Monthly Archives: January 2012

Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 27 January 2012

This week’s focus: In my experience, one of the biggest time-wasters in business meetings is where a decision on whether a new project should be pursued (a WHAT decision), becomes overtaken by a discussion on the various ways it could … Continue reading

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New Speaking Testiominal: Linclon Marketing Club

I recently spoke at the inaugural meeting of the Lincoln Marketing Club. Here’s what the head of the club, Fiona Debell, said about my session: “Stuart’s ability to engage the audience was superb. His session was relevant, appropriate and beneficial … Continue reading

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The Key To Customer Advocacy

My new article, The Key To Customer Advocacy, has just been published on Bill Lee’s Reference Point blog – click here. Bill is a US-based expert in managing customer relationships, and you can find out more about him and his … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 20 January 2012

This week’s focus: Over the last few years I have been writing and speaking about my observation that ‘nothing fails like success’, and that many companies don’t fail because they’re bad at what they do, but because they’re great at … Continue reading

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Kill The Innovation Killers – CIO Blog

Please click here to read my latest blog post on the CIO blog, and learn how you can improve the conditions for innovation in your business. © Stuart Cross 2012

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Book Review of The CEO’s Strategy Handbook

Here is a review of my book, The CEO’s Strategy Handbook, by blogger and professional business book reviewer, Bob Morris. You can buy the book on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and my website. How To Manage Strategy Effectively: In fact, everyone in … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 13 January

This week’s focus: A new £16 billion high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham (HS2) has been proposed by the government.  The Secretary of State argues that each £1 invested in the scheme will generate growth of £1.40, and therefore … Continue reading

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Fresh & Easy = Stale & Hard

The problems mount up for new Tesco CEO, Phil Clarke, and one of the biggest issues on his desk is how to deal with the under-performing US business, Fresh & Easy, which announced further losses and store closures this week. … Continue reading

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Resolution or Resolve?

The gym has been busier than normal since the New Year, but in a few weeks time it will return to its pre-Christmas level of activity. The key word in “New Year’s Resolution” is “resolution” and that requires resolve; the … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 6 January 2012

This week’s focus: The great thing about the economic turbulence is that only those businesses that deserve to succeed will do so. In these tough times you will only grow if you have clear and compelling sources of competitive advantage. … Continue reading

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