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Is there a process for assessing Company Culture?

The question was asked by an MD over dinner and discussed (at length) by the other MDs at the table – we referenced the good, the bad and the ugly experiences we’d had. It covered vision, mission, values and behaviours

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Posted in Company Culture, Engagement, leadership, Values

Strategy doesn’t have to be complicated – Lessons from a car maker

The recent May press headline of JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) British luxury car brand (potentially) being purchased by French PSA Group (Peugeot Citroen Vauxhall) just shows how quickly their respective fortunes have changed. In 2014 JLR posted profits of £2.5B, whilst

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Posted in Annual Plan, business strategy, leadership, Reviewing your Business Plan, Strategic Planning

Life’s more interesting when you listen

I first heard the expression “You have two ears and one mouth” from a Sales Manager and proud Yorkshire man called Ian – so I’d always assumed it was something of a Yorkshire proverb. Later I discovered the saying probably

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Posted in communication, Company Culture, Engagement, leadership, people, Skill Sets

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

For some it’s the alarm, a cup of tea, a seat on the train, or the mortgage and for some it’s simply the thought of going to work that day. Have I missed anyone? One morning I got out of

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Posted in Company Culture, Customer Experience, Engagement, leadership, Principles, Purpose, Values

Disruptive Diplomat, Disruptive Influencer, Disruptive Danger – You Decide.

The morning after the Brexit vote I received a smug email from an American friend which said, “the Brits had lost their long-cherished right to claim that Americans were significantly dumber than they are”. I had to wait almost 6

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Posted in business strategy, change management, leadership

2017 most read Value Innovator posts

Here are last year’s 3 most popular Value Innovator posts, which you may have missed and in turn missed the opportunity to make a VALUE difference in this year. #3          I’m the Monster my Boss Created. Six words that said all

Posted in Appraisals, Customer Centricity, leadership, Uncategorized

Why some Leaders should go to school with Prince George

How many Leaders do you know, who would benefit from a term back at school with four-year-old Prince George; to enable them to learn the importance of Enjoyment, Learning and Achievement within the workplace. Last week the future King started

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Posted in Company Culture, Engagement, leadership, Values