Monthly Archives: July 2016

Business Rocks: Zombie Project Apocalypse

This week’s focus: It’s easy to start a new project. You just set an objective, agree some timescales, sign-off the necessary resources and agree who is going to do what. Even in the most bureaucratic organisations – perhaps particularly in … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Future-Back Football

This week’s focus: For the past year I have been the Assistant Coach for the Boston United Under 10 team – or, as I call it, Head of Laces. This summer we have been working on the boys’ development programme … Continue reading

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The Fear Of Failure Paradox – And How To Overcome It!

A retail CEO once invited me to the opening of a new concept store. The company had made a big investment in the new concept and so there were high hopes that this trial would succeed. The store looked great, … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Broad Churches

This week’s focus: A couple of days ago I heard a politician on the radio telling the interview that her party was a “broad church”. The facts would suggest otherwise. Political parties are pulling apart here in the UK, characterized … Continue reading

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The 5 Disciplines Of Highly Successful Companies

I have been running my consulting business for nearly 10 years and over that time I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the UK’s leading businesses, including Boots the Chemists, Dunelm, Nectar, DFS and GSK, as well as … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – The Problems With Quick Wins

This week’s focus: One of the biggest drains on many organisations’ time and energy are ‘quick win’ projects. These projects often emerge at the end of strategic ‘away days’ when a slew of ideas are reviewed on two dimensions: (1) … Continue reading

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The Poolside Development Checklist

It’s that time of year again. Very soon, the schools will break for their summer vacation and many of us will be having a two-week break from work. With that in mind, your summer holidays are a great time to … Continue reading

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7 Secrets Of Successful Strategy Off-Sites

How do you feel when you are invited to a one or two-day strategy off-site? Are you excited by the anticipation of getting involved in resolving critical issues, or do you immediately check your calendar to find the perfect excuse … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – T-CUP

This Week’s Focus: A few years ago I heard Sir Clive Woodward speak about how he had led the England rugby team to world cup success. One of the qualities he looked for and developed in his players he called … Continue reading

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