Category Archives: Business Rocks

Business Rocks – My First Hero

This week’s riff. Glen Campbell, the great guitarist and singer, died earlier this week after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Along with Rod Stewart and George Harrison, Glen was one of the first pop stars I can remember. I can … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Your Way

This week’s riff: As a leader of your business, there are some tasks that you cannot outsource. Establishing the values of your organization, developing the strategic direction and goals of your business, engaging and aligning your people with the strategy … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – The Power of Added Extras

This week’s riff: I was talking to my son, Dylan, about his favourite pizza restaurants. Without hesitation, he told me his very favourite was Pizza Hut. Why? Well, they have an ice-cream station where you can serve yourself as much … Continue reading

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Business Rocks: Brexit Blockage

This week’s riff: I’m not making a political point when I say that the UK’s approach to the Brexit negotiations looks pretty shambolic. Over a year on from the referendum vote to leave the EU and it’s still not clear … Continue reading

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Business Rocks: Learning From Failure

This week’s riff: Earlier this week I had the pleasure of meeting with executives from a fast-growing snacking business. What struck me most from our discussions was the company’s willingness to accept failure as a learning opportunity and its committed to … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – What’s Your Manifesto?

This week’s riff: Parliament reopened this week with the Queen’s Speech, setting out the legislative programme that the new government will pursue over the next two years. The programme was based on the Conservative Party’s election manifesto, widely regarded as … Continue reading

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Business Rocks: 80-15-5

This week’s riff: I was sharing a strategy proposal with a potential new client this week, when he asked me how much time the work would demand of him and his top team. I told him that it would need … Continue reading

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Business Rocks – Bilstering Service

This week’s riff: A couple of weeks ago we moved house. It’s our first move in 20 years and the process has been, in the words of our eldest son, ‘total mayhem’! Our new house has been undergoing renovation for … Continue reading

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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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Business Rocks – The Last 98% of Success

This week’s riff: If you want to lose 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, and if you … Continue reading

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