Monthly Archives: June 2011

New Testimonials – DFS Limited

Over the past six months I have been helping the executive team at DFS – the UK’s leading retailer of sofas – turn their strategic goals into results on the ground and new profit growth. Despite a difficult market, the … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 24 June 2011

This week’s focus: Politicians love to cry foul when they spot another party reversing a decision. In the UK, for example, there is currently a lot of heat about the government’s changes of mind on health service policy and prison … Continue reading

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New Testimonial: David Johnston, CEO, Groupe Aeroplan Europe

Over the past couple of years I have been working with Groupe Aeroplan Europe, a company that, among other things, owns and manages Nectar, the UK’s largest coalition loyalty programme. My work with the executive team has covered the development … Continue reading

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Are You A Growth Leader?

There is a simple business truth: poor leadership leads to poor returns and growth. I’ve yet to see a high-growth, thriving company that has poor leaders. Leadership is at the heart of business growth, so here’s a quick quiz for … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 17 June 2011

This week’s focus. The beauty, joy and frustration of business, as with life, is that the future is unwritten. The pace of change in the world makes business more chaotic, turbulent and unpredictable than ever. Today’s success can quickly become … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Grow Profits In Difficult Times

You don’t need me to tell you that today’s business world is unpredictable. We can quickly become overtaken by events outside our control. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t raise profits even when the economy is going south. Here … Continue reading

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Leadership Tips For Succeeding All Around

I’m delighted to present a guest column by Roberta Matuson: Leadership Tips for Succeeding All Around By Roberta Matuson If things this year haven’t worked out exactly as planned, you’ll be happy to know there is still time to make … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus, 10 June 2011

This week’s focus: A couple of weeks ago I met the CEO of a major UK plc. I commented on his desk and how clean and tidy it was. “Well,” he replied, “that’s because I don’t allow myself to get … Continue reading

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Please Check Out This Offer From My Friend Libby Wagner

My friend and colleague, Libby Wagner, from Seattle USA has recently published an invaluable management book, The Influencing Option.  Libby’s clients, which include global corporations such as Diageo, as well as mid-sized companies and non-profit organisations, have already benefited from … Continue reading

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