Monthly Archives: August 2011

Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 26 August 2011

This week’s focus: Earlier this week, the England cricket team achieved their long-held goal of becoming the world’s #1 team. But just as there is a danger of failing to achieve your goals, there is also a danger of achieving … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs’ Biggest Management Lesson

Given Steve Jobs’ announcement that he is stepping down as CEO of Apple (although he’s staying on as Chairman), I expect that there will be many stories written about his remarkable turnaround of the company that he returned to in … Continue reading

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Gozo, Google and Growth

As part of our holiday to Gozo, the island that neighbours Malta in the sparkling, azure Mediterranean Sea, we visited a local farm. Martin, the farmer, proudly showed us the series of terraces, water tanks, pumps, pipes and channels that … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 19 August 2011

This week’s focus: Last week I met with a director who had recently joined a new business. He was very busy, and a little confused. We quickly identified four key objectives for a 90-day plan, which helped my client sort … Continue reading

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Three Ways To Create New Business Ideas

Brainstorming has such a bad name, perhaps, as a result of sessions where everyone is asked to a meeting room and then requested to generate ideas from the top of their minds. This approach can generate some ideas, but for … Continue reading

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New Testimonial: Andrew Stephenson, DFS Limited

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus, 5 August 2011

This week’s focus: I am now a few years into my well-deserved and very enjoyable mid-life crisis. Having already become a guitarist in my first ever rock band, taken up the drums and bought a convertible sports car, I have … Continue reading

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The CEO’s Strategy Handbook – Pre-Order Your Copy Now

I’m more than delighted to let you know that Global Professional Publishing will publish my new book, The CEO’s Strategy Handbook, next month. What’s more, the book is now available to pre-order direct from my website. Simply click here to … Continue reading

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How an injured sparrow can help you drive growth

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Beyond The Handshake: 5 Practical Steps To Effective Partnerships and Alliances

Partnerships and alliances are an increasingly popular corporate route to growth. They can enable you to reach new markets at greater speed and lower risk and investment.  Taken from my upcoming book, The CEO’s Strategy Handbook, here’s an edited list … Continue reading

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