Research

Through our writing we aim to provide you with some ideas, insights and practical advice.  We also carry out research to explore the challenges faced by our clients.

Scaling isn’t just about getting bigger. It is also about getting better. This year we will be exploring the challenges faced by companies as they grow and scale in order to deliver sustained performance. Check back to find out more – you may even wish to participate in our research.

 

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Research Archive


8 Leadership Team Foundations: A series of 8 Blogs

In this series of blogs, we take each of the 8 foundations we believe are required to provide organisational leadership that effectively sustains business competitiveness – and examine them in more depth.

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Personality Clashes

One of the biggest challenges for any manager, particularly those new to a position, is coping with “difficult” personalities. Download Nick Martindale’s article on how to manage different personalities in your team effectively (Edge Magazine, from the Institute of Leadership and Management; March/April 2016) to see what Value Partnership CEO, Simon Court, has to say (page 40)

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8 Leadership Team Foundations to Thrive in Today’s Dynamic World (2014-15)

Following our research in 2014-15, we set out the foundations we believe are required to provide organisational leadership that effectively sustains business competitiveness. Read more to find out which of them resonates most with your organisation.

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Leading Change In Uncertain Times: Complete research series (2012-13)

Download our series of 4 reports based on our 2012-13 research into the challenges that organisations and leaders are currently facing and how they are seeking to respond.

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What makes a leader successful?

Our research suggests that 82% of CEOs and Directors believe that change leadership is a critical challenge for their business. Read Part 4 in our report series.

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How Ready is your Organisation?

How do we achieve sustainable performance when everything we know is changing around us? The third in our series of 4 research reports ‘Leading Change in Uncertain Times’.

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Where is your business on the maturity path?

Change has become the new normal. Companies facing increasing competitive and innovative markets constantly have to change what they do and how they do it. Part 2 in our research series ‘Leading Change in Uncertain Times’.

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Are you ready for the challenge?

Extreme uncertainty in the business environment has become the new norm, as most business leaders know only too well. Leading change effectively in these conditions is difficult but essential. Part one in our series of 4 research reports ‘Leading Change in Uncertain Times’.

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From Finance Policy Owner to Business Partner and Player (2008)

For most Finance functions the transition from a supply driven policy focus to a business performance focus is an evolutionary rather than revolutionary path.

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Top Team Development – For What Business Purpose

Successful strategy development for top teams is about making tough choices about where to invest limited financial, leadership and organisational resources and taking action through a shared implementation plan.

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