Monthly Archives: June 2010

England 0 World Cup Lessons 5

Click on the link to read my article, England 0 World Cup Lessons 5, which has just been posted on BNET. Warning: if you don’t want to know the score, look away now! © Stuart Cross 2010. All rights reserved.

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Growth: It Is What You Do (Not Just The Way That You Do It)

The old song may say that ‘it ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it’, but, when it comes to your strategy for growth, nothing could be further from the truth. There are two sets of decisions … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday To Us!

This blog is one year old today! Thank you for all your comments, feedback and insights. I look forward to your continued involvement in our second year. Very best wishes Stuart

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No Empowerment = No Innovation

No business can continuously and consistently deliver exciting new innovations without the drive, commitment and creativity of its people. As businesses grow, however, the entrepreneurialism that characterised its initial success can be ground down by the implementation of the more … Continue reading

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Are You An Integrated Innovator?

Strategic advances are made when organisations become the first to find a profitable way to exploit new opportunities. These opportunities may be created by changes in customer tastes, technology, economics or other external factors, or, more likely, a combination of … Continue reading

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Innovation: Exploit The Unexpected

Managers value predictability; it gives them a sense of control over external events. In my experience, results that do not match initial expectations are not normally welcomed, and actions are quickly put in place to restore performance to expected levels. … Continue reading

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How To Be More Selfish At Work

Click on the link to read my article, How To Be More Selfish At Work, which has just been posted on BNET. © Stuart Cross 2010. All rights reserved.

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Mind The Gaps

If you are doing little to find solutions to your customers’ unmet, and often unspoken needs, you will be unlikely to transform your business performance. Transformational innovation occurs when a business finds a way to meet a need that customers … Continue reading

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Client Success Story: Creating High-Growth Strategies For The Bristan Group

I have recently been working with the executive team from the Bristan Group, the UK’s largest supplier of bathroom and kitchen taps, showers, shower enclosures, decorative heating and bathroom accessories, helping them to develop new growth strategies for the business. … Continue reading

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Top 5 Strategy Pitfalls

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