The Leadership Ecosystem

It was September 2019 and we were a small group of ‘people professionals’ doing what we have been doing for about ten years at Primeast’s Talent Forum – discussing one of the most significant challenges to raising performance in our organisations. Every time we meet, one person brings their challenge to the “hot seat” and […]

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Boosting collective executive leadership effectiveness can transform organisational performance

In most organisations, the ‘C Suite’ or executive team makes 2 major contributions. Firstly, they provide high-level leadership, define strategy, develop operating plans and manage strategic execution. Secondly and as importantly,

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About 75% of England’s Apprenticeship Levy fund is not spent – use yours for a Leadership MBA

In 2018 Primeast partnered with York St John University to deliver The Level 7 Senior Leader York Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree apprenticeship in London and York. Who is the York MBA Degree for? With limited places available, the MBA is recommended for those working at a level where they can influence strategy or […]

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DISRUPTION? The power of scenario planning in the intelligent management of change

Exciting times We live in the most exciting times humanity has perhaps known. Technology has the potential to enhance the lives of everyone on the planet and mitigate many of the significant challenges we face, such as peak population and climate change.

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Purposeful Careers – what gets you out of bed for work every morning?

My first book “Designing the Purposeful Organization”  emphasized the need for alignment and ownership of purpose at every level of an organization.  In summary, there should be line-of-sight between the purpose of any individual employee, to that of their team(s), to their function and to the organization.  Typically, the work to determine and articulate the […]

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Leadership tips – What is facilitation and how to excel at it

There are many business leaders who may feel they have a good handle on what it means to be a skilled facilitator, having the experience of leading meetings, engaging with staff and generally being key decision-makers that like to get things done. However, when it comes to appreciating the nuanced role of the facilitator, and […]

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The Management Apprentice – a UK learning revolution 90% funded by HMRC!

An exciting opportunity for smart employers in the UK to engage in a people development revolution arrived earlier this year in the unlikely form of apprenticeships.  Well unlikely to those of us who regarded apprenticeships as a development route for young people who needed an alternative to academia. Think of the broad concept of an […]

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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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Apprenticeship Levy: Everything UK businesses need to know

Businesses across the UK are gearing up for the introduction of the new Apprenticeship Levy, but what exactly is it? And why should your business take heed? These are just some of the questions we hope to answer in the following paragraphs

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It’s all about tech, but companies must remember humans make it work

The growing use of technology in Human Resources (HR) is one of those developments that many organisations might have overlooked in years gone by, but no longer. It was recently my pleasure to attend the disruptHR space during HRTechWorld Paris in the company of James Anderson of employee feedback platform Peachy Mondays, and the event […]

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Manufacturing and the major issues faced by the industry in a VUCA world

The business world has changed dramatically in recent years, with many industries now having to contend with instability in the global financial climate and a series of other issues that mean they can no longer be complacent about future prosperity and performance. And, these conditions are unlikely to get any more stable

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Scientist to manager: What’s the big deal?

It’s one of those tricky issues that organisations across the pharmaceutical sector face frequently: how do we bridge the gap in skills that are needed for top scientists to become effective managers?

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