Boardroom Behaviours – Future Proof Your Board
Our observations and experience of working with organisations and their leaders has highlighted a number of common themes that Boards are likely to be facing now and in the future:
- Risk Management: (heightened after recent cyber-attacks)
- Governance: (brought into focus by the recent Parliamentary Committee work in Scotland and the alleged ill-treatment of Board Members)
- Performance Review: consideration of performance against targets, both across the business and in specific functions
- Health: the financial and service effectiveness and efficiency of the business, as well as the contribution made by people
- Vision and Strategy: review and alignment of the aspirations for the organisation and high-level steps required to achieve them and identification of the resources needed to succeed.
We have created Boardroom Behaviours, a pioneering new approach to board development, to improve the capacity of Boards and how they run their organisations across a range of critical challenges. We have worked extensively with Boards and their members to support their ambitions and help shape their ideas for growth
There are 4 main stages to the approach:
- Meet with the Chair &/or CEO to understand the issues, explain the process and plan the review programme.
- Introduce the diagnostic tools and materials to support Board Members. Analyse outputs and feed back key findings (individual and group) in advance of the next Board session.
- Review and observe the Board meeting, making detailed observations and notes.
- Report back to the Chair/CEO and Board with findings, conclusions and recommendations on the gaps identified, how to narrow or eliminate and a plan of interventions to help.
If you would like to find out more, or to book a consultation for your Board or Executive Team, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Are you Intelligent – or Emotionally Intelligent?
Research indicates that Emotional Intelligence can account for around 80% of the reasons why people are successful in work & life. We are delighted to announce a new partnership with CCR3, the global diagnostics and people development consultancy. This partnership will offer us access to an even wider range of personality and ability measurement tools, including the EQ Discovery Process. This exciting diagnostic tool enables us to understand how we think and make decisions in both our personal and professional lives. It’s fundamentally important to understand how we actually do this, as it’s the first step to exceptional decision making on a consistent basis.
There are 3 styles of thinking which determine how you view everything. These are: Empathy, Practical and Systemic thinking. The combined scoring of all 3 dimensions that have the appropriate bias will determine how balanced your thinking and decision-making is. The reports that we produce illuminate your thinking and decision-making style to help you become more balanced, and the more balanced you can be in making a decision, the better the decision!
This is known as your Talent Engine and the aim is to get a balance of all three dimensions when thinking and making a decision. If you want to find out more about your own talent or potential for enhancing your decision-making, why not sign up for a free report?
For any enquiries or to complete the EQ Discovery Process, please email us at email@example.com
Future Skills Index – Top 10 Skills for the Future
The world of work is changing very rapidly, and we have a lot of catching up to do to match that pace. Since I set up the new business, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the way we are likely to work in the future and in particular, the skills we will need. That may not be the skills we will need most as individuals, but the skills our organisations will require to sustain and improve. This is critical for young (and older) people in the workplace and those about to enter.
With that in mind, we’ve been working on a Future Skills Index that we hope gives some shape to the potential demands our organisations and people face. The list below is drawn from a recent survey of our clients and our wider network.
|7||Problem Solving, Social Perceptiveness, People Management, Influence, Service Orientation|
|8||Active Listening, Decision Making|
|9||Finance, Information Ordering, Time Management|
|10||Reading, Writing, Speaking, Science, Operations Analysis, Instructing,|
We asked people to rate, from a longer list, the 5 most critical skills that their organisations and people needed to acquire, maintain, or develop. Our observations are that some of these are what we would expect in terms of looking to the future, such as: digital & innovation. However, there was a fair degree of support for more “traditional” skills such as: reading, writing & speaking. In addition, it was encouraging to see the emphasis people placed on learning, critical thinking & active listening as well as the inclusion of people management – one that we hope never goes away!
It’s our intention to continue monitoring how trends emerge and develop and to update this at least annually. If you have any favourites, or particular points of emphasis, or even questions about why some things are missing, please get in touch and keep the conversation going.
We have bookings available for our Managers Toolkit and Pi2 courses.
For more information or to book a place, please see our events page – we’d be delighted to welcome you to one our programmes and future proof your learning!