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 slogan – Make...

Strategy’s 7 Fatal Flaws

In my experience, many successful CEOs and senior executives dislike the time they have to spend on developing strategy. There are two reasons for this: First, strategy is seen as being difficult. Consultants and academics have somehow succeeded in creating a...

Business Rocks – The Last 98% of Success

This week’s riff: If you want to achieve success in losing 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 fancy becoming a good guitar...

The Most Important Driver Of Your Strategy

Your performance goals drive your business strategy. If your goals are fuzzy, weak or unclear, don’t be surprised if your strategy has similar characteristics. On the other hand, clear, ambitious goals – such as becoming the #1 player in your market, or achieving...