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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

Is Nike a really ethical company or just using a great marketing strategy ?

Nike is celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Just do it” with a controversial promotional campaign. Has it worked and are they really ethical?

Posted by Sarah Brown on 11 Sept '18 | Tags: values marketing

The buck stops with trustees - 3 ways to avoid disaster

As a Sheffield and South Yorkshire charity announces its sudden closure what trustees can do to avoid the unexpected in their own charities

Posted by Sarah Brown on 17 May '18 | Tags: charity responsible organisation charter trustees values

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