Posts Tagged: innovation

Focus, Faith, Fun and Fortune

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Oh my goodness…. 2016 was a tough year for me. I am glad it is over, and look very much forward to a more positive 2017. But will it be? Like for many of my fellow Boomer/Xers, on a personal side, a few fears have become a reality: aging and frail parents, son becoming independent,… Read more »

Continuous Improvement Requires Continuous Inspiration – A Guest Blog by Stewart Cramer

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We are thrilled to have Stewart Cramer, CEO of Vertex Precision Manufacturing share with us his insights on leadership, and crafting sustainable growth and innovation. Underpinning Stewart’s integrated leadership approach is an investment in, and expression of, a personal value system fueled by passion for bringing people and community together, innovation, the welfare of others,… Read more »

PwC 19th Annual Global CEO Survey

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PwC has recently published their 19th Annual Global CEO Survey. We are grateful to have obtained permission from PwC to share it with you. Especially since the results are fascinating! Just a preview… CEOs today are less confident about global economic and business growth prospects in these uncertain times. Only 35% of the surveyed Executives… Read more »

Creating an Intelligent Organization

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A short while ago I met a very successful Entrepreneur, who was preoccupied with the fact that his employees had not mastered basic English, nor could they handle simple math problems. He said his company was “growing stupid”. And, with the constantly increasing sophistication of his business and its customers, he was terrified that the… Read more »

The Allegory of Conflict: Managing collisions in the family business – A Guest Blog by Anthony Devine

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In this blog written by Anthony Devine,  deputy programme leader for the BA (Hons) accounting degree at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, we see three types of conflict that can emerge in family business: Relationship Conflict, Task Conflict and Process Conflict. If your business is encountering any of these, you are not alone. I hope… Read more »

How HR kills innovation in HR

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From our strategic partner CoachingOurselves, provocative musings on the impact of HR. How HR kills innovation in HR by Philip LeNir, co-authored with David Creelman “Whatever you do, please don’t mention this to anyone in HR, they will kill it”. That quote may sound odd but it is real. The ‘it’ being kept secret from… Read more »