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How culture going wrong impacts success and may cost lives

A toxic culture can be fatal and all-pervasive. Directly or indirectly, organisational culture can kill whether it is Boeing, Volkswagen, the police or an NHS maternity service.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 04 Apr '22 | Tags: values business ethical audit

4 tips fundamental for success

Lay the foundations for success by standing out from the crowd. Here are four tips that are fundamental to success.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 25 Nov '21 | Tags: niche vision values

Every day is a school day

Learning is critical for on-going success and a fulfilled life.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 18 Jun '21 | Tags: charity entrepreneur marketing social enterprise inspiration goal setting values strategic development responsible organisation charter coaching business planning collaboration innovation tools 21st century business business success csr socent growth aspiration local authority feasibility study creative think tank corporate culture vision

Using collaboration to change the world

Why collaboration is important, tips and an inspirational example

Posted by Sarah Brown on 23 Oct '20 | Tags: collaboration success values

How to reflect your values in how you sell

Whether you sell online or face to face your pricing and sales strategy is the most visible representation of your values. Get it right and you will sell more.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 28 Aug '20 | Tags: sales values

Three tips to help you avoid destroying your organisation as you come out of lock down

Beware that by focusing on survival you may destroy the essence of your organisation

Posted by Sarah Brown on 27 Jun '20 | Tags: corporate culture build the new normal build back better values

The relevance of the Dominic Cummings story to anyone who runs an organisation: instinct v rules

Every organisation needs a culture where its values are followed instinctively, it is not enough to rely on rules because rules do not cover every eventuality & can result in behaviour people find ‘unfair’ particularly if the values are not ranked.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 26 May '20 | Tags: values dominiccummngs corporate culture build the new normal build back better

A “novel” way to highlight charity issues

“The Long Call” the latest novel by Ann Cleeves raises many important issues that charities face. Learn more...

Posted by Sarah Brown on 10 Oct '19 | Tags: charity values

The mortality of corporate values

Shareholders are now suing Boeing for not upholding their values, and Boeing is losing a $1 billion a month, a clear illustration of why upholding values is critical to business success

Posted by Sarah Brown on 17 May '19 | Tags: values corporate culture

Technology v people - playing to their strengths

It's great when technology enhances the experience but there needs to be some commonsense used to ensure it doesn't undermine good well proven practise

Posted by Sarah Brown on 13 Mar '19 | Tags: innovation values

Does the end justify the means in your organisation?

A report this month identifies that Oxfam was more concerned about what it was doing and achieving than how it achieved it and that is how its safeguarding was undermined. This is a threat to any organisation that doesn't apply its values rigorously and consistently.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 21 Jan '19 | Tags: values vision charity social enterprise

Are you scared or excited by 2019?

We are in a better position now than at any time to change the world for the good but not if we live in fear. We need to use our resources and focus on the positive to make 2019 a great year.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 31 Dec '18 | Tags: changing lives values charity 21st century business

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