What is this thing called 9Stucks?
9Stucks is a dynamic business diagnostic tool. It identifies nine distinct yet interrelated business challenges that cause a company to underperform.

9Stucks Snapshot

Stuck in a Ditch

Leadership and Governance

There is a significant, persistent problem within the organization’s leadership ranks.

Stuck in Another World

Industry Forces, Trends, Uniqueness

Insufficient reactions to shifting external forces

Stuck in the Fog

Business Model

Business model is complicated and muddled.

Stuck in the Moment

Strategy and Planning

The organization lacks a) strategic or operational planning processes, b) know-how to get it done, or c) both. Focus is on the here and now…there is no long term outlook.

Stuck in a Rut

Markets, Go-to-Market Methods

Outdated, ineffective go-to-market methods.

Stuck in a Maze

Financial Condition

“Our financials don’t tell a very good story.”

Stuck in the Slow Lane

People and Culture

The team is weak, the organizational structure is cumbersome and the overall culture is negative.

Stuck in Traffic


In the face of aggressive competition, management reacts in one of two ways – they panic or fall asleep.

Stuck in the Rough

Systems, Processes, Fixed Assets

The organization has high blood pressure.