Monthly Archives: September 2012

Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 21 September 2012

This week’s focus: I’ve recently been involved in organizing a global survey of CEOs and executive directors on leading growth. The most surprising finding was that fewer than one in four of these executives use multi-year growth targets to drive … Continue reading

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The Problem With Already Having The Answer

Is that it might be the wrong one. Ten or so years ago, when I worked for Boots the Chemists, the new CEO, Steve Russell, had the answer to the pharmacy chain’s loss of share to the grocers. He decided … Continue reading

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What To Do When Your Ideal Target Customers Are Different To Your Best Customers

One of my clients has recently developed a clear view of their target customer. The marketing department has developed a demographic and psychographic profile of these ideal customers and the finance team has evaluated what the sales and profit uplift … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 7 September 2012

This week’s focus: The debate about the future of airports for London rumbles on. The PM has just announced an independent review that, if history is any guide, will report sometime in the next century! As ever in politics, the … Continue reading

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Why The New Nokia Lumia Will Struggle

Have you seen the new Lumia phone that Nokia launched yesterday? It looks great. It’s like an iPhone, but brighter. It apparently has a great video camera and you can charge it up wirelessly. What’s more, analysts predict that the … Continue reading

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The Three R’s Of Sustainable Growth

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How To Deliver Your Strategy Effectively

I spoke this morning with one of my clients who is working to implement the strategy that we have developed over the summer. At a meeting on Friday, my client told me that the leadership team were very enthusiastic about … Continue reading

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