you down with popular but maybe useless concepts, frivolous activities, or consultant-speak.

We have all benefited enormously from your incisive and innovative thinking—Executive Chairman

A great session. Strategy simplifiedSenior executive at business school

You make refreshing sense of complexity. Your valuable, practical advice is making a real impact in our businessChief Executive 

Over the years, I’ve developed many unique and useful models, frameworks, and questionnaires. They’re all based on solid research and proven principles, and have been extensively field-tested. I’ve also developed ways of thinking about management that will help you and your team craft and conduct your strategic conversation to get the results you want.

In my two most recent books, I have shown how little progress has been made in management “thought leadership” over the past 100 years, and I’ve identified 8 critical strategy practices that have stood the test of time, and that apply to all companies everywhere.

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Contact me today to start a new strategic conversation

Phone +27 82 800 5862

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