Core Values & Philosophy

Our Core Values

  • Professionalism
  • Approachability
  • Confidentiality
  • Integrity
  • Value for Money

Our Philosophy

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.