Embedding a new business model

Simon Court
Posted by: Simon Court

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
Posted by: Michael Schulz

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?

Sophie Astin
Posted by: Sophie Astin

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?

Sophie Astin
Posted by: Sophie Astin

‘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
Posted by: Ian Pringle

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


Leadership Lessons from the Sea – Motivating the Crew

Geoff Rogers
Posted by: Geoff Rogers

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…

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Published Date: 9th January 2014
Category: General


In the Firing Line

Simon Court
Posted by: Simon Court

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…

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Published Date: 1st October 2013


Investing in Uncertain Times: a 21st Century Boardroom Challenge

Nickie Fonda
Posted by: Nickie Fonda

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…

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Published Date: 5th September 2013
Category: General


82% of CEOs and Directors believe that change leadership is a critical challenge for their business.

Simon Court
Posted by: Simon Court

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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Published Date: 14th July 2013
Category: General


Sustainable Performance in the Turbulent Times Ahead

Simon Court
Posted by: Simon Court

As consultants we are asked more and more “how do we achieve sustainable performance when everything we know is changing around us?” It is a much published view that 60% or more of change initiatives fail (see our previous report) despite huge sums of money and time being spent to make them work. Yet change is a necessary requirement and a critical issue for most companies.

Value Partnership’s latest research, carried out through…

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Published Date: 18th April 2013


 
 
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