The Winning Formula

Leadership

The CIPD report on the future of leadership development

It’s strange how in the world of business you can plough a furrowed field – often alone – for which seems like an eternity and all of a sudden you are surrounded by people who understand your unique proposition and who are happy to announce the merits of your activity to the world.

Well that is what it feels like at the moment with regard to The Winning Formula® framework.

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Potential

The business growth journey – a once in a lifetime adventure

If you are serious about growing your organisation then you should lead your people on an inspirational journey.

Why? Because people love journeys. Journeys are a part of all of us. We spend most of our lives on a journey to somewhere, whether a change of location, a career path, even a new relationship.

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Engagement

10 engagement tips designed to tackle the Assassin on the growth journey

Achieving high levels of people engagement is vital to delivering success on the growth journey and it’s fair to state that not everyone in the organisation will share your ambition for the organisation, particularly at the beginning of the journey when you announce your new and exciting plans for growth.

Growth and change are inextricably linked. You cannot have one without the other and for every individual who responds positively to the planned new destination for the business, some will not.

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Efficiency

Inter-departmental working – the business ‘silent killer’

Great leaders understand that business growth is impossible to achieve on the journey without personal growth for the many employees expected to deliver performance on a daily basis.

As sales and profits increase, so does the standards of knowledge, skill and competence linked to every role in the workplace. In today’s highly competitive marketplace, high performance working has become a cultural expectation within any fast growing organisation.

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Growth

The top 10 characteristics of a growing and successful organisation.

Every Entrepreneur, Chief Executive Officer, Senior Vice President, Managing Director and Owner Manager we have ever met, dreams of building a successful and growing organisation. As business leaders they rarely think of, or consider the prospect of failure.

Likewise, employees dream of being part of a successful and growing organisation. No one nowadays wants to work for, or be part of, a failing business.

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Momentum

Archive blog from 31/07/14 10 leadership lessons from the Hearts, Hibernian and Rangers new journeys

It’s an important time of the year for many fans of Hearts, Hibs and Rangers as they look forward with optimism to the new season ahead in the Championship.

Competition will be fierce on-the-field, but in the boardroom the stakes are also high as Ann Budge of Hearts and Leeann Dempster of Hibernian lead their respective clubs on new journeys. Rangers – currently led by Graham Wallace – began their journey back to the Premiership two seasons ago.

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Agility

Why leadership fire extinguishers don’t work in a growing business

Think of your own organisation or any business for that matter and consider the number and variety of issues facing leaders and managers on a daily basis.

Internally, recruiting and retaining talent is important. Inspiring employees and keeping them engaged on the journey is a constant challenge. Instilling and sustaining a culture of high performance working is a necessity. Delivering productivity, revenue and profit targets are the daily priorities of a growing organisation.

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Sustainability

12 business growth lessons from the Pharaohs’ pyramid-building journey

The Great Pyramid at Giza, built for King Khufu in 2589 BC, is the only survivor of the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ and is the largest pyramid built by any of the Egyptian Pharaohs.

Eighty other similar monuments still stand today – a testament to the ambition of the Pharaohs and the dedication and work ethic of the people of ancient Egypt.

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Success

Delivering success by viewing the business through the ‘eyes of the owner’

Imagine you are the ‘leader at the top’ in your organisation and you’re standing at a crossroads.

You’re wondering precisely how it is you got this far. You’re a long way from the start. You’ve enjoyed the journey so far and you’ve been aware of the direction you’ve been travelling in. Although it all seemed to be a lot simpler when you first started out.

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Change

Handling resistance to change on the business growth journey

Change and business growth are inextricably linked. The business growth journey is one of constant change. You cannot participate in one without experiencing the other.

Both journeys constantly challenge those people involved in them at all levels in the business.

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