Happy New Year from Value Partnership
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…
Embedding a new business model
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…
Michael Schulz (Petrofac) responds to our latest blog…
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…
Investing In Uncertain Times: Is Your Leadership Team Up To The Challenge?
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…
Investing in Uncertain Times: Is your Leadership Team Up to the Challenge?
‘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…
The CEO Squeeze
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…
Leadership Lessons from the Sea – Motivating the Crew
With gales and storms racing the Atlantic Europe’s Western seaboard, as a sailor, my mind often turns to thinking about the crews that have got caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Required reading for any sailing skipper who takes a boat offshore at any time of the year is Peter Bruce’s Heavy Weather Sailing. It is the ultimate international authority on surviving storms at sea and is based almost entirely on…
In the Firing Line
Who would want to be a CEO nowadays? The money might be appealing and if you don’t mind failing, the exit payoff could ease your retirement worries. Still, if that’s what drives you, what follows won’t matter to you anyway.
These days football management is a magnified, somewhat accelerated version of the life of a corporate CEO. Paulo di Canio, the most recent Premiership manager to be fired, lasted 13 games at Sunderland, his confrontational…
Investing in Uncertain Times: a 21st Century Boardroom Challenge
Experts are struggling to explain one of the greatest puzzles of the US economy: why investment is stagnant while corporate profits are touching record highs.
Financial Times, 25 July 2013
Part 1: Framing the decisions to be made
As every day passes, more company boards are facing growing pressure to improve the performance of their businesses. For many, the pressure is not to invest in transforming the potential of…
82% of CEOs and Directors believe that change leadership is a critical challenge for their business.
Almost all businesses are now facing fundamental change but this change has a new dimension. It is no longer enough to tinker with the cost base or update the marketing approach. Businesses are having to deal with much more complex issues like integrating business units to achieve global scale and dominance.
These challenges are multi-faceted and require insightful leadership rather than just good management. But what is the difference between leading change and merely managing…
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