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Guidelines for the development of joint ventures and partnerships

This publication provides an overview of the governance and operational aspects of developing relationships with third parties such as joint ventures and partnerships. It does not cover legal aspects other than a discussion on the typical roles and responsibilities of each party, and the importance of shared approaches to organizational values and the mission.

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Values and Ethics – from inception to practice

This publication developed for the Institute of Management Accountants in the US, goes beyond the simple development of a code of ethics and demonstrates how effective organizations develop their approaches based on a solid understanding of organizational values that are then drilled down into every aspect of an organizations activity such as planning, work flow, building external relationships and others. The document is a great guide for those wanting to build an effective approach to values and ethics in their organization.

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The Evolution of Accountability – Sustainability reporting for Accountants

This publication developed for the Institute of Management Accountants in the US, explores the developing area of corporate accountability referred to as “Sustainability;” the discussion focuses on the key aspects of the triple bottom line being economic, social and environmental reporting and shows why, in the emerging world of intangible assets, attention must be paid to enhancing transparency to protect an organizations value, and respond to changing public expectations of “corporate conduct.”

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Unrecognized Intangible Assets: Identification, Management and Reporting

This publication developed for the Institute of Management Accountants in the US explores the rapidly growing issue of divergence between an organizations book value and its value in the market place. In today’s knowledge society intangibles are a growing and significant force in enabling organizations to sustain their value model and grow their business, yet mainstream accounting is falling behind in its recognition and reporting of these valuable components of corporate value. This publication lasy out the case for a greater focus on intangibles that can be the difference between competitive survival and failure.

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Nicks reading list of useful books

This EXCEL spreadsheet contains an extensive list of all the books that have been a part of my library over the last several years. This list contains the book title, author, publisher and year of publication together with a classification of the approximate subject. I often refer to these books in my workshops.

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Read more about our leadership approaches

Effective individual leadership and team development

Illustrates our models for organizational, team and leadership development including business planning.

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Task relationship concepts

Illustrates the foundation of our thinking around both results and effective engagement.

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Leadership development

A summary of the 7 step process in effective development of leaders who sustain a desired organizational culture.

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The leadership development process

Summarizes how the RP5 business model operates.

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RP5 Model

More detailed explanation of the RP5 business model.

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Function of the Executive

This short narrative provides an insight into the challenges of delegation; while the process may be frustrating it is a key component of successful leadership.

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