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Change makers, not just communicators.

Effective internal communication is vital to business success, but all too often practitioners have little influence at board level and their role is considered a conduit for communicating the need to change rather than being a catalyst for activating change. In the second article in our Activate! series, we speak to Tracey Collinge - independent consultant and regional volunteer for the Institute of Internal Communications North (IoIC).

Activate! Featuring Tracey Collinge

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The Power of Camaraderie

Welcome to the fourth in our series of Activate! articles. This time we are looking at camaraderie. We spoke to expert team-builder Chris Brindley about his experience in galvanising individuals into close-knit high-performing teams. Chris was previously Sales Director at British Gas and MD of Natwest. As MD at Metro Bank, he launched the first serious ‘challenger’ banking brand in a generation, with his ‘people model’ at the heart of its successful disruption strategy. He’s now an Elite Sports Business Mentor with the Premier League's Elite Academy Manager Programme, board director of Super League and Chair of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. Specifically, we spoke about how achieving camaraderie is the nirvana for any leader looking to transform their business through the power of people.

Activate! featuring Chris Brindley

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Agility: The quest to create value

Welcome to the fifth article in our Activate! series. This month we look at the concept of agility. For us, agility is less a way of working, it's much more a way of thinking that allows people to respond in the most appropriate way to meet customer needs and create value. But in a world where 'agility' has been reduced to a buzzword, how can business leaders unlock its real benefits and create that value? We spoke to Jonathan Tripp - Head of Boehringer Ingelheim's Agile Lyon Innovation Centre of Excellence (ALICE) about the relationship between agility and value - and how changing people's mindsets can fundamentally change business culture for the benefit of everyone.

Activate! featuring Jonathan Tripp

10 mins

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