Who is Running Your Meetings?

John Cleese said it best: “Meetings, bloody meetings.” They’re both the bane of our organizational existence and vital for getting work done in a group—whether as a team of students or colleagues, a board of directors, or the organizing committee of an event or conference. So who should be running yours? In a recent post, we talked about having the …

Seven Tips to Build an Effective Advisory Council

Every entrepreneur, sooner or later, runs into the limits of their own capacity. We all confront myriad challenges. Some we’re equipped to overcome. For others, we need support. As Peter Drucker famously said, “the measure of the effective executive is the ability to get the right things done.” Often, getting the right things done requires the support of others. And …

Reinvigorating a Sense of Purpose in an Established Architecture Practice

Kiran Curtis Associates is an architecture practice based in London. Operating for 20 years across London and the South-east, KCA has delivered a range of successful projects including mixed-use developments, private and affordable housing, commercial developments, and master plans. Junxion worked with KCA to review and redefine their brand strategy, reflecting the company’s passion for making a positive difference for …

Shift Your Thinking About ‘Growth’

Since our recent piece, ‘Where Do We Grow from Here?’ conversations seem to have been in the air about business growth. How should we grow? Where should we grow? What does growth even mean? We’re not the only ones asking…. In the past year, we’ve completed a number of large, stakeholder-engaged strategic planning assignments with a diverse list of clients. …

WJS Canada: A bold vision and strategic plan for navigating change in senior leadership

Junxion helped WJS Canada’s new Board of Directors and CEO develop a bold vision and a five-year strategic plan in the period following a PR crisis and the unexpected exits of two senior executives at a critical transition time in the company’s history.   The Business Challenge Over the past 30 years, WJS Canada has grown to employ over 600 …

Can Social Innovation Enhance Corporate Community Investment?

Since the 1980s and the advent of ‘austerity’ economics, the social sector has increasingly borrowed lessons from the corporate sector to advance important social causes. The massive uptake by charities of social entrepreneurship and ‘impact measurement’ have forever changed non-profit management. Today, though, as major societal challenges become everybody’s business, we’re seeing the reversal of this trend: companies are learning …

Leadership & change: the role of effective sustainability reporting

In the first of these articles on sustainability reporting, I argued companies need to telling a coherent story in their reporting across the four inter-related areas—setting the context, articulating their purpose, demonstrating innovation and showcasing impact. This makes the reports more interesting to read, and engages more people outside the business in sustainability programmes. In this piece, I am arguing …