Team Building

Break-Through The Barriers

Does your company have the potential to double in size in three years? The Government have launched a Growth Accelerator programme. This is the ‘brain-child’ of Business Secretary, Vince Cable. It is an innovative £200 million investment programme to help up to 26,000 of England’s brightest businesses achieve their ambition and potential, as well as creating as many as 55,000...

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CMI Research: The Battle For Talent Has Started

The post-recession battle for talent has begun. The latest research by the CMI shows that UK managers are optimistic about economic prospects in 2014. However, the top priority for the Board is still cost-control. “As the economy does pick up, many employers are already finding it difficult to get the right teams in place. Just 55 per cent report having the right people in post to achieve...

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March 2013 Newsletter

In this issue… Welcome to our Newsletter Delivering Your Top Priority Inspire Your People To Go ‘Beyond the Call’ IoD Director General Visits Worcester Receiving the Francis Christie Newsletter Welcome! As businesses continue to face economic uncertainty and low growth in 2013, we raise challenging questions about your focus on strategy and of how to engage your employees. What...

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Discretionary Effort – Beyond the Call

Beyond the Call When was the last time you felt let down by being dealt with by a ‘jobs-worth’? Or when were you last inspired by someone who went the extra mile? How did that influence your view of the business they worked for? And which of these businesses will you go back to? An Age Old Challenge How would your business fare against a measure of whether your employees willingly...

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Pivotal Moments in Leadership

If you are a leader in a business you will recognise those crucial moments in business when you either succeed or fail. These are the “pivotal” moments in your career: moments when you are tested the most. Neil Armstrong is most well remembered for being the first man to step on the moon. To me, Neil Armstrong, is the hero of the story for a different reason: Ten minutes from touch...

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Pivotal Moments in Sport

Sport often provides an interesting insight into those moments in which careers are made or broken. Do you recognise those moments in your career or are you content to be ‘just an observer’ of other people’s successes? From the Wimbledon Final between Roger Federer and Andy Murray, to the Ryder Cup contest in golf, sport has provided some great examples of pivotal moments: moments when one...

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