Private Equity and Change Management

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LONDON  – Can we talk about money and business? In an honest way? Whether it is “activist investors” like Pershing Square, Third Point and the Blue Harbour Group or private equity firms like Blackstone, KKR and the Carlyle Group, our point of view is the same: It’s a good … Read More

Strategy is a paper tiger – without change

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Aligning people behind organisational change is what drives success in an uncertain world by David Ferrabee Organisational change management is about making the strategic plans understood, aligning people behind them and helping people to take up their role in making the change happen.  Organisations need to … Read More

OCtober – Organisational Change Management Month

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  Good morning from London.  It’s early in the morning on Saturday 01 October 2016 and time to start OCtober.  What is this all about? Why are we doing it? What do we hope to achieve? Read on. We’ve got explanations, details and a challenge for … Read More

The joys of business restructuring, efficiency and cost-cutting

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How much do those words strike fear into the hearts of the average executive? Why? Shouldn’t we be enthusiastic about organisations that are willing to change? Experience has always shown we have to constantly adapt to survive‎. And many companies now try to get ahead of … Read More

Bob Dylan and the accelerators of change

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LONDON – Last week they handed out ‎a special award at the Grammys in the USA. It was called the MusiCares Person of the Year Award. And it went to Bob Dylan. His 30+ minute speech can be read here and is a good one for anybody … Read More

Tesco: strategy, implementation, brand and sports metaphors

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LONDON — ‎In America they call is being ‘an armchair quarterback’. I’m fond of the term back-seat-driver. I think there are more.   Yesterday for UK football fans the sight Glaswegian misery that is Sir Alex Ferguson ‎sitting in a Man City armchair watching his old … Read More

Scotland, referenda, business units and change management

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  LONDON — Clearly there is a disturbance in The Force. Our old ‘sovereigntist’ leader of Quebec, Jacques Parizeau, has called it out thus: “Sovereigntists today stand before a field of ruin,” Mr. Parizeau said in excerpts obtained by Radio-Canada. “There is confusion in their spirits … Read More

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