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The Human Dimension

Posted: April 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Communication, Development, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

John Renz on making change stick Organisations, no matter what size or type of entity, will invariably have a strategic review or business planning event within their annual cycle. Such events can often take the form of an offsite with a detailed agenda, and perhaps even external speakers or someone to facilitate discussion. If viewed […]

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The People Dimension of Strategic Planning

Posted: March 10th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Communication, Development, Miscellaneous | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Organisations, no matter what size or type of entity, will invariably have a strategic review or business planning event within their annual cycle. Such events can often take the form of an offsite with a detailed agenda, and perhaps even external speakers or someone to facilitate discussion. If viewed positively, the experience can be informative, […]

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Executive performance

Posted: December 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Communication, Development | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

At this point in the year, organisations are either at year-end or preparing for it, and this  inevitably means reaching a view of individual  performance as well as assessing whether objectives have been achieved at an organisational level.  This can often mean one of two things: a superficial assessment, only really focused on organisational objectives, or […]

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Executive Action 30th Anniversary Party

Posted: October 5th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Communication, Events, Networking | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

On Tuesday 29th September we celebrated our 30th Anniversary with over 140 friends and colleagues old and new at the crypt of St John’s Smith Square in Westminster. In addition to catching up, we also took the opportunity to announce the appointment of John Renz as our new Practice Development Director – part of our […]

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Innovatus – Summer Networking Event

Posted: June 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Communication, Development, Events, Networking | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

On 10th June 2015 we heard from Barbara Wilson (Founder and Director of Working with Cancer) about her journey and experience of becoming a social entrepreneur, followed by Professor Christine Bamford sharing insights on the impact that the Social Value Act and the Modern Slavery Act will have on businesses and society. Christine is Head of […]

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Innovatus – 8th event: Enhancing your Personal Impact as a Leader

Posted: March 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Communication, Development, Events, Networking | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

For the latest Innovatus event, Professor Christine Bamford and Dr. Celine Mullins led a workshop on ‘Enhancing your Personal Impact as a Leader’. It was, as promised, a very interactive session, with all attendees having the opportunity to discuss, practice and take away a range of tools and techniques. These were modelled on the most […]

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Innovatus at Christmas, 2014

Posted: January 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Communication, Events, Miscellaneous, Networking | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

On the 2nd December, senior women’s networking group Innovatus had its sixth meeting – inviting along male partners, colleagues and friends for the first time, welcoming them at The Institute of Directors in Pall Mall. Another first for Innovatus was a male speaker: Philip Birkenstein, Chairman of the St Petersburg Collection. Established in 1984 and […]

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Innovatus: ‘Women in Power – Why It Matters’ by Gillian Wilmot

Posted: October 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Communication, Events, Networking | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

On the 17th September 2014, senior women’s networking group Innovatus met for the sixth time. In the genteel surroundings of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (with countless portraits of bewhiskered chairmen lining the stairs), we were lucky enough, on this occasion, to have Gillian Wilmot as speaker. Gillian is a mover and shaker: she has […]

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Innovatus: “Carry on networking!” says Margaret Hodge

Posted: June 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Events, Networking | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Hosted by Executive Action and Davidson Partners, founders of Innovatus, the networking group for senior women in business and professional life, our latest event on 8 May was held in the magnificent Chartered Accountants’ Hall in the City of London.  The Rt Honorable Margaret Hodge spoke to a group of 40 senior women over dinner. […]

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The Real Potential of Non-Executives

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Development, Networking | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

First Flight is a search and selection consultancy specializing in recruiting Non-Executive Chairs and Directors. They have successfully completed in the region of 170 non-executive assignments across all sectors – clients include AIM listed and FTSE fledgling companies, unquoted companies, mutuals, Friendly Societies, SMEs, growth companies, family-owned companies, investment trusts, not-for-profit organisations, UK subsidiaries of […]

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