Author Archives: Sam Martin

The 5 Principles of Organisational Speed

I’ve been reflecting on the fundamentals of organisational speed and distilling the key lessons for businesses to work on. As a result, I’ve pulled together these five principles of pace that could accelerate your growth and success: Be fixed on … Continue reading

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Business Rocks: Fixed On The Vision, Flexible On The Journey

In my spare time, I am the assistant coach (aka Head of Cones) of my son’s Under-13 football team, Grantham Town. Louis’s side play to a reasonably high standard, including some games against professional academies. Earlier this week the boys … Continue reading

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Service Without A Smile?

  We’ve just returned from an enjoyable family holiday on the Algarve. Staying at the Penina Hotel near Alvor, I had a week of golf with my wife and three sons. I’ve played less than a dozen rounds over the … Continue reading

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Business Rocks: The Poolside Development Checklist

It’s that time of year again. The schools are on their break for summer and many of you will already be enjoying a two-week break from work. With that in mind, your summer holidays are a great time to reflect … Continue reading

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Business Rocks: The Importance of Being Different

Today’s Riff: The Importance of Being Different   It’s sad, if unsurprising, that Poundworld, the discount retailer, has been forced to close all its 335 stores, resulting in 5,000 job losses. Over the past 10 years, the UK discount retail market … Continue reading

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Business Rocks: Making A Bad Decision Better

Bad news for Brits. It seems that people are willing to spend more time in a queue if they’ve already been standing around for a while in the line – even if there are other better options available. New research … Continue reading

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Business Rocks: The Life and Death of Relationships

This week’s riff: An international research project has found that having the same family GP cuts the risk of early death by up to 50%. The study suggests that a strong relationship with your family doctor means that you are more … Continue reading

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Cross Shots Episode 11 – You Can’t Chase Two Hares

In this episode of Cross Shots I discuss how productive are you with your projects? Or are you chasing two hares?     You can view previous episodes of Cross Shots here © Stuart Cross 2018. All rights reserved.

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Cross Shots – The Best Time To Review Your Project Performance

In this episode of Cross Shots I discuss why you’re probably reviewing the performance of your project wrong and when you should be doing it instead     You can view previous episodes of Cross Shots here © Stuart Cross … Continue reading

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Cross Shots – Focus Your Innovation On What Won’t Change

In this episode of Cross Shots, Stuart discusses where you should be focusing your innovation and looking an what won’t change.     You can view previous episodes of Cross Shots here © Stuart Cross 2018. All rights reserved.

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