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Structure Follows Strategy – But May not Look Like You Imagined

January 20, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Business Process, John Sutherland on Leadership and Teamwork, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By John Sutherland In the world of structural design, one size does not fit all. It pays massive dividends to get the structure fit for the purpose and strategy of your very specific business. In this article, John Sutherland discusses the seven structural archetypes and the six guidelines for structural design to make organisations more …

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Brilliant Senior Team Work

November 20, 2015 • LEADERSHIP, Corporate Governance, Editors' Pick, John Sutherland on Leadership and Teamwork, Leadership Development, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By John Sutherland A large number of businesses have a gap between the espoused strategy and what actually happens day by day. So much so that it even has its own phrase in the consultancy world – “the rift between the rhetoric and the reality”. In this

Senior Team Development for the Unwilling

September 17, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Editors' Pick, John Sutherland on Leadership and Teamwork, Leadership Development, Strategic Spotlight, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By John Sutherland Traditional team work over-emphasises the whole team approach far more than is needed for most practical purposes. In this article, John Sutherland discusses developing effective team work for senior teams.   You might also like: Who Needs

The 4 P’s: Saving 25% of Meeting Time

July 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Business Process, John Sutherland on Leadership and Teamwork, Strategic SpotlightComments (1)

By John Sutherland Ineffective meetings are the bugbear of many organisations. In this article, John Sutherland, Director of Strategic resource introduces and discusses the 4 P’s model. He advises that setting out the 4 P’s – Person, Purpose,

Creating Collaborative Advantage

January 19, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Emerging Ideas, John Sutherland on Leadership and Teamwork, Strategic Spotlight, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By John Sutherland Successful collaboration between businesses can have myriad advantages. In this article, John Sutherland talks us through four key aspects for successful collaboration and demonstrates how sometimes collaborative advantage is of far more

Closing the Leadership Gap

September 19, 2014 • LEADERSHIP, Coaching, John Sutherland on Leadership and Teamwork, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By John Sutherland Traditional leadership development programmes operate with a one-size-fits-all mentality. Below, John Sutherland argues that the key to developing the right kind of leadership skills for your organisation lies in creating, and continually

Developing Leaders with Practical Mastery

July 17, 2014 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, Coaching, John Sutherland on Leadership and Teamwork, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By John Sutherland You may know about leadership but can you lead? One you learn from a book or a course, the other through repeated trial and error in the real world of work. The difference is critical when you need to ensure you get a healthy return on

Meeting Expectations

January 20, 2014 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Coaching, John Sutherland on Leadership and Teamwork, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By John Sutherland Most senior teams only have one or two ways of working together and never learn to vary their approach, based on the needs of the work in front of them. Below, John Sutherland argues that team work is a difference engine and divergence is

Leaders Who Hit The Numbers

March 21, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, John Sutherland on Leadership and Teamwork, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By John Sutherland Leadership is seen in the heat of the moment in the world of work, not in theory during an off-site course. Leadership development, therefore, must occur during business as usual, not in some simulation. In this article, John Sutherland