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The People Factors: Clarity, Unity, Agility

Written by Forum Corporation and posted by John Duncan on May 13th, 2016.      5 comments

The People Factors: Clarity, Unity, Agility


While it’s true that successful organisations are usually faster and smarter than their competition, it’s false to say they achieve it by only focusing on efficient processes and systems. In fact, it is your people who will accelerate your organisational speed and performance.

Most leaders would agree that speed is required for a successful organisation, but difficult to achieve.

Build a Strategic Leadership Pipeline

Written by Forum Corporation and posted by John Duncan on April 29th, 2016.      45 comments

Build a Strategic Leadership Pipeline

In today’s business environment, it has become very important for companies to align the strategy for their leadership talent pipeline with their long-term business strategy. A recent study has shown that more than 50 percent of surveyed companies anticipated a loss of over half of their current senior leaders within a short span of 5 years.
This is why organisations these days are very concerned about keeping and growing their remaining best talent. They invest in building a strategic leadership pipeline, to create leaders who can deliver on the present and future business strategies of the organisation.
Research conducted by The Forum Corporation has found that successful organisations take a critical few steps to build a robust and strategic leadership pipeline. These steps are as follows:

Managerial Fitness: Making First-Level Leaders Great

Written by Forum Corporation and posted by John Duncan on March 31st, 2016.      15 comments

Managerial Training

First Level Leaders Need To Be Fit for Purpose

So what does it mean to ‘Be Fit for Purpose?  From our perspective "Fit” means having the flexibility, strength, and stamina needed to meet challenges. To meet the shifting challenges in today’s organisations, first-level leaders need what we can call managerial fitness. Our recent research outlines the critical dimensions of managerial fitness that are required for success in the evolving work environments in which today’s first-level leaders perform.

Sections of interest:

  • First-Level Leaders Fitness
  • Recent Trends In Leader Development
  • Strategic Priorities
  • Leadership Priorities
  • Top Coaching Skill Requirements

If you have any comments or suggestions relating to this article please feel free to let us know.

To download our Point-of-View paper  -  click here


Six Essentials for Sales Force Success

Written by Forum Corporation posted by Rhys Williams, Director of Consulting on March 4th, 2016.      837 comments

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With the current economic environment in New Zealand, achieving success in the field of sales, leadership is more challenging than ever.  Modern day corporations face rough sales landscapes on a regular basis, and as pressure builds up to fully express itself through the corporate deal making individuals, a number of key structures and elements must be in place for your organisation to take advantage of the massive opportunities that present themselves.

In this blog post I'll discuss those essential elements and structures.   How does your organisation stand up against these structures and elements?  Could your sales leaders benefit by reviewing your organisational sales structures in these areas?  Is there a hole in your accumulative leadership consciousness or is your sales organisation being challenged by these issues.   Join me now and explore these essentials and identify the best-in-class remedies to poor sales performance.

7 Leadership Development Trends

Written by Forum Corporation and posted by John Duncan on February 23rd, 2016.      8 comments

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If you are considering building leadership capability, I'd recommend your approach considers how you intend to achieve your business strategies through the development and growth of your front-line leaders.  In this blog post I identify the 7 Leadership Development Trends and what you could do (including critical practices) to assist your leaders to effectively deliver consistent growth now...and in the future.


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