Strategic Frameworks

The three strategic frameworks most recognised for success globally are Scaling Up, the Four Decisions Framework and Outthinker.  Accelerate your business growth with the support from an expert in these leading strategic frameworks.

The world-class training and experience of our team gives us the unique ability to understand the proven methodologies of the world’s best business minds and apply these to your business. With a thorough understanding of these leading strategic frameworks as well as the thinking of international business thought leaders, we can help you scale up with success.

Scaling Up

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The Scaling Up Framework is successfully used by 40,000 businesses globally and is based on Verne Harnish’s book Scaling Up: Mastering the Rockefeller Habits. Scaling Up introduces two now famous tools for business growth: The Rockefeller Habits Checklist that specifies the 10 Essential Habits that are proven to significantly improve net profit and reduce the time it takes to run your business. The second important tools is the proven and effective One Page Strategic Plan.


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In any growing business, there are four critical decisions that impact your ability to grow and scale. The framework is based on the “Four Decisions” that companies must get right to attract and keep the right people, create a truly differentiated strategy, tighten up execution habits and conserve cash to weather the storms.


Your business is your people. Is your team ready for the changes growth will bring?


Strategy is the most powerful driver of growth. Do you know where your company is going?


Execution drives profits and time. Is your team ready to do things differently to achieve your goals?


Growth sucks cash. What are your cash conversion cycles, and do you have the dollars to grow?



SSBG Consultants Leigh Paulden and Mike E. Kennedy are two of only three GI Business Consultants in New Zealand. They have been trained to use international best business practice help you and your leadership team get focused, get working and grow.

In the video below, Leigh explains how you can drive revenue and profit with Scaling Up and the Four Decisions Framework.


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The Outthinker process has been developed by a team of ex-McKinsey consultants and honed in practice over 10 years. Focusing on strategy, the methodology is proven to accelerate growth rates by 100%-120%.

Outthinker has been applied to over 300 companies globally including Lockheed Martin, Microsoft and Johnson & Johnson. It is becoming recognised as the leading framework to achieve company-wide strategic clarity, disruptive strategy and innovation.

SSBG Consultant Leigh Paulden is one of only six Certified Outthinker Growth Strategists in Australasia. With a thorough understanding of the leading strategic frameworks Scaling Up and Outthinker, we can help you and your business grow.

In the video below, Leigh explains how to Outthink your competitors and create an innovative and disruptive strategy.

The Outthinker Process

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