Monthly Archives: September 2017

Business Rocks – Blind-Sided

This week’s riff: We have now lived in our new house for five months. When we moved in we had no curtains or blinds, and so my wife ordered a great product called Blinds-In-A-Box. The next day a box full … Continue reading

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Lost In Translation

High-level strategy is as useful to most workers in an organization as a high-flying airliner is to people in a bus queue. The bus passengers may briefly look up and notice the plane and its vapor trail, but, even if … Continue reading

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10 Questions To Help You Establish Strategic Clarity

  Management teams sometimes find it difficult to settle on a strategy. The truth is that you have to ask yourself a series of questions before you can settle on an agreed way forward; you won’t generally find the answer … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Willpower Beats Horsepower

This week’s riff: Studies suggest that over 60% of transformation efforts fail. It doesn’t seem to matter whether you’re leading a huge organization or a smaller enterprise: the chances are your big change initiatives will fail. There are many reasons … Continue reading

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The Big Breakfast: An Invitation

I have four seats left at my upcoming ‘Big Breakfast’ meeting in central London on Thursday, 9 November, 7.30-9.30 am. The topic is ‘How Failure Can Help Accelerate Growth’ and we will be joined by Tim Wright. Tim is the … Continue reading

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The 5 Superpowers of Successful Organisations

I have recently launched a new offering for my clients, The Strategy Powerhouse. The service was built on my realisation that most strategy efforts don’t lead to change and don’t lead to higher performance. They simply rearrange the company’s metaphorical … Continue reading

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The Strategy Powerhouse

I’m more than delighted to share with you a new service I’ve been developing. The Strategy Powerhouse is the antidote to dry, stilted, budget-driven, consultant-led and ineffectual strategy initiatives. I have used my 20+ years experience of developing and delivering … Continue reading

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Willpower Beats Horsepower

Meanwhile, a much smaller client, with revenues no greater than £50 million has made great strides with its priority initiatives. The team has implemented new IT systems, significantly grown its on-line sales channel and invested in new product launches. As … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Better Than John Lewis

This week’s riff: Having moved house recently, I have been in constant contact with BT about my phone and broadband service. After each conversation, the service agent has informed me that I’ll receive an email or text asking me to … Continue reading

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