Brexit for Infrastructure: Strong Leadership Required

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So the people of Britain have pushed the nuclear button on our relationship with Europe. As the analysts (and financial tipsters) pick their jaws up off the floor, let’s examine the effect on the major infrastructure and construction industries. The chances of a Scottish block or a second referendum for England are extremely low, but there’s a big difference between complete disengagement and an arms-length relationship. There is therefore plenty of uncertainty: Right to play: Our right to bid to participate in projects depends on the nature of our new relationship. If we remain in the EEA and still play …

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Five Secrets

Five Secrets the Project Management Books won’t Tell You!

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A2B Excellence are regular contributors at the Young Rail Professionals group – an informal gathering of tomorrow’s rail leaders, which now numbers over 1900 members. Our most recent presentation, “5 Secrets the Project Management Books Won’t Tell You” was both well-received and rigorously questioned; and for those of you who couldn’t make it, it’s now available online. We’ll show you: Why successful project management is about people, not processes. Useful things you can do in your organisation right now, at no cost, to improve your success rate and; How to deploy your resources to keep projects on time, on budget and …

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Working in a large business? Frustrated? Watch this!

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We’ve gone video crazy in the A2B office – here’s our second one of the week. A2B Consultant Cari Hewer discovered this piece from long-time US consultancy, Bain & Co. It’s a superb discussion of why inertia seeps into large organisations. Officially, it’s an answer to entrepreneurs and founders who successfully make that miracle transformation from minnow to giant, and then wonder why their astronomical growth starts to tail off, why the flavour of the business has changed, why they spend so much time buried in spreadsheets and yet still have no idea what’s actually going on. And indeed, there …

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Got 90 seconds? Watch this video

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A2B Excellence Principal Consultant, Drew Barritt, unearthed this little gem of a video (we’d love to take credit for it, but it’s not our own production) on the concept of “Change Leadership” – and we’d love to share it with you. We think it’s a very concise and articulate message – and well worth 90 seconds of your time.

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