Lead or Liked?

Today’s FT editorial argues that President Obama is so focused on being liked that he is not taking the necessary actions to lead effectively. In particular, he is not grasping the thorny issues on healthcare reform and climate change. Whether you agree with...

Don’t Take The No-Risk, No-Growth Option

This is an article I have published this week at BNET.co.uk, and which can be found here.   Avoiding risk is the most effective way to make your business irrelevant, redundant and bankrupt. Unfortunately, it appears that, in the face of the recession, risk avoidance...

Is Your Strategy Lost In Translation?

This is the latest article from my monthly e-newsletter, Great Results: Is Your Strategy Lost In Translation? Many managers believe that strategies fail in development, while others argue that they fail in implementation. They are both wrong. The most common cause of...

Simple is hard

Despite the evidence that  businesses with a focused offer outperform more diverse businesses, many companies find it difficult to create a simple, focused model for success. The truth is that creating the simplicity required is difficult. There are three core reasons...