– GOLD WINNER OF THE 2018 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – In 2014, Valmet – a new organisation born out of a de-merger in the seemingly unsexy, unwanted industry of capital equipment and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries – sought to make the most of its leadership development programmes. How? By turning the…

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– SILVER WINNER OF THE 2018 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – How Canadian collaboration between industry and higher education became a globally recognised model for leadership development. Early days Flashback to 2013. TELUS, Canada’s fastest-growing telecommunications company, was facing a conundrum. Changes in the telecommunications industry and technology-driven advancements in education delivery were leading the company…

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– SILVER WINNER OF THE 2016 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – Once a mere buzzword, innovation has quickly become an integral part of business success. In the high-tech world the race for innovation has stumped many senior executives. Despite substantial investments in R&D, established companies are challenged to develop innovative products and services able to generate new value and revitalise their business.  “Technological supremacy…

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– GOLD WINNER OF THE 2016 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – A collaboration between Swarovski and Ashridge has created a new Leadership Academy focused on expanding leadership capability, developing organisational agility and triggering lasting culture change and has resulted in a set of organisational interventions that address live business issues. The work has delivered deep impact…

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– GOLD WINNER OF THE 2016 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – Microsoft’s “Mobile First, Cloud First” strategy, adopted in 2013, presented a major professional challenge to its global sales force. As one manager explained, “It’s not just about what we sell. It’s to whom we sell. And that means a radical change in how we sell.”…

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– GOLD WINNER OF THE 2016 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – BG Group is an international gas exploration and production company recently acquired by Royal Dutch Shell. It employs about 5,000 people and operates in over 20 countries with total earnings of $2.3billion. Prior to its acquisition, BG Group was a top-15 FTSE company. The requirement With its immediate links to global geopolitical risk…

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– GOLD WINNER OF THE 2016 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – Trying to change the culture of any large organisation is always a significant challenge. Trying to do so across a £116 billion enterprise that delivers services on a national scale is even more demanding.  Attempting to do this across the 9,000 organisations that make up the English National Health Service (NHS)…

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The 2016 set of submissions was again of high quality and showed confirmation of a number of trends we have seen in the past few years: Impact-conscious It is, of course, inherent to the framework of EiP that impact is a concern throughout the cases, as this is a key differentiator for getting selected for…

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Impactful Partnerships in Learning & Development. The 2015 Excellence in Practice applications showcase the growing diversity in the Learning & Development landscape. Half of this year’s finalist partnerships, for example, have in-house or alternative providers as a prime solution-driver rather than business schools. About 40% concerned public services and quite a few cases focused on…

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Excellence in Practice 2014 has once again proved to be a vintage year. The Awards continue to demonstrate high quality partnerships which has led us to give wider visibility to a larger number of cases this year. Download the full Special Supplement Vol.08 Issue 03 ’14 EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards 2014 Impactful Partnerships in…

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