Monthly Archives: July 2012

Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 27 July 2012

This week’s focus: Like many men in their forties and with a penchant for lycra, I took up road cycling a few years ago. So I was both delighted and blown away by Bradley Wiggins’ victory in the Tour de … Continue reading

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Who Is Your “Baumeister”?

I was discussing strategy implementation with a CEO and his leadership team earlier this week. It quickly became clear that their organisation didn’t have anyone focused on developing and overseeing the best way of turning their exciting and ambitious growth … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 20 July 2012

This week’s focus: A few months ago a partner from a national firm of solicitors called to ask if I’d speak at an event he was organizing. Apparently, a fellow partner I had met at their Nottingham office had recommended … Continue reading

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How The Board Can Help Drive Long-Term Performance

Yesterday evening I facilitated a discussion among a group of leading non-executive directors as to how they can best help their executive colleagues drive long-term performance, particularly during difficult times. What quickly became clear is that there is no one … Continue reading

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New Video Testimonial: Nick Collard, Wm Morrison Supermarkets

I have recently completed a project with Morrisons’ Supermarkets, working with one of the grocer’s key buying teams to develop a new strategy for growth. Here’s a video testimonial from Nick Collard, now the Director of Marketing at Morrisons, who … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 13 July 2012

This week’s focus: Despite what HR experts say about inclusivity and community, my experience is that at the top of all high-performing organisations is a leader who sets clear and stretching goals and who is in demanding in ensuring their … Continue reading

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Five Golden Rules For Developing High-Growth Teams

A company’s failure to grow results from one of three types of weaknesses: (1) Investment in insufficiently appealing customer propositions; (2) Poor or erratic delivery of the proposition; or (3) A limited pipeline of new growth options and ideas. For … Continue reading

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The Characteristics Of Effective Growth Leaders

  In the six years since I launched my consulting business I’ve worked with dozens of different companies and clients, ranging from Fortune 500 and major corporations, such as GSK, Alliance Boots, Avon Cosmetics and Morrisons, through to smaller, family-owned … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 6 July 2012

This week’s focus: New strategic initiatives are as attractive to most senior executives as an Italian or German sports car. The beautiful lines of the car, the sound of its engine and the promise of better, faster performance capture these … Continue reading

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Whose agenda are you working on?

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