The Essence Of Excellence

I don’t usually post quotes here, but this is an exception. I am grateful to Alan for making this quote available to me. It’s from the former US Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, John W. Gardner’s book, Excellence (first published in the 1960s) and...

The Myth Of Change Management

Management books talk about the nature and speed of change as if it is some new concept, developed over the past 50 years. Academics and consultants develop models and approaches that seek to help business leaders overcome the difficulties of getting people to accept...

Stuart Quoted On BNET

I was recently interviewed and quoted on BNET for an article called Why Women Aren’t Making It To The Board In many ways this is an old, familiar story, but why do you think that women are still in short supply along the executive corridor, and what, if...

How To Turn Opinion Into Insight

When I work with my clients I find I can increase the speed and effectiveness of the work by focusing first on the executive team’s opinions. We call these hypotheses or assumptions, but the premise is the same: if we start with an answer we usually get to a better...