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Values at Core of Leadership

The Power of Clapping

As the nation steels itself for the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 crisis, millions are taking a moment to express their gratitude and assert the message that we are “in this together”. When I join my neighbors in the UK in standing at our doorsteps and balconies to applaud the doctors and nurses of the …

Nurturing talent — and navigating the road to success.

A few weeks ago, I gave an interview in which I reflected on the importance of building talent across our company, the need for structures that facilitate career progression, and most of all, a supportive culture which allows talent to thrive by learning from our mistakes as well as our successes. There are compelling reasons, …

Reflections on the World Athletics Championship in Doha

Last week, the eyes of the world’s press turned to Doha and its hosting of the World Athletics Championships. Here in the UK interest was intense. Dinah Asher Smith’s victory in the 200 meters was a masterclass of controlled and specialised technique, but it was Katerina Johnson Thompson’s Gold in Heptathlon that caught my eye. …

Why Trust matters in the workplace — and why we should care

Across much of the developed world, faith in institutions is rupturing. Modern day politics, with a regrettable tendency to provide impulsive, populistic solutions to problems of extreme complexity, contributes to an undercurrent of skepticism, which in turn feeds further unease and polarization, undermining confidence. In a host of democracies, leadership is variously described as broken, …

Virtues and Values

The ancient philosopher Aristotle understood a thing or two about how to achieve success. According to his writings, a good and satisfying life was one that navigated a course between the extremes of hedonism and deficiency. And the way to do this, he asserted, was by living in accordance with our ‘virtues’ — those qualities …

6 Core Organizational Values and the Importance of Corporate Culture

Whether you have taken the bold decision to start your own business or have been tasked with running an existing company, the asset you are managing may well have multiple areas that deserve your special attention. For example, your business may be lacking organic growth, its leadership team may need to be recruited or upgraded, …

9 Key Characteristics of a Successful Distribution Business

At its core, a successful distribution business functions to add value to the customer, by flawlessly delivering the desired product or set of products at the right point in time, without quality defects and in the most cost-effective fashion. It is imperative that a successful distribution business operates with the costumers top-of-mind. According to Jozef Opdeweegh, a …

Jozef Opdeweegh Cites 6 Organizational Behaviors Essential to Your Corporate Culture

Whether you have taken the bold decision to start your own business or have been tasked with running an existing company, the asset you are managing may well have multiple areas that deserve your special attention. For example, your business may be lacking organic growth, its leadership team may need to be recruited or upgraded, …

Jozef Opdeweegh – How to Sell Your Business at the Most Attractive Valuation

Picture this: Your business has enjoyed an excellent run over the past couple of years. Revenue is following an upward trend, and EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation & Amortization) is keeping pace with your growth. If a private equity fund owns the business you are running, there is a good chance the owners are contemplating …

Jozef Opdeweegh Outlines 7 Key Fixes to Transform a Floundering Business

All kinds of companies – both publicly and privately listed – fail to reach their full potential for a myriad of reasons. Perhaps the business is family owned, but the ownership group is content with generating an adequate level of recurring cash flow, despite underperforming against peer groups. Or, perhaps the business is publicly owned, …

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