Monthly Archives: January 2011

No Plan B?

Despite the return to economic decline in the UK in the final quarter of 2010, the Chancellor, George Osborne, has re-iterated his view that there is no “Plan B” to his deficit reduction plans. Really? All effective business leaders set … Continue reading

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5 Best Practice Lessons From Recent Projects

Be willing to develop and consider radical alternatives – you never know what you might find. A few months ago I worked with a £400m financial services company that had established a 3-year plan that was solid but unspectacular. It … Continue reading

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New Testimonial: Ben Thornton, NIG Limited

Last year I helped the executive team at NIG Limited, part of the commercial insurance arm of RBS. Here’s what Ben Thornton, Director of Strategy and Commercial Operations, said about my work: “Stuart was able to quickly work with our … Continue reading

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The Promise Of Focus

Bruce Springsteen’s cracking new album, The Promise, is actually quite old. In fact it’s 30 years old. It transpires that the album comprises some of the 60-odd songs that Springsteen wrote for his 1978 classic LP (back in the days … Continue reading

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Moving Into Space

For the past four years I’ve been coaching football for 4-7 year old boys and girls at a local club. As you probably know, children love to have the ball at their feet and hate to be more than a … Continue reading

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Learning To Love The Climbs

The winner of the 2008 Tour de France was the Spanish rider, Carlos Sastre. After three weeks and nearly 90 hours of racing he beat second-place Cadel Evans by just under one minute. Sastre didn’t gain the race-lead in steady … Continue reading

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New! Stuart’s 2011 Teleconference Series – Accelerating Growth

I’m delighted to introduce my first teleconference series which I’ve focused around one of the biggest issues facing any executive team: how to deliver top-line growth and bottom-line profits whatever the environment. Our 9 teleconferences will give you over 5 … Continue reading

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So…are you really world class?

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