Leadership at Telstra – Telstra and LIW

– GOLD WINNER OF THE 2018 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – To achieve its vision of becoming a world-class technology company that empowers people to connect, Telstra sought to redefine what leadership means within the company. Telstra is in the midst of a massive transformation with customer expectations, competitors and technology changing rapidly. As Telstra evolves…

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The journey to excellence – DSM and Vlerick Business School

– GOLD WINNER OF THE 2018 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – How building the capabilities of DSM’s marketing and sales teams creates successful growth. In 2010, Royal DSM embarked on a journey – one that would reposition it as a global life science and material sciences company. This shift from transactional chemical supplier to strategic partner…

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A globally-recognised model for leadership development – TELUS and Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

– 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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Excellence in Practice 2017

This year’s cases showed some strengthening and deepening of trends we have noticed in recent years. And they also showed how the difference in speed of adoption of new technologies is influencing practices across companies, across departments and across populations. First, the challenges continue to be framed in a combination of organisational and participant perspectives…

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Refocusing for leadership – Cisco & LIW

– GOLD WINNER OF THE 2017 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – CISCO and long-term partner LIW combined to upgrade and refocus a programme to support individuals making the transition from technical leader to business leader Cisco is transforming on a grand scale: transitioning from a hardware company into a software and solutions leader. It needs exceptional…

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Creating a culture of innovation – Telenor & INSEAD

– GOLD WINNER OF THE 2017 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – How an INSEAD–Telenor online learning innovation delivered powerful new techniques for executing business strategy and creating value How do you turn one of the world’s oldest and largest telecommunications companies into an agile, innovative, customer-focused digital services provider? Even more daunting, how do you align…

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My Way: choose to go further – PricewaterhouseCoopers & PWC My Way

– SILVER WINNER OF THE 2017 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – My Way, a transformational development programme at PwC, has proved its success in developing leaders who can inspire others by their words and actions PwC is a network of members firms, mostly focusing on audit and assurance, tax and consulting services. PwC employs 223,468 people…

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Putting trust in the future – Old Mutual Wealth & Accelerance

– SILVER WINNER OF THE 2017 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – How Accelerance and Old Mutual Wealth developed a strong and collaborative partnership The “Enabling Positive Futures Programme” is a powerful example of the impact organisations can achieve through a dynamic relationship model we call “Trust-based Partnerships”. Such partnerships create the optimum conditions to challenge assumptions…

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More life on Mars – Mars & Center for Creative Leadership

– GOLD WINNER OF THE 2017 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – Wouldn’t it be ideal if every company’s investment in professional development resulted in measurable ROI over both the immediate and long-term? Perhaps you think this is impossible. However, companies can achieve it A case in point is Mars, a confectionary and pet food giant, as…

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Curriculum, certification and community – Capgemini & Capgemini University

– SILVER WINNER OF THE 2017 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – The Engagement Managers transformation programme has united Capgemini’s main delivery roles with a common global curriculum, certification framework and community to drive a greater competitive edge In early 2013, Capgemini’s senior “engagement managers” (EMs) met to share their views and agree the direction for an…

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Growth partners – ANZ & University of South Australia Business School

– SILVER WINNER OF THE 2017 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – Financial services companies are experiencing disruption on a global scale. Banks in particular are recognising that they need to demonstrate relevance, provide value and find new ways to differentiate themselves  Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ to the world) understands that one way to remain relevant is to help…

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From Invention to Innovation: Atomic Intrapreneuship at Rosatom

– 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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Addressing Live, Organisational Issues to Ensure Swarovski’s Future Success

– 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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Exclusivity at Scale and Speed: a Microsoft-INSEAD Online Innovation

– 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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Exploring Leadership – BG Group & Cranfield

– 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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Cultural Change on a National Scale – the NHS Leadership Academy & Alliance Manchester Business School

– 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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EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards 2016

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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EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards 2015

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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EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards 2014

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. All those that made it into the final deliberation during the jury process get a mention as finalists.…

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