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Executives Fail to Execute Strategy Because They’re Too Internally Focused

Executives Fail to Execute Strategy Because They’re Too Internally Focused

IMAGNO/GETTY IMAGES Experts have opined for decades on the reasons behind the spectacular failure rates of strategy execution. In 2016, it was estimated that 67% of well-formulated strategies failed due to poor execution. There are many explanations for this abysmal failure rate, but a 10-year longitudinal study on executive leadership conducted by my firm showed one clear reason. A […]

21st October 2019 | By | Reply More
Career ambitions ‘already limited by age of seven’

Career ambitions ‘already limited by age of seven’

By the age of seven, children are already facing limits on their future aspirations in work, according to a report from the OECD international economics think tank. Andreas Schleicher, the OECD’s director of education and skills, says “talent is being wasted” because of ingrained stereotyping about social background, gender and race. He is backing a […]

18th October 2019 | By | Reply More
Customer Surveys Are No Substitute for Actually Talking to Customers

Customer Surveys Are No Substitute for Actually Talking to Customers

NICO DE PASQUALE PHOTOGRAPHY/GETTY IMAGES Clearly, there’s no way that traditional surveys could deliver deep strategic analysis. But what about the expense of conducting interviews with a large sample of customers?  To get meaningful customer input, would you not need to conduct a great many interviews? The short answer is: you need enough interviews to […]

17th October 2019 | By | Reply More
How to Deal with Constantly Feeling Overwhelmed

How to Deal with Constantly Feeling Overwhelmed

Our work lives have become increasingly demanding, presenting us with ever more complex challenges at a near-relentless pace. Add in personal or family needs, and it’s easy to feel constantly overwhelmed. In their book, Immunity to Change, Harvard professors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey discuss how the increase in complexity associated with modern life has left […]

17th October 2019 | By | Reply More
How’s your mental health?

How’s your mental health?

It’s World Mental Health Day and new research reveals 60% of people have [Photo: Shalom Mwenesi/Unsplash] experienced issues with their mental health in the past year, but six in 10 of these didn’t discuss it at work. Three out of every five people who took part in the study said their mental health had an impact […]

10th October 2019 | By | Reply More
Importance of songs and rhymes in the Early Years

Importance of songs and rhymes in the Early Years

USING songs, rhymes and picture books is a great way to help your child develop their language and communication skills. It’s never too early or too late to start signing and rhyming with your child. Not only is it fun but it is also a great way to get to know each other. Children’s communication […]

8th October 2019 | By | Reply More
10 Reasons Why Strategic Plans Fail

10 Reasons Why Strategic Plans Fail

If you’ve read this blog before, you already know we can’t say enough about how important strategic plans are to a company’s success. Understanding the value of and need for a strategic plan is a great place to start, but just wanting something, isn’t enough. If it were, we’d all be famous actors in Hollywood. Developing […]

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Assertiveness – the effect of voice and tone

Assertiveness – the effect of voice and tone

Mothers who talk to their teenage children in a “controlling tone of voice” are more likely to start an argument than get a positive response, according to researchers. The Cardiff University study examined the responses of 14 and 15-year-olds to instructions given to them in different ways of speaking. It showed that mothers wanting to […]

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St George’s 6th Form – Confidence in Life & the workplace

St George’s 6th Form – Confidence in Life & the workplace

An exciting morning ahead as Lower Sixth take part in an assertiveness workshop with @taylormasonE looking at confidence in life and the workplace. Upper Sixth are having 1 to 1 meetings with their tutors to discuss post 18 options – @ucas_online, @Apprenticeships and employment pic.twitter.com/9Q03WnEEyM — St George's 6th Form (@SGA_SixthForm) September 11, 2019

11th September 2019 | By | Reply More
Secretary PA Training Royal Exchange London

Secretary PA Training Royal Exchange London

Such a pleasure to train Danielle and Andreea at our latest #PA Secretary #Training course held in May Royal Exchange in London. PA Secretary courses UK wide #Taylor #Mason  

17th May 2019 | By | Reply More
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