“When Tanks Arrive on the Lawn” – Sunday Times [26.04.15]

Ian Pringle
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The above headline recently appeared in the Sunday Times, reporting on the challenge currently facing Alliance Trust. In brief, an activist investor, Alliance Trust, possibly supported by some other institutional share holders are campaigning to put three new non-executive directors on the Board, presumably because they feel the company is under performing the industry. A claim that seems to be supported by a Mail on Sunday article of the same date, which shows the…

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Published Date: 30th April 2015
Category: General


Commitment to Sustained Performance

Ian Pringle
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Our recent research (‘8 Leadership Team Foundations to Thrive in Today’s Dynamic World’) revealed the key challenges of leadership teams faced with the pace and unpredictability of change and the impact this is having on strategy execution and business performance. We set out the foundations we believe are required to provide organisational leadership that effectively sustains business competitiveness.

‘Commitment to Sustained Performance’ is…

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Published Date: 16th April 2015
Category: General


Investors who share the leadership team’s commitment

Ian Pringle
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In our latest research, published last week (‘8 Leadership Team Foundations to Thrive in Today’s Dynamic World’), we revealed the key challenges of leadership teams faced with the pace and unpredictability of change and the impact this is having on strategy execution and business performance. We set out the foundations we believe are required to provide organisational leadership that effectively sustains business…

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Published Date: 26th February 2015
Category: General


2015 Research: ‘8 Leadership Team Foundations to Thrive in Today’s Dynamic World’

Simon Court
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Value Partnership’s latest research reveals the key challenges of leadership teams faced with the pace and unpredictability of change and the impact this is having on strategy execution and business performance.

In our new report ‘8 Leadership Team Foundations to Thrive in Today’s Dynamic World’ we set out the foundations we believe are required to provide organisational leadership that effectively sustains business competitiveness.

Using personal interviews with CEOs and senior leaders from organisations including…

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Published Date: 4th February 2015


Happy New Year from Value Partnership

Simon Court
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Value Partnership would like to wish all our clients, partners, suppliers and friends a prosperous, happy New Year.

2014 was a year of growth and change for Value Partnership, as it was for many of our clients. There is a continuing need for transformation in strategies, business models, capabilities and culture and many of our clients are investing in developing their talent for the challenges ahead. Our partnerships with clients to tackle these challenges are…

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Published Date: 19th December 2014
Category: General, News


Embedding a new business model

Simon Court
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Value Partnership was recently sponsored to work with children’s communication charity, I CAN. Find out how our consultants helped the CEO and her Leadership Team to execute and embed their business model.

First, hear from our sponsor, Susan Hitch and the CEO, Virginia Beardshaw:

“Value Partnership’s work with I CAN was exceptional. They grasped I CAN’s purpose and values quickly and intelligently and worked effectively and sensitively with the organisation to make significant change. I CAN…

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Published Date: 10th September 2014
Category: General


Michael Schulz (Petrofac) responds to our latest blog…

Michael Schulz
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In response to the latest instalment of the blog series ‘Investing in Uncertain Times: Is your leadership team up to the challenge?‘:

‘I am actually now working for one of those (still) highly entrepreneurial organisations, that prides itself exactly in doing a lot of those good things in blog 2 and actually does in many parts of the business.

If shareholders, potential investors and analysts as well as customers have to “buy” shares, products and solutions…

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Published Date: 23rd May 2014
Category: General


Investing In Uncertain Times: Is Your Leadership Team Up To The Challenge?

Nickie Fonda
Donald Mungall

Part III: Feeling Your Way

Welcome to this third blog in our series on “Investing in Uncertain Times”.

Some months ago we began by reporting that we’d noticed many executive teams are facing pressure to improve the short-term performance of their businesses.

We commented at that time that this short-term financial focus seemed to be one way to avoid risk in uncertain times. But it was leading to limited investment and stunted longer-term potential for corporate growth…

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Published Date: 15th May 2014
Category: General


Investing in Uncertain Times: Is your Leadership Team Up to the Challenge?

Nickie Fonda
Donald Mungall

‘Cash has been king, but now we need investment’
David Smith, Sunday Times, 24 November 2013

Part II: Learning from Experience

A few months ago, in Part I of this series of blogs – Investing in Uncertain Times: a 21st Century Boardroom challenge – we noted that many company boards are facing pressure to improve the short-term performance of their businesses – but not much pressure to invest in transforming the potential of their businesses to grow, and…

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Published Date: 6th March 2014
Category: General


The CEO Squeeze

Ian Pringle
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The world is changing – and fast.

“The pace of change in 2014 will arouse both anxiety and excitement “The Economist – The World in 2014 – some examples:

  • The geo-political map will look different as America re-surfaces as a dominant industrial power “having cleaned up its banks and repowered its factories with shale gas”. It will close the gap on China.
  • The emergence of big data driving cognitive systems will have an impact on business, making…
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Published Date: 6th February 2014
Category: General


 
 
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