Monthly Archives: January 2016

Managing Strategy: 9 Best Practices

Have you ever wondered what strategy leaders think about strategy? A while ago I ran a strategy director’s workshop. Our attendees were from leading companies including Alliance Boots, Carillionm BAe Systems and Dunelm. As part of our work together we … Continue reading

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These 3 Questions Will Transform Your People Strategy

I was running a strategy session with the executive leadership team of a FTSE-250 retailer last week, when we started to discuss the role of ‘people’ as a strategic enabler. Business leaders often talk about the importance of people, argued … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – An Innovative Spacewalk

This week’s focus: There have been over 200 EVAs  – spacewalks and moonwalks – over the years. The first was by a Russian over 50 years ago, while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin carried out the most famous EVA during … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – David Bowie’s Genius

Given the news earlier this week that David Bowie had sadly passed away, I have decided to repeat a post I wrote in May 2014 about Bowie’s genius… This week’s focus: In the last few weeks I’ve been delving into … Continue reading

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Pace Is A Leadership Issue

In a couple of month’s time my new book, First and Fast, will be published. My aim with the book is to provide busy executives with practical tools to increase the speed and pace at which their organisations can grow, … Continue reading

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Engaged Staff And Happy Customers Don’t Always Mix

Here is a copy of my latest blog post for the EngageCustomer website: Employee engagement and customer engagement are inextricably linked. But in my experience the linkages between the two are far more complex and subtle than many business leaders … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – The Alignment Magnet

This week’s focus: Now that we’re all into the swing of 2016, and our New Year’s resolutions are starting to fade away, it’s time to think about what you really need to focus on to achieve your goals this year. … Continue reading

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Ready, Steady…. Relax!

There is an interesting article in today’s edition of The Times – at least it’s interesting to men, like me, aged 50 or older! It is called Less Is More: How To Be Fit After 50, and shares a study … Continue reading

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