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Mindset

Rewired: Evolving Mindsets

‘Mindset’ is a firmly established set of thoughts, attitudes and beliefs held by a person or group. It is a lens through which we perceive the world and therefore drives actions and behaviours. This edition of The OE is about evolving mindsets. Interestingly, the whole organisation will have a ‘dominant logic’ so we start there...

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AI: Explore the Possibilities Go on Safari!

This edition of The OE looks at the opportunities for multi-generational working. We build on previous ideas about harnessing diversity to drive innovation and incorporate insights from our own latest research on digital transformation. We explore some of the assumptions made about Millennials and reveal how leaders can develop a generational framework to engage talent of all ages.

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Talking About My Generation

This edition of The OE looks at the opportunities for multi-generational working. We build on previous ideas about harnessing diversity to drive innovation and incorporate insights from our own latest research on digital transformation. We explore some of the assumptions made about Millennials and reveal how leaders can develop a generational framework to engage talent of all ages.

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Power & Influence

Power is fascinating. Some people have it, others don’t and some think they have it (but they don’t). Leaders need power. They must have the ability to persuade others to behave in a certain way in order to move the organisation forwards. All too often leaders learn ‘how to influence’ but are then surprised their preferred style doesn’t work with a new set of stakeholders. Too many leaders simply rely on authority to get things done but there are other, more effective ways to influence…

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Human DNA in Innovation

Our most recently published pan-European research is entitled ‘Human DNA in Innovation’. In this edition of the journal we share with you some of the key findings. “Human DNA in Innovation” is about people. If we can understand the roles that leaders, teams and culture play in the innovation process then we can proactively improve the effectiveness of innovation programmes.

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Organisation Integrity: Mind the Gap!

This edition of The OE journal is about organisational integrity. It goes beyond rules and standards; it is about how those rules and standards are upheld out of belief, and a set of behaviours, above and beyond conformance. It is about how we achieve mindful understanding of regulation that upholds ethical standards when the rules and algorithms run out.

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Getting Closer to the Customer

Getting Even Closer to the Customer

This edition of The OE explores the customer proposition from different perspectives. From the holistic – the four levels of influence across the customer journey, to the specific – a case study of the nine behaviours of top performing sales professionals.

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The Ambi-Dextrous Organisation

This edition of The OE is all about how we can manage both 'order' and 'chaos'. It’s not an option. All that we know about how businesses are changing requires us to be able to manage both, the order and the chaos to become the ‘Ambi-Dextrous Organisation’.

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Positive Psychology

The Clever Ones

This edition focuses on the opportunities & challenges in getting the very best from “The Clever Ones”, those high value clever people in organisational life. We imagine that very few would argue that they wouldn’t want clever people in their businesses and organisations, providing world class technical expertise, innovating, challenging the status quo, thinking or acting differently and offering us glimpses of the future, however...

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Great Place to Grow

In this edition of The OE we focus on the positive organisation dynamics that shape performance at work. It is about the nature of work itself, freedom to act, the flow of ideas, different notions of leadership and control: how to balance freedom with accountability. The discretionary effort we’ve often discussed in this journal is driven by both intrinsic motivation, and, the passion and belief that come from creating the right organisation dynamics.

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Disruptive Talent

Disruptive Talent

In this edition of The OE, we explore what we mean by Disruptive Talent, why you need it, how you can assess it, develop it, and create the right organisation environment for it to deliver spectacular commercial success

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OE Data and Smarter Decision Making

Information has always been an important source of competitive advantage; what has changed significantly in the last few years is the sheer volume, complexity and speed of information. The ‘Big Data’ wave has left many organisations floundering – but some have been able to quickly translate data into real understanding and so provide better insight into leadership decisions. How?

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The Digital Transformation

The digital age is driving a whole new way of doing business. Those businesses that were “born digital” move at a different speed to “digital immigrants”. They behave differently towards customers and the digital business model allows them to be more innovative and responsive. This edition of The OE explores four challenges for traditional “physical” businesses to thrive in this new era

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Making More of What We Have

Making More of What We Have: Its All in the Mix!

‘Making more of what we have’ is echoing across our economic landscape … In this edition of The OE we explore a number of angles by which organisational leaders can make more of what they have. Not so much squeezing out the last ounce, but more skilful and fundamental optimisation of the rich mix that we already have around us. In this edition, we examine how to access and optimise the added value that our people can deliver. How do we motivate and benefit from their multiple world views that lead us to better performance and sustainability?

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Accountability with Collaboration

This edition looks at maximising business performance through collaboration. Collaboration might seem an obvious desirable behaviour to deliver business outcomes, however too much collaboration without the accountability to deliver can result in a lot of talk and no action; collective accountability really means no accountability at all...

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The Courage to be Different

Amidst economic uncertainty, and rapid change, we can and should do things differently to adapt, evolve and thrive. If we only do now what we have always done before, we risk mediocrity at best, decline at worst. Through maximising individual, team and organisational effectiveness our businesses, organisations and economies will flourish, develop, and grow. In this edition of The OE, we focus on how.

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