Monthly Archives: January 2018

11 Ways To Achieve More From Your Strategy Off-Sites

We’ve all been there. The annual strategy away day is a fixture for many management teams. And yet, all too often, these sessions generate more heat than light. Real breakthroughs are remarkably thin on the ground. Over the years, I … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Falling Into Your Niche

This week’s focus: The death of Mark E. Smith was reported widely across the news media this week. I feel sure, however, that 90% or more of the people watching or reading this news item had never previously heard of him. … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Small Steps and Giant Leaps

This week’s focus: For the past four years or so, I have been limited in the amount of exercise I can undertake. A series of problems with both of my shoulders has prevented any substantial physical activity (my mum was right … Continue reading

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Engagement: The Secret To Performance Acceleration

Towards the end of last year, I was talking to the CEO of a large UK retailer who was bemoaning the lack of progress in delivering his company’s strategic agenda. Earlier in the year, he and his executive team had … Continue reading

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Cross Shots: A Simple Question

In this episode of Cross Shots, Stuart discusses the process of decision making and offers a simple question to help you.     You can view previous episodes of Cross Shots here © Stuart Cross 2018. All rights reserved.

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Business Rocks – The Power of Purpose

This week’s focus: I’ve always been slightly dismissive of mission statements, feeling that, all too often, they’re simply an exercise in committee–driven corporate-speak. So, it was refreshing to be reminded this week of the power of mission and purpose on mindset … Continue reading

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The 5 Questions Your Strategy Should Answer

What is a strategy? This seemingly simple question can lead to a wide variety of answers. Some people will tell you that it’s a vision. Others will say it’s a plan of action. While others will talk about having a … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Forget Brexit, Focus on Brexcellence

This week’s focus: Whatever your views about the ongoing Brexit discussions, there can be little argument that the situation is creating uncertainty for UK businesses and their leaders. A slow-down of economic growth, falling house prices and sales, a devaluing currency … Continue reading

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Forget Brexit, Focus on Brexcellence: 4 Strategies To Drive Growth in 2018 and Beyond

Whatever your views about the ongoing Brexit discussions, there can be little argument that the situation is creating uncertainty for UK businesses and their leaders. A slow-down of economic growth, falling house prices and sales, a devaluing currency and rising … Continue reading

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