Case Study: From Initiative Overload to Project Portfolio Management

Business people stood on puzzle pieces

This case study demonstrates the importance of having visibility and robust oversight of your entire portfolio of change.  It summarises an assignment I completed some time ago, but have repeated similar projects for many other businesses and achieved similar results. The Company The private wealth management arm of a well known global banking group, with offices […]

Boom or Bust? Time to Invest

I’m delighted to be able to introduce David Croydon of Hilltop Consultancy as a guest contributor to my blog.  David is a fellow member of The Lamberhurst Corporation Consultancy Network, who specialises in helping businesses with growth strategies, mergers and acquisitions.  If you are interested in what David has to say and would like an […]

The Diamond Way – an antidote to failed change programmes

“Everybody has accepted by now that change is unavoidable. But that still implies that change is like death and taxes — it should be postponed as long as possible and no change would be vastly preferable.  But in a period of upheaval, such as the one we are living in, change is the norm.”  Source: […]

New Year, New Office in New Street & New Opportunities

Here we are at the end of another busy year, which I hope has been as successful for you as it has been for me.  Despite the difficult trading conditions, particularly at the beginning of 2012 the year has turned out very well overall. I am now looking forward to another exciting year with lots […]

M&A – how to find the perfect deal (part 2)

In part 1 of this M&A article I described why you may want to consider an acquisition.  Here are some of the reasons: Reaching a wider customer base and increasing your market share Diversification of the products, services and long-term prospects Obtaining quality staff or additional skills Reducing your costs and overheads Accelerating your business […]

Mergers & Acquisitions – how to find the perfect deal (part 1)

First, a question: What do Apple, Amazon, Pearson, Virgin, B Sky B, Bloomsbury and ITV all have in common? Answer: They have all acquired other businesses as a means to develop their own corporations.  This is not just in the media sector either.  Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) is a route for business development in any […]

The Changing Times – realising value creation

For the March edition of  ‘the changing times’, the bi-monthly newsletter from my consultancy network The Lamberhurst Corporation, click here. The focus on this edition is ‘realising value creation’ with articles which include:- Mergers and Acquisitions – finding the right deal Outsourcing Case Studies Consultant Profiles  

the changing times – January 2012

For this month’s edition of  ‘the changing times’, the bi-monthly newsletter from my consultancy network The Lamberhurst Corporation, click here. In this edition we have some articles which include:- New Mergers and Acquisitions Group An Overview of the Lamberhurst Corporation Case Studies Consultant Profiles

The Changing Times – November 2011

Here is the latest version of my consulting networks newsletter “the changing times”. This month the main feature is an article by Rod Hare on “How to find growth in a flat market”, which provides some useful tips for all types of business. There are also articles of Efficiency and Effectiveness, Lean Philosophy and some […]

How technology can help with employee engagement

In my last post I described The Lamberhurst Employee Engagement Wheel which recognises that the question ‘are your employees engaged?’ is somewhat meaningless unless you also ask ‘engaged with what?’  The wheel identifies 11 facets of the business and poses the key employee engagement question for each one. The segment titled ‘IT – intranet, work […]