Monthly Archives: October 2016

The 3 Drivers of Strategic Speed

I’m constantly amazed by the difference in the speed and effectiveness at which different companies deliver their strategy and drive growth. Some of the difference relates to the lifestage of a business; start-ups are generally faster-moving than more mature organisations, … Continue reading

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Business Rocks: How To Become A FAST Company

This week’s focus: A couple of weeks ago I spent a day with the top 150 managers of a major US business. Together, we were identifying ways in which the company could increase its speed and agility. As I prepared … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Firsts

  This week’s focus: I was asked this week about the first football match I attended. I can remember it vividly; Preston North End versus Doncaster Rovers in March 1971, just after my sixth birthday. North End won 4-0. Not … Continue reading

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The 4 Characteristics of FAST Companies

Last week I spent a day with the top 150 executives of a major US home products business, looking at ways that they can increase the pace and urgency of their organisation. As ever, when I’m teaching or leading a … Continue reading

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