Monthly Archives: October 2013

The 7 Habits of Highly Strategic Leaders

What is does it mean to be strategic? People are happy to make comments such as, “We need to think more strategically,” or “She’s a good manager, but she’s not very strategic.” But what does that mean? Having worked in … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 25 October 2013

This week’s focus: As part of a new book that I’m writing for publication next year, I have been looking at why there is such a difference between those companies that are fast, agile and able to rapidly exploit new … Continue reading

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New Book Announcement

I have recently committed to writing a new book for publication in 2014. I can’t reveal the title, but the focus will be on how companies can outpace their competitors and lead their markets through speed. Global Professional Publishing will … Continue reading

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The Next 10 Yards

I’m in the US this week at a conference and my jet lag and subsequent insomnia has allowed me to catch up with the latest in US sports. Watching various NFL football games has demonstrated to me that while it’s … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 18 October 2013

This week’s focus: A fellow and very capable Under 8 football coach called me this week to complain that some of his parents wanted to take their children away from his club because they didn’t think the team were winning … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 11 October 2013

This week’s focus: Every Thursday and Saturday I coach a local U8 football team. When we play games against other teams I share three ‘rules’ with the children. Rule #3 is to make sure that they show their skills, Rule … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 4 October 2013

This week’s focus: When I was at school we received our school report in June or July, which was followed by a parents’ evening. My eldest son has just started high school and yesterday, three weeks later, we visited his … Continue reading

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Stuart’s Five Minute Friday Focus – 27 September 2013

This week’s focus: It’s now seven years since I launched my consulting business. Over that time I’ve had the good fortune to work with some great people from market-leading organisations including Alliance Boots, Avon, GSK and Sealed Air, as well … Continue reading

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