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Managing Virtual C-Suite Transitions

Date: 10th June, 2020

Author: Peter Fennah 

Category: C-Suite Development

Managing Virtual C-Suite Transitions

Peter Drucker said, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” For new-to-role executives it is important to clarify from the outset what reputation you are seeking to build as an individual and via your team.  But how will you do this when working virtually? COVID’s disruption has increased anxieties and the need […]

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Hidden Transitions & Stakeholder Apathy

Date: 16th June, 2020

Author: Peter Fennah 

Category: Leadership Transition

Hidden Transitions & Stakeholder Apathy

Succession planning that used to play out over months and years is now happening in days leaving transitioning1 leaders unprepared for the multiplicity of demands in expanded roles.  Shifting responsibilities, typically without promotion in these constrained times, create ‘hidden transitions’ for leaders whose roles are substantively changed, e.g. expanded to cover restructured elements of the […]

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Living a make do and mend approach to Talent Management / Human Capital?

Date: 30th January, 2020

Author: Peter Fennah 

Category: Talent Management

Living a make do and mend approach to Talent Management / Human Capital?

The handbrake on the mobility of talent created by Brexit is arguably off, is your organisation’s talent management programme agile enough to cope? Here are five key challenges for HRDs at a time of emergent growth: Robust linkage of organisational growth targets, embedded models of talent management and clear ROI of the Talent / Human […]

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5 Ways To Revolutionise Your New Year Job Search & CV

Date: 21st February, 2020

Author: Peter Fennah 

Category: Leadership Transition

5 Ways To Revolutionise Your New Year Job Search & CV

Are You Trapped By Mediocre Thinking? People often trap themselves in a cycle of low-level success by following conventional job search strategies and typical CV promotion techniques. Understandably, recruiters are not impressed. Conventional people are only credible for small shifts in job responsibility. Achieving a new job with significant managerial responsibilities or in areas outside […]

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How To Overcome Career & Business School Stagnation

Date: 21st February, 2020

Author: Peter Fennah 

Category: Career Management

How To Overcome Career & Business School Stagnation

Feeling you are being overtaken? Time to change lanes? Despite the investment in your education and profession it can at times feel like other people are simply overtaking you. Others get the promotions or seem to gain more recognition. Organisations suffer from the same trap. Each year The Economist publishes the global full time MBA […]

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Changing Jobs? Factors That Impair Leadership Transitions

Date: 21st February, 2020

Author: Peter Fennah 

Category: Career Management

Changing Jobs? Factors That Impair Leadership Transitions

Making a leadership transitions is more than acquiring new skills and positioning oneself as eligible for a position.  To be taken credibly job changing MBAs and business leaders must demonstrate suitable maturity of thinking about how to perform in the new role. Research shows the typical blockages to performance, when operating at senior and executive […]

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Accelerate Your Integration

Date: 6th February, 2020

Author: Peter Fennah 

Category: Leadership Integration

Accelerate Your Integration

What happens beyond the on-boarding stage? Assuming that you have had one which according to a Gallup survey in 2018 only 12% of respondents strongly agree that their organisation does a great job of on-boarding its employees. Rock Star employees are wanted, but not welcome. So, you now have access to IT and all the […]

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CVs For Management Consultancy: Top 4 Firms

Date: 21st February, 2020

Author: Peter Fennah 

Category: Career Progression

CVs For Management Consultancy: Top 4 Firms

A reasonable starting point when reworking your CV is to ask: ‘What do management consultancies look for in an MBA level consultant?’ The general answer is: problem solving; project management; client impact & interaction skills; communication and teamwork.  And, that these competencies need to be demonstrated within a wrapping of commercial maturity, diplomatic poise and […]

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Develop Case Study Interview Impact

Date: 21st February, 2020

Author: Peter Fennah 

Category: Career Progression

Develop Case Study Interview Impact

Conventional People Need Not Apply! Conventional case study answers are not going to make you stand out of the crowd when completing a case study interview. So how do you develop consultancy impact? This article was inspired from our most recent MBA Case Study Interview Programme, designed to enhance interpersonal & analytical impact. It highlights […]

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