“Say what we mean and mean what we say” – isn’t that how the saying goes?

Sarah Rose
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Over the past few weeks I have been writing some stories using the “Social Story” model to help one of my children with some challenges that she is facing. A fascinating, and at times, tricky experience – seeing the challenge from the unique perspective of a child. Those who know me well know that I love words and one of the great pleasures has been the opportunity to really think about what would help, what…

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Published Date: 27th July 2015
Category: General


Appropriate diversity in the leadership team

Ian Pringle
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As I write this blog and sift through the articles and publications it is clear that the word ‘diversity’ has many meanings. For some, it will mean the challenge of more gender balance on boards and in senior management positions. For others, it may mean cultural diversity in the leadership of a global company such as BP or Lafarge. Value Partnership’s principal concern is that companies make sound judgments that, when executed, generate growth,…

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Published Date: 14th July 2015


“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


 
 
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