Monthly Archives: September 2009

Achieving Your Innovation Potential

In most organisations there is a yawning gulf between senior leaders’ rhetoric on innovation and the reality on the ground. As I’ve set out in this chart, the potential for innovation across an organisation is generally far greater than the … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Organisational Pace

If quick wins are more likely to be a dead end rather than a short cut, how do you deliver fast, sustainable profit growth? Listen to Stuart share five practical tips for driving rapid results in your business. Subscribe via … Continue reading

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Kerching! Let’s Hear It For Our Retailers

Click on the link to read my article, Kerching! Let’s Hear It For Our Retailers, which has just been posted on BNET. © Stuart Cross 2009. All rights reserved.

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The Golfer’s Guide To Decision-Making

When a golfer lines up a long drive, he or she will have three points of reference. First is her ultimate goal, which may be the flag, the green or a spot on the fairway. As she prepares for the … Continue reading

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The Rock & Roll Of Business

Business is Sisyphean. Like Sisyphus, the ruler from Greek mythology, who was forced to endlessly roll a rock up a hill, only to see it roll down again as he neared the summit, business leadership is a task where it … Continue reading

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Five Tips On Compelling Business Proposals

Click on the link to read my article, Five Tips On Compelling Business Proposals, which has just been posted on BNET. © Stuart Cross 2009. All rights reserved

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Breaking The Cycle Of Poor Prioritisation

There is a downward performance cycle that affects many organisations. Have you seen this cycle in your business? An executive team raises the bar and sets stretching goals It then identifies the big initiatives that will – hopefully – deliver … Continue reading

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Achieving More By Doing Less

Companies achieve more, more quickly, when they focus on just a few, clear objectives at any one time. At the heart of this is a paradox – we achieve more by doing less. Although few of us truly understand the … Continue reading

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Ground Level Strategy

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Focus And Pace: Part 2

Following on from my previous post about focus and pace, I gained a reminder of its importance from one of my clients yesterday. We have recently been working together on developing options for new growth for his business, and have … Continue reading

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