Monthly Archives: February 2013

Stuart’s Five-Minute Friday Focus – 22 February 2013

This week’s focus: We’re on a skiing holiday this week in France and I’m amazed to see the level of progress of my children’s skiing abilities. At the heart of their improvement is the standard of teaching. The ski instructors … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five-Minute Friday Focus – 15 February 2013

This week’s focus: Twenty-odd years ago I lodged for a while with a nice couple who worked in the civil service. One night they took me to their local pub. Once there I was amazed to see the local gangsters … Continue reading

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How Do You Create Strategic Pace?

Click on the link here to listen to my special Rapid-Fire Strategy teleconference and learn how to accelerate the development and delivery of a compelling and robust strategy for your business, including how to: Determine a motivating and guiding #1 … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Immediately Increase Pace Across Your Business

All the executives I work with want to increase the level of pace across their organisation. But pace is not simply about getting people to work harder – although this can be an important step. Here are 10 ways you … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 8 February 2013

This week’s focus: No doubt you have seen this week’s confirmation that aarchaeologists have discovered the body of Richard III underneath a Leicester car park. It is certainly a victory for the scientists and their painstaking, forensic work. But it … Continue reading

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The New Rules Of Retailing

I’m delighted to announce the publication of my latest ‘white paper’, The New Rules Of Retailing. The paper, which I’ve written in conjunction with Hewlett Packard, provides practical ways for retailers to focus their efforts in building true multi-channel and … Continue reading

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Three Critical Strategy Lessons

When I wrote my book, The CEO’s Strategy Handbook, I included some interviews I’d undertaken with the CEOs of various companies. One of these interviews was with Stephen Ford, the President and General Manager of Avon Cosmetics, Australia and New … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 1 February 2013

This week’s focus: I’m currently working with a couple of clients that are looking to re-ignite their stagnant sales performance. Faced with poor top-line performance they are eager to look for radical, new, ‘blue sky’ strategies. Sometimes that is necessary, … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 25 January 2013

This week’s focus: If you’re struggling to work out how to make your business more ‘customer-centric’, just take a look at the NHS and do the opposite. Emergencies are different, but the systems and procedures for non-acute care are completely … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 18 January 2013

This week’s focus: The quickest route to commitment is via involvement. I’m currently working with a couple of executive teams that are not only looking to develop their strategy, but also wish to increase their teams’ commitment to the emerging … Continue reading

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