Our Core Values
- Value for Money
There is a serious need for management and leadership development (e.g. 90% of respondents believe that low levels of management skills are having a direct and negative impact on the achievement of business goals.”- see references at the bottom of this page.)
APAO Consultancy and Training was founded to support individuals and organisations to live with purpose and a conviction that their organisations are not merely responding to their environment but purposely working to make a positive difference. APAO Consultancy and Training’s philosophy is to engage comprehensively & holistically with potential clients to advance individuals and organisations .
The above is represented in the logo of APAO. The logo…..
- as a wheel – different parts of the organisation in balance and working together. (“sychronisation”)
- as a ship’s wheel – moving progressively forward in – in individual growth and improving organisational performance
- as a compass – individual and organizational alignment to fulfill a common mission
- as a circle – approaching the client comprehensively and holistically
SOME RECENT FACTS
- The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) report ‘The leadership and management talent pipeline’, published in July 2012, found that over 90% of respondents believe that low levels of management skills are having a direct and negative impact on the achievement of business goals. (My emphasis) Go to www.i-l-m.com/downloads/Research_talentpipeline_july2012.pdf for details.
- The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) report ‘Leadership and Management in the UK – The Key To Sustainable Growth’, published in July 2012, revealed that only around 20% of UK managers are qualified and over 50% of corporate failures are the result of managerial incompetence. However on a positive note it was also found that management development can increase organisational performance by nearly 25%. Go to www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/further-education-skills/docs/l/12-923-leadership-management-key-to-sustainable-growth-evidence for details.