Monthly Archives: June 2016

7 Ways That Fast-Paced Leaders Build Faster Organisations

In 2013, a little over five years after it had a seemingly unassailable lead in the global smart phone market, Nokia’s share had completely collapsed and the company was sold to Microsoft. While Apple, Samsung and Chinese manufacturers innovated, Nokia … Continue reading

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Why Innovation Is A Dirty Business

Customers are poor predictors of their own behaviour. No matter how much research a company does, managers who are bring a new business to market will hold their breath at launch-time just as much as NASA scientists do with their … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – The Impact Of Brexit

This Week’s Focus: The UK vote to leave the EU is, by any standards, a truly historical event. The future for this great country looks less clear than for many years and I don’t think anyone can be sure what … Continue reading

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6 Ways To More Effective Strategy Communication

Despite all the previous books and articles that have been written on communication, CEOs and senior executives spend too little time articulating their strategy across the organisation. Some CEOs, of course, are great at this. When I worked at Boots the … Continue reading

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How The EU Referendum Can Improve Your Business Strategy

The UK EU referendum is nearly upon us. A week or so ago the polls indicated a shift to ‘Leave’ winning the vote, although this weekend’s polls suggest a change back in favour of the ‘Remain’ campaign is underway. What’s … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Gorgeous Tom

This Week’s Focus: Last weekend my wife and I were fortunate enough to attend a friend’s 50th birthday party at a bar on the beach in Cannes. It was a wonderful evening and it was great to catch up with … Continue reading

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How To Deliver Rapid Culture Change: Richard Baker puts “The Chemists” back into Boots

A key task of the leader of a team or organisation is to set the tone in terms of the values and behaviours of the organisation. Many new leaders set up a ‘culture change programme’ to help make this happen, … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Born To Sulk

This Week’s Focus: Last Friday my wife and I went to see Bruce Springsteen in concert. Together with The E Street Band, Bruce played over 30 songs in a fantastic show that lasted over three hours. He is a force … Continue reading

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7 Ways To Build Stronger Relationships – And Get More Done

Your ability to get anything done in business is directly linked to the strength of your personal relationships. For most managers, there is little that can be achieved solely with the resources at their direct control. You must also be … Continue reading

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7 Ways To Increase Your Company’s Speed and Agility

Every CEO I know wants their business to be faster and more agile, but many are unclear as to how that can be achieved. Here are seven ideas you can use with your clients and companies to increase speed and … Continue reading

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