Monthly Archives: November 2012

10 Ways To Accelerate Your Growth Strategy

A strategy is not optional; it’s mandatory – if you wish to thrive. If you are not clear on what kind of business you want to be, and how you intend to succeed, you will simply end up competing on … Continue reading

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Speaking Testimonial – Melody Tipton

Yesterday, I spoke to the Kettering Business Breakfast Club, part of the Institute of Directors, on the topic of Rapid-Fire Strategy. Here’s what my host, Melody Tipton, had to say about the session: I just wanted to say a huge … Continue reading

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The Three Tasks Of Leadership

I’ve been thinking about my best clients and what differentiates their performance from the rest. I’ve come to the conclusion that they are superior in three ways: They set a clear, compelling and profitable direction for their business; They engage … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus

This week’s focus: Time for a confession: one of my guilty pleasures is the TV show, Masterchef. There’s something about watching these nervous cooks slowly grow in confidence and ability over the course of the competition that I find compelling. … Continue reading

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You Don’t Always Need A New Solution

I’ve recently started two new client projects, one helping an international corporation transform its sales strategy, and another helping a UK retailer to reduce its level of in-store stock. In both projects, the solution is already there. In the first … Continue reading

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Independent Consultant Mentor Program – Testimonial

For the past six months I’ve been working with Timothy Carroll of Timothy Carroll Consultancy to help him develop his business and raise revenues. Here’s what Timothy has to say about the experience: Having water-skied for New Zealand I know … Continue reading

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Tis The Season To Prioritise

Argos, the UK multi-channel general merchandise retailer has announced that, as part of a move to attract more affluent customers, it will dramatically reduce the size of its catalogue. This will come as bad news to my 7-year old son, … Continue reading

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