The 7 characteristics of an Explorer Mindset – #1 Personal Resilience

Back in the 1800s, Charles Darwin, University of Cambridge Alumnus explained: “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”  Today, we work in a fast-moving, 24/7, highly-connected world with constantly evolving technology and a workplace that is increasingly demanding resulting in high stress and burnout risks.   […]

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Møller Associate Du Yang speaks to China Global Television Network

Two years after joining the Special Drawing Rights (SDR), an international currency reserve to supplement IMF member countries’ official reserves, the Chinese yuan has increased its influence in international foreign exchange reserves and payments. Du Yang, explains to China Global Television Network that the marketization of the yuan is a major hurdle. Full article here

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NHS failure is inevitable – and it will shock those responsible into action

Insight by Jan Filochowski, a key contributor to Møller Institute Healthcare Programmes. Health service facilities and staff are being stretched to a breaking point that will take costly short-term measures to fix. Barely a day passes without a new NHS tale of inadequate performance, excessive patient waits, services not delivered, trusts effectively bankrupt, or even […]

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Rethinking Strategy

Business strategy has been a key subject discussed in most business literature over the past 50 years. In working with science and technology firms over the last 30 years, in particular on the formulation, development and execution of commercial strategy, I have worked with many of the tools and insights that were thought to be […]

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Transformation is humility, not hubris

Most businesses feel they need to transform. But how? Often transformation equates to a new strategy, structural re-organisation, expensive legacy IT overhaul or processes that end up adding rather than subtracting from the complexity. Often these transformations fail. There are many reasons why it can go wrong. The bigger the business, the more reasons that […]

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Steering the ship: corporate escapism vs sustained value

Steering the ship: corporate escapism vs sustained value A recently published article in Dialogue by Joseph DiVanna, Møller Senior Associate and Møller By-Fellow of Churchill College asks if you are a management escape artist and explains how and why you should keep your hands on the wheel.

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Do you have an explorer mindset?

“A leader is one who has an unusual degree of power to project on other people his or her shadow or his or her light” Parker J. Palmer The early explorers charted new geographical landscapes that spanned oceans and mountains, relying on maps and sextants, compasses and the promise of discovery. Fusing a sense of […]

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Closing the gap – re-establishing marketing effectiveness in professional services

Growth has returned to the professional service sector but the dynamics of the market have changed.  The economic crisis strained all relationships and many were found wanting.  Client demands continue to increase in scope and sophistication with widespread use of aggressive procurement processes to reduce fees but more fundamentally the old assumptions about effective ways […]

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