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Perry Timms

EP 18: Perry Timms: The Future of Work is in the hands of HR

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I first met Perry Timms when we were both invited to experience a new psychometric tool to support understanding of teams.  Perry is an HR professional who is re-energising the profession. Encouraging both organisations and individuals to aspire to and enact better ways of working, Perry specialises in galvanising latent sources of energy for transformation inside organisations. His forthcoming book, Transformational HR is published in October. Perry and I met at the Renaissance St Pancras to talk about the future of work and his book.  

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Joe De Blok A Pioneer of Self-Management Buurtzorg

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Many people have now interviewed Jos de Blok of Buurtzorg.  I first met Jos at Meaning Conference in Brighton, where he was one of the most informative and entertaining speakers on the day about the challenges and successes of using self-management as part of his organisational set-up to support his mission to change an entire system.  As there are so few organisations who are as established (10 years into the business) he had to be part of The Purposeful Enterprise Summit. 

The Body Shop

EP15: How The Body Shop supports community trade suppliers

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I met last week with Neil Jarvis, International Director of Quality and Industrial Operations and Ethical Trade of The Body Shop. Neil’s responsibilities include making sure all of the community trade suppliers and partnerships in developing countries around the world manage to deliver product that meet the exacting standards of the organisation.  It involves a high degree of reactivity, people skills and understanding, and of course international travel.  I caught up with Neil in the Sussex headquarters to find out how the organisation is growing its commitment to community trade, and how it’s doing since the acquisition by cosmetics giant…

Choc Chick

EP 12 Choc Chick founder Galia Orme talks raw business

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Award winning founder of Choc Chick Galia Orme talks about her journey from chocaholic to successful entrepreneur and founder of a raw chocolate brand, her commitment to supporting farmers collectives in Ecuador and her ambitions to make cacao a staple in everyone’s cupboard. When did your fascination with chocolate begin? My fascination with chocolate started as a young girl when my Argentinian mother used to make chocolate for the whole family at home. It was a time of enjoying the sweet treats my mother produced but I also remember that it was quite hard work to temper and produce the…

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How to write a talk with an idea worth spreading

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Yesterday I was invited to speak at my local chamber of commerce to a group of invited business people about the power of speaking as a communication tool, and in particular the value of TED-style talks for small business. A TED-style talk is one with an idea worth spreading – so says Chris Anderson, founder of the world-renowned event series.  A high percentage of businesses in CoCs are service businesses so I wanted to illustrate how this kind of business can find an ‘idea worth spreading’ as well as the many academics, authors, researchers and scientists who we often see…

Giving a TED Talk is a great boost for an entrepreneur pitching for investment

How to prepare a pitch for investment

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If you are an ambitious entrepreneur with growth plans, at some point you will most likely have to go looking for investment to grow and expand.  When you do, you will have to produce an investment deck and a pitch presentation.  In a few short hours I’m off to London to help train another group of great start-ups in the art of pitching for investment. It’s something I do regularly and thoroughly enjoy, not only because I love hearing new business concepts, but I know I can help each entrepreneur refine and hone a successful pitch.  How do you create…

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Learning to See is Crucial to Activating Creativity in business

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We live and work in challenging times. Times of volatility, uncertainty, change and ambiguity (VUCA). Times when business disruption can seem to come from anywhere, not always the normal channels we were taught in business school to look out for – like the obvious competition. The future is such an uncertain place to step into that it’s beginning to look like broadcasts from the Apollo 11 Moon mission – pixellated and fuzzy. The ability of an organisation to activate creativity from within, to create an innovative, forward-thinking culture has never been more important.We’re used to thinking of creative companies as…

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