Monthly Archives: August 2009

Creating A “Breaking Point” Competitive Advantage

In my previous post I talked about improving your operation’s ‘breaking point’; the point at which your operations are overwhelmed and you can no longer meet your previously established standards and norms. But the concept can be taken further. Some … Continue reading

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Testing Your Operations To Breaking Point

When Boeing and other aeroplane manufacturers are developing new aircraft they test them literally to destruction. This ensures that the planes will still operate effectively in the most extreme situations. It is a concept that I think should be applied … Continue reading

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Why You Should Avoid Quick Wins

“Most project teams seek to deliver ‘quick wins’ as a way of building momentum on a project. In this podcast Stuart explains why, in the vast majority of cases, this is a flawed approach, and how you should really build … Continue reading

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What Kind Of Change Leader Are You? (Version 2.0)

In this previous post I set out four types of change leaders. I now realise that the definitions were unhelpful In particular, the post suggested that some leaders don’t lead change. I think this is false. All business leaders will … Continue reading

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What Kind Of Change Leader Are You?

There are many factors that distinguish successful change leaders from including communication style, personal management capabilities, influencing skills and commercial acumen. Two factors, however, help define the style and likely success rate of change leaders. These are (1) the level … Continue reading

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The McSecrets Of McSuccess

Click on the link to read my article, The McSecrets of McSuccess, which has just been posted on BNET. © Stuart Cross 2009. All rights reserved.

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What Is The Point Of Your Business?

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The Real Performance Curve

I see it with my coaching clients as they develop new skills, I see it with my eldest son as he avoids practicing the piano, and I see it with myself as I struggle to stick to a reasonable exercise … Continue reading

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The Poolside Development Review

Click on the link to read my article, The Poolside Development Review, which has just been posted on BNET. © Stuart Cross 2009. All rights reserved.

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The Three Fundamentals of Sustainable Profit Growth

When you boil it down, sustainable profit growth is driven by these three factors: Operating Excellence. A proposition only has value for a customer once it can be delivered time and time again. Creating and executing a way to make … Continue reading

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