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Growth Spurt May to July 2020: The Survive-Pivot/Adapt-Thrive trilogy!

With the advent of the COVID-19 crisis we pivoted our Business Leader Groups (BLG) model to a series of one-hour monthly webinars. In this challenging period, we stimulated critical discussions required between leaders to share best practice as they navigate through this period of surviving, pivoting/adapting and thriving during the COVID-19 crisis. Topics and strategies… Read More

New business Bounce Back Loan scheme

The government has announced a new scheme of micro loan funding which will be launched on 4 May to assist businesses adversely affected by Coronavirus. The Bounce Back Loan scheme will help small and medium-sized businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000. The scheme is capped at 25 per cent of turnover and promises a… Read More

Lockdown offer – 2 complimentary online training courses

Now is a time of huge potential change. So how do you improve your probability of change success? One of the biggest factors is the capability of your organisation and the people who work in it. To support you and your team members during these challenging times we are pleased to offer access to two… Read More

Business Leader Journey – a guide to navigating this difficult crisis

Navigating your business is difficult at the best of times. We may know our desired destination, but changing currents and weather often mean we need to correct our course. But what happens in a perfect storm? How do we react when it seems that our compass no longer points North? To help businesses who may… Read More

Charities – What action can you take in time of crisis?

Many charities are facing a significant reduction in their income at a time when the demand for their services for the needy and vulnerable is at its highest. So can you, and how do you, weather the storm? Are you able to draw down on reserves? Some charities may have unrestricted reserves that they can… Read More

Growth Spurt February 2020: Fast tracking implementation

In the final Growth Academy, before its evolution into Dafferns Business Leader Groups in June 2020, we focussed on: Authentic leadership and implementing plans in 2020, injecting new thinking about leadership high performance. Attendees took the opportunity to discuss day-to-day strategies with peers and left with practical tools to make an immediate difference back in the… Read More

Growth Spurt November 2019: People performance

Dafferns Growth Academy round 4, 2019: People performance – how to do less but get more from your people in 2020 In our latest thought-provoking workshop, we looked at emerging trends in people performance and took time to problem solve a real-life challenge facing each of our attendees. Achieving peak people performance is a never-ending balance… Read More

It all comes back to impact – ideas to consider at your next strategy away day

When advising charity clients on strategic risk, the first question we ask is: “Are you making the desired impact in support of your beneficiaries, and can you evidence it?” Charities are set up as public benefit entities. The objects of your charity determine the overall purpose to which the charitable funds will be put, but… Read More

Growth Spurt September 2019: Innovation

Dafferns Growth Academy round 3, 2019: Discovering what every leader needs to know to keep their business innovative. Business innovation is a catch-22, ignore the latest trends and get left behind, or get caught up in ‘the next big thing’ and risk taking your eye off the ball. At our latest Growth Academy we discussed the… Read More

Growth Spurt June 2019: Sustainable Growth

The June 2019 session of the Dafferns Growth Academy Taking control of growth: how to address the challenges of sustainable growth in 2019 Taking control of growth – how to address the challenges of sustainable growth in 2019 was under the spotlight at the latest Growth Academy workshop. Using the idea of ‘learning in the flow… Read More

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