Performance isn’t black or white, either/or. Excellence is about the optimal integration of the best of your talents, people and capabilities. It’s always both/and.
Fusion is our answer to the future of performance gains in an increasingly challenging environment. It is a different and powerful way of solving problems. Based on 20 years of research and development. Fusion Thinking helps leaders integrate the hard and soft dimensions of their business to create the next level of performance.Learn More
We used our Fusion tools to unlock a breakout strategy for the leading pharmaceuticals company Sanofi, in the UK. In the face of a radically changing marketplace, we helped the leadership team discover actionable insights that were used to create a new competitive strategy. Quantum Thinking was deployed to release a wave of innovation throughout the organisation. In a world where there are no data points, our methods help leaders create their own data to navigate uncertainty. New strategic capabilities are being created throughout the organisation to bring the ideas into reality. Engagement scores have dramatically risen.
StubHub, an eBay company, is the world’s largest ticket marketplace, providing fans with a safe, convenient place to get tickets to concerts, theatre and sporting events, and an easy way to sell their tickets when they can’t go. StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000, but has a visionary destination for 2020. However, like many leadership teams consumed in delivering value today, the senior team found they weren’t focused with sufficient intensity on value tomorrow. Over the course of a year, we worked to transform their focus on the future and innovation, creating the motivation for change and the drive to produce a highly detailed and actionable blueprint for transformation.
Launched in 1981, Karen Millen has grown into an iconic brand with highly distinctive women’s clothing. In 2013, CEO, Mike Sherwood, and Creative Director, Gemma Metheringham, decided to lead a renaissance of the company as it continues to expand globally. Working with the senior team, we helped them to create a brand vision and an agenda for innovation that is driving growth and profitability.
Your business is unique. Your sources of strategic competitive advantage are distinctive. Yet your leadership development programmes aren’t tailor-made to enable your leaders to deliver your business strategy. Using our Value Integration design methodology, we created a global leadership development programme for Sony Music that was tailor-made to turbo-charge the performance of their characteristically creative leaders.
Exceptional leaders stand out because they have both the capability (skills and experience) and capacity (self-awareness, resilience and emotional intelligence) to lead their organisation and people to success. Traditionally leaders have been encouraged to place most emphasis on horizontal development – adding more skills and experience to their repatoire and being able to ‘do’ more for the organisation. However, without coupling this with vertical, personal development, individuals are rarely able to function at the highest leadership levels. Working with Allianz, Sanofi and Toyota, we’ve created bespoke leadership programmes and experiences to address both the horizontal and vertical development needs of today’s leaders.
Clients often come to us when employee engagement has plateaued, and a process/task approach to engagement has reached the limits of what it can achieve. Working with organisations including Allianz, Royal London Group, Santander Private Banking and Superdrug, we’ve helped leaders to not only ‘do’ engagement activities, but to ‘be’ more engaging leaders.
Global premium drinks producer Pernod Ricard (PRUK) needed a culture of innovation to support its revitalised UK growth strategy. Our Innovation Assessment unlocked new insights about PRUK’s ways of working that we used to design a bespoke and highly successful innovation capability programme.
There are many leaders who can ‘lead’ an already successful organisation on a steady business plan. However, business leaders that are genuinely capable of taking organisation into new territory, in uncharted market conditions are supremely rare. We call them Innovation Leaders. We’ve worked with a range of clients, including Sony Electronics, to create bespoke Innovation Leadership programmes to deliver new types of leaders, capable of leading the organisation into the future.
From CEOs to customer-facing staff we have equipped entire organisations with powerful yet practical tools and ideas that deliver transformational innovation performance.