No Plan B?

Despite the return to economic decline in the UK in the final quarter of 2010, the Chancellor, George Osborne, has re-iterated his view that there is no “Plan B” to his deficit reduction plans. Really? All effective business leaders set a clear future direction for...

New Testimonial: Ben Thornton, NIG Limited

Last year I helped the executive team at NIG Limited, part of the commercial insurance arm of RBS. Here’s what Ben Thornton, Director of Strategy and Commercial Operations, said about my work: “Stuart was able to quickly work with our executive team and help us...

The Promise Of Focus

Bruce Springsteen’s cracking new album, The Promise, is actually quite old. In fact it’s 30 years old. It transpires that the album comprises some of the 60-odd songs that Springsteen wrote for his 1978 classic LP (back in the days when we still had them), Darkness On...

Moving Into Space

For the past four years I’ve been coaching football for 4-7 year old boys and girls at a local club. As you probably know, children love to have the ball at their feet and hate to be more than a couple of yards away from it, resulting in a swarm of tiny footballers...