For the last three years, Acorn Coaching and Development has hosted an annual gathering of senior leaders from the UK division of an international corporate. There was a need for the company to leverage the expertise and latent leadership within its leadership team to increase the rate and impact of change to keep ahead of external changes and emerging markets.
Faster, better, more of it! Clients frequently tell us they are under increasing pressure to do more with less; to deliver increasing productivity with ever diminishing resources. In this article we share current key challenges and issues to consider and offer some practical steps you can take to enable your business to succeed through tough times.
In the latest in our leadership series we focus on future-proofing your leadership capability from within, expand on some of the financial advantages to promoting internally, and suggest more ways to develop your high potential future leaders, making sure that your company doesn’t get caught out when the status quo is challenged.
UK firms need to be in a position of strength to thrive rather than survive, and high productivity is crucial to competing in the coming new world. Mike Pezet shares his view on how effective coaching and development helps line managers build their understanding, confidence and ability to lead and engage employees.
Acorn have worked in project-related businesses for over 20 years, gathering cross-sector knowledge from diverse industries from nuclear to defence, pharmaceuticals to construction and infrastructure. Supplementing our knowledge with research, we have summarised the key issues occurring within major projects, offering possible solutions.
Key industry sectors are facing a worrying shortfall in leadership capability as they move into a period of activity following economic challenge. Understandably, many businesses stripped out or froze their investment in personnel as they sought to reduce overheads in the face of a declining or static balance sheet.