Monthly Archives: October 2011

Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 28 October 2011

This week’s focus: One of the problems with the Euro financial crisis has been that too many of the players want the solution but without the change. Some governments have refused to cut costs, others have baulked at providing further … Continue reading

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Stuart Interviewed By Small Business Expert, Chris Markham

Click here to listen to my interview with Chris Markham of Bizfix, the specialist consultancy in helping small businesses improve performance. Listen to our interview to: Debunk the myth about strategy Understand the difference between strategy and planning Discover how … Continue reading

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NEW! Free Teleconference – Rapid Fire Strategy

I’m conducting a free, special teleconference at midday (GMT) on 2 December on how to accelerate the development and delivery of a compelling and robust strategy for your organisation. Join me for a full hour of solid content and practical … Continue reading

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CIO Blog: Are You Letting Planning Kill Strategy?

My article on the role that CIOs should be playing in developing the strategy of their organisations has just been published on the CIO website. Click here to read it. © Stuart Cross 2011. All rights reserved.

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Creating A Winning Culture

Last Friday I hosted one of my periodic Chief Officers’ Forum meeting. The guest speaker was Alex Gourlay, CEO of Boots the Chemists. The discussion among the senior executives present is confidential, but I’m happy to share the key conclusions … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 21 October 2011

This week’s focus: Ideas are the currency of strategy. All great strategies start with ideas, not analysis, and it’s critical that you get your ideas out there and encourage your people to do the same. Your initial thoughts may not be … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Stuck In The Ruts Of Success

My new article, Don’t Get Stuck In The Ruts Of Success, has just been published by my friend and partner, Alan Weiss, on his blog, Contrarian Consulting. Click here to read the article. © Stuart Cross 2011. All rights reserved.

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Morgan Cross Consulting Joins The Summit Global Network

I am delighted to announce that I have become an inaugural member of The Summit Global Network (SGN). A new network of outstanding global consulting practices, Summit Global Network provides outstanding results to hundreds of clients in dozens of countries. … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 14 October 2011

This week’s focus: The death of Steve Jobs has highlighted the huge impact that he had on the world. Under his direction Apple introduced personal computing and made it progressively easier to do (my mum has no idea how a … Continue reading

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Lies, Damn Lies, And Strategy

If you let headline statistics blindly drive your actions, you’re likely to become quickly confused. Yesterday, for example, the IFS reported that the number of people in poverty is forecast to increase in the next few years. The news headlines … Continue reading

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