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6 Leadership Skills in an Operational Setting

Before setting up my consultancy business, I held the position of Production Manager for a UK based technology company. They were a company of 90 employees. I worked with five peers to manage the day-to-day operational activity, I led a team of 16 shop-floor operatives who held technical skills in software development and technology integration. […]

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4 Quadrants of Employee Engagement

Developing your teams and monitoring their individual performance are critical components in managing a successful enterprise. Ultimately you want the best for your teams in terms of workplace wellbeing and the best from them in terms of workplace effectiveness. World class organisations aspire to have a high quotient in both of these areas. The symbiosis of staff morale […]

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Business Visioning Workshops Get Results

I Love Rich Pictures There is no denying the impact that graphical storytelling can have on groups of people – particularly as it often transcends the borders of industry sectors and breaks down the barriers of language. Taking complex data sets and visualising them, produces some great insight. A good visual representation of an opportunity […]

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Designing For the People of Tomorrow

An unsettling reality dawns I have two teenage children and many friends with similar aged children. I have detected a shared, unsettling question of ‘what will tomorrow be like for them?’ Some friends are heavily pushing their kids into medicine, science or engineering – nothing wrong with that, they are all great professions and offer […]

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What Is Strategic Planning?

All business processes differ in some way from one another. There are certain common characteristics that all busineses share. If you work strategically within the Operations part of the enterprise you may occassionally find the mix of work difficult to tactically deliver. How do you categorise different types of work and prepare for their oncoming? […]