Monthly Archives: April 2017

Business Rocks – Communicating Strategy Is Boring

This week’s riff: The UK general election campaign is now underway and at Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions, reporters said that Theresa May and other Tory MPs quoted the phrase, ‘Strong and stable’ over 15 times. As with President Trump’s campaign … Continue reading

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8 Ways To Accelerate The Delivery Of Your Strategy

I’m currently working with a UK retailer to help accelerate the delivery of its new strategic agenda. The company and its leadership team is in a common position. Although the executive team has worked hard to find a clear way … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Reduce Your Organistion’s Complexity

  As organisations succeed and grow they begin to face new issues and problems for managers to solve. One of the biggest issues, often unseen, is the problem of complexity. Organisational complexity is a like an overgrown garden. Both are … Continue reading

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Strategy’s 7 Fatal Flaws

In my experience, many successful CEOs and senior executives dislike the time they have to spend on developing strategy. There are two reasons for this: First, strategy is seen as being difficult. Consultants and academics have somehow succeeded in creating … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – The Last 98% of Success

This week’s riff: If you want to achieve success in losing weight, the best way is to manage your calorie intake on a daily basis. Similarly, if you want to get stronger, you should undertake regular – ideally daily – exercise, … Continue reading

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Cross Shots: The Magic Number

Stuart Cross talks us through the ‘real’ magic number for business and how you can implement this into your strategy. © Stuart Cross 2017. All rights reserved.

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The Most Important Driver Of Your Strategy

Your performance goals drive your business strategy. If your goals are fuzzy, weak or unclear, don’t be surprised if your strategy has similar characteristics. On the other hand, clear, ambitious goals – such as becoming the #1 player in your market, … Continue reading

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