Inspirational Leadership: using PrimeFocus to breathe life into high performance

The word inspiration is derived from the Latin verb inspirare meaning “to breathe into”.  When we inspire others, we literally breathe life into their actions, behaviours and performance. In Designing the Purposeful Organization – how to inspire business performance beyond boundaries, I affirm what we believe at Primeast: “Leaders see a better future and create […]

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Understanding global talent management in a competitive world

Tuning systems and processes to make sure they don’t impede talent-use and establishing a dynamic, supportive and inspiring culture is a key quest of modern leadership. However, managing talent pipelines within the global setting poses additional challenges to businesses operating in our interconnected world today. These organisations need to understand how international talent attraction strategies […]

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Inclusive Leadership: Why strategic direction and what we believe about diversity matter in a global marketplace

Following many years of engaging with HR leaders on progressive approaches to talent management, a simple but robust approach to keeping talent management strategy, focused, current and effective has evolved. It is defined in eight simple steps which are listed below and will then be discussed briefly with a focus on one particular strategic initiative of diversity […]

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The future of leadership development

So much has been said of the complexity of globalisation, its effect on the workplace and especially on the demands put on our leaders.  Most of our readers will be familiar with the term “VUCA” (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) describing our modern world and many are grappling with what that means in the context […]

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Leadership and the emerging future: Interview with Good Energy CEO, Juliet Davenport

Clive Wilson interviews Juliet Davenport of Good Energy at the company’s Chippenham headquarters, asking her about what inspires her in the work she does.

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What if everyone was a leader? Part 2: Understanding distributed leadership

We recently posed the question to our readers of what might happen if businesses supported a wider uptake of leadership responsibilities at every level of their organisation in our previous article ‘what if everyone was a leader?’ Now, in this – the second instalment in our series devoted to explaining and demystifying the uptake of distributed […]

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Achieving successful culture change and improved performance – our top seven tips

There have been several studies on the link between culture and performance.  Most cited is probably the one documented in a twelve-year US study by Kotter and Heskett and published in “Corporate Culture and Performance” (Free Press; Reprint edition: 1 May 2011).  Primeast also publishes several case studies online, such as this one in the […]

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The Future of Talent Management

The team at Primeast has had a long association with the world of Talent Management and has taken some quite controversial stances over the years.  This has tended to put us into a privileged position where we have a good sense of what the trends are and where the discipline is heading.  We thought it […]

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Purposeful Talent Management

The whole of chapter eight in “Designing the Purposeful Organization, how to inspire business performance beyond boundaries” is devoted to Talent Management.  Amongst other things, when it comes to developing a Purposeful Talent Management Strategy, we advocate an eight-step approach which is summarised below: Eight summary steps to purposeful talent management: Direction – consider the direction […]

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Elevating purpose to a global level

This short article is for all organisations, large or small in any sector, even down to the growing number of self-employed people representing an increasing proportion of the modern work force. Two vital considerations about the nature of purpose In “Designing the Purposeful Organization – how to inspire business performance beyond boundaries“, I stress (at […]

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Smoothing the process of M&A activities

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activities can place considerable stress upon the organisations involved. It is therefore essential for leaders on both sides of the M&A ‘equation’ to be proactive in the manner in which they go about bringing their businesses together to form a new, cohesive whole. The issues that are faced during what is a […]

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Bolstering mental toughness: A How-to Guide

Mental toughness is a key attribute in enabling staff to cope effectively with change and enhances their ability to successfully complete their daily duties with confidence and focus. It is an essential factor in delivering enhanced performance for teams, departments and organisations as a whole, with a strong level of mental fortitude coupled with high […]

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