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“Seven Attributes ofHighly Effective Analysts”Paul RamsayNational Consulting Manager12 February 2009FINAL – Version 1     ...
What immediately springs to mind           “If someone tells you they have the answer            If                       ...
Your career      “Anytime I want to make a change or achieve anything in my life,    I write it down, along with my plan t...
‘The tool box’        “The grass is always greener where it is watered most.”         The                                 ...
‘T’ profile              Breadth                                       Strategic                Depth                     ...
1 – Add value                “Will it make the bus go faster?                 Will                    faster?”            ...
2 – Embrace change         “Those who are wedded to the spirit of the age          Those            are destined to be wid...
3 – See the big picture         “God is in the heavens but the devil is in the detail ”          God                      ...
4 – Commit to quality           “If you can’t talk about quality in the first person            If     can t         then ...
5 – Bridge the gap            “Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists             Your      between where you are ...
6 – Understand the business                   “Thinking is very hard work                    Thinking              work.  ...
7 – Communicate, communicate, communicate        “The more elaborate our means of communication         The               ...
Ultimately, it’s all about people!    “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing.            ...
Thank you            paul.ramsay@equinox.co.nz                                                                 14         ...
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Presentation to the Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis on 12 February 2009

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  1. 1. “Seven Attributes ofHighly Effective Analysts”Paul RamsayNational Consulting Manager12 February 2009FINAL – Version 1 1 www.equinox.co.nz © equinox limited 2009
  2. 2. What immediately springs to mind “If someone tells you they have the answer If answer, they probably havent understood the question.” 2 www.equinox.co.nz © equinox limited 2009
  3. 3. Your career “Anytime I want to make a change or achieve anything in my life, I write it down, along with my plan to accomplish the goal and when I will achieve it I thi way, I t ill hi it. In this turn each of my goals i t action.” h f l into ti ” – Shad Helmstetter 3 www.equinox.co.nz © equinox limited 2009
  4. 4. ‘The tool box’ “The grass is always greener where it is watered most.” The most 4 www.equinox.co.nz © equinox limited 2009
  5. 5. ‘T’ profile Breadth Strategic Depth Tactical h Value Operational “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; A an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill 5 www.equinox.co.nz © equinox limited 2009
  6. 6. 1 – Add value “Will it make the bus go faster? Will faster?” 6 www.equinox.co.nz © equinox limited 2009
  7. 7. 2 – Embrace change “Those who are wedded to the spirit of the age Those are destined to be widowed in the next.” 7 www.equinox.co.nz © equinox limited 2009
  8. 8. 3 – See the big picture “God is in the heavens but the devil is in the detail ” God detail. 8 www.equinox.co.nz © equinox limited 2009
  9. 9. 4 – Commit to quality “If you can’t talk about quality in the first person If can t then you have not moved to the level of involvement that is absolutely essential.” 9 www.equinox.co.nz © equinox limited 2009
  10. 10. 5 – Bridge the gap “Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists Your between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.” – Earl Nightingale 10 www.equinox.co.nz © equinox limited 2009
  11. 11. 6 – Understand the business “Thinking is very hard work Thinking work. And management fashions are a great substitute for thinking.” – Peter Drucker 11 www.equinox.co.nz © equinox limited 2009
  12. 12. 7 – Communicate, communicate, communicate “The more elaborate our means of communication The communication, the less we communicate.” – Joseph Priestley 12 www.equinox.co.nz © equinox limited 2009
  13. 13. Ultimately, it’s all about people! “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you You have to win it you. it. The person who knows how will always have a job. The person who also knows why will always be their boss. As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The Th person who grasps principles can successfully select th i own methods. h i i l f ll l t their th d The person who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 13 www.equinox.co.nz © equinox limited 2009
  14. 14. Thank you paul.ramsay@equinox.co.nz 14 www.equinox.co.nz © equinox limited 2009
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