Monthly Archives: April 2013

How To Link Strategy And Execution

In my book, The CEO’s Strategy Handbook, I included interviews with some leading CEO’s about how they lead strategy. One of these interviews was with Dennis Sadlowski, the former CEO of the US Energy and Automation business of Siemens, the … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 26 April 2013

This week’s focus: Your ability to get anything done is directly related to the quality of your relationships with your colleagues, partners and other stakeholders. Wherever I see an example of slow progress, a failure to deliver a project or … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 19 April 2013

This week’s focus: You don’t start a car in fifth, and even Usain Bolt doesn’t really get into his stride until the last 40 metres of his 100 metre sprints. Yet, many business leaders are so anxious to generate growth … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 12 April 2013

This week’s focus: Twice in recent weeks I’ve come across businesses that have confused their biggest customers with their best customers. It can be tempting to focus on your larger customers, as they’re more likely to provide you with the … Continue reading

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Small Steps, Giant Leaps

I’m delighted to announce the publication of my latest white paper, Small Steps, Giant Leaps. According to a recent study, over 60% of corporate transformation programs fail to achieve their goals. A new approach is required to overcome this huge … Continue reading

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Don’t Sweat The Important Stuff

If I asked you to write down the important issues you’re currently facing, how many could you list? 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, more? I’m sure that you could easily fill a page with your issues and challenges. The truth, … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 5 April

This week’s focus: I’ve been attending an FA course on youth soccer coaching. In addition to a mix of students and other grassroots coaches, there are three ex-professional players, one of whom played regularly in the Premier League. It can … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 29 March 2013

This week’s focus: Yesterday I heard that the Chinese word for crisis – wei-chi – could also be interpreted as meaning opportunity. This seems an apt thing to learn in a week where Christians are celebrating Easter and the Jewish … Continue reading

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