Effective Interim Leadership and Management

Last September, the British Academy of Management (BAM: http://www.bam.ac.uk/) held a conference at University of Aston – BAM2019, where the attached paper was presented.

Co-authored by Prof. Stephen Woods, Dr. Geoff Thomas (both University of Surrey) and Mary Murphy and Nick Diprose (both of Holdsway), it provides a very good summary of the available academic literature related to interim leadership and management.

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How to “Incentivise” People to Achieve Transformative Change.

The traditional way we try to encourage people to achieve a desired goal usually rests on financial reward. This is contrary to scientific research – a lot of it.

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Achieving True Transformative Change: What Leaders Need to Get right.

It is worth identifying what is meant by a transformative change.

This refers to an all-encompassing change, including all functions, sites and geographies contributing to the profit centre identified. This may be the whole company, a self-sufficient division or an advanced partnership situation (JV or partnerships along the value-added chain for example). It is designed to enhance organisational performance and promote a healthy culture.

 

“What gets measured, gets managed”. An oft-used Peter Drucker quote. Turning the telescope around, we can observe that what goes unmeasured, or measured superficially runs a very high risk of being mis-managed, under-managed or even ignored.

 

This applies in all areas of business, possibly most areas of human endeavour, and definitely when undertaking organisational transformation.

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Logistics Sector: Key Areas of Innovation

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The supply chain and logistics sectors are experiencing large disruptive technology changes. As part of this, the traditional operating models are being increasingly challenged: focus is much more on value creation rather than labour costs as a primary ‘driver’!

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An American Eyes’ View of Brexit

Interim Management Helps Businesses Plan for Brexit Uncertainty

Tony Evans (interim CEO and RED Team member with the AIE) features in the article pointing to the political and commercial interactions that need resolution.
Interim Management Helps Businesses Plan for Brexit Uncertainty
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