Sunday, 31 August 2008

Growing the Pentacle Network

First rain, then sun then a deluge over the 'Growing the Pentacle Network' weekend at Pentacle UK. The virtual guests, Denis Rieu, Will Stevens, Jon Foster Pedley and Christophe Gillet brought the sessions to life with their descriptions of various aspects of life in Pentacle. This introductory session covered Pentacle staples for diagnosis, teaching and facilitating. Hopes&FearsTM led on to Killing aliens and FixItNowTM by BlowingBubblesTM through Foggy Projects to learn how to CO.A.C.H.TM .
The new members of Team5 learnt all about the customer's Learning2TransformTM journey whilst on their own transformational journey.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

If you can't get your point accross... Shout!

Do you want to watch Eddie Obeng shouting about Rabbits?

Brighton Rocks!

500 Technical Managers from American Express gathered at the Metropole Hotel in Brighton to discover they were the talent of the future. Prof Eddie Obeng's one hour on "Enabling Business Growth" was described as 'refreshing, powerful and motivational' and the delegates 'appreciated the different perspectives offered which cut through to the real issues in the workplace with great humour and energy'

Leading to results...

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The Future is a Blank So Use The Right Printer

Lexmark the global printing giant have turned to Pentacle to help to boost the leadership of it's major change program. 30 managers from across Europe are spending time at The Virtual Business School UK


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Inspiration? Monthly...

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Lost the ability to think for yourself?

Pentacle in the Media
Lost the ability to think for yourself?

Pentacle takes B-Schools by storm

Over the past month Christophe Gillet has been demonstrating Pentacle's thought leadership position in a series of sessions at CEDEP, HENLEY and ESC. The topic to shake them up? Innovation more....

Ever asked yourself "How do I...?"

Well now the answers are available from the new SolutionGuide and WorkPad portals...More answers to questions than you can shake a stick at! We have been collecting the questions asked in teaching sessions and now have written up answers and provided WorkPads for the most popular Click here

Best Practice Showcase and beyond

Eddie Obeng was the lunchtime keynote speaker to 750 of the most knowledge hungry programme project and change managers around who attended the Conference at the London Hilton Metropole They were definitely hungry because the lunchtime keynote was sandwiched between their first course and dessert! They heard Eddie speak about subjects as diverse as the "anxiety gap" through to learning about "risk management" from extra terrestrials. He finished off Eddie's Project Survey Map a guide to prevent project managers getting lost in their projects, More.....

New Rules for New Emerging markets - Eddie's Cornerstone book now in Chinese

Get a great deal on New Rules for the New World Eddie Obeng's classic on how and why great strategies and plans never deliver as planned, is available to you if you have the right language skills - Chinese
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Double Decker or Double Act?

When your team needs revitalising in the face of a publicity onslaught who are you going to call? No not the Ghostbusters but the Obeng and Gillet Double Act!
The A380 freightliner team were subjected to two days of provocation, inspiration and education by Eddie and Christophe.

Meet the World

Collaborating with de Baak in the Netherlands Eddie Obeng provided the Keynote to their global celebration. Portrayed WITH "Dreadlocks" folliclely challenged Obeng provided the virtual fireworks to energise the event. 'Rastaman education, Yeah!' by the Prof.

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Great Relationships ... at a distance!

Pentacle's Will Stevens continues his record of great applied training for Cadburys with his latest offering on Relationship Management - the twist was to deliver the training completely virtually. Many said it couldn't be done but with patience (with the technology) and dedication Will did it! Participants commented on what a new but extremely useful experience it had been. Will's work demonstrates how one of the UK's Most Admired Companies should have on its products a Pentacle Inside icon!

London Develops Creatively

AndyBurnett has proved that small businesses - can beat the big boys at creativity. Through a lively session he helped participants at an event sponsored by The LDA and London Innovation
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Virtual Working or Virtually Working?

Pentacle's Christophe Gillet snapped at work.
How many computers?

Design Your Business

David Kester CEO of the Design Council is passionate about transforming UK business through good design. However at the heart of the Council's organisation is a classic Pentacle Design - the OrganoWebTM. Pentacle's framework for ensuring that you 'never have to reorganise again because the focus, flexibility and joined-up leadership modern organisations need is at the heart of the OrganoWebTM

Success Manufactured!

The Success Factory is again helping up and coming Industry Leaders to take on board real challenges in 3rd party charities. Graham Wilson and Eddie Obeng kicked the programme off at the Factory in Cheshire More...

Partners learn about C21st Management

June Sebly of Henley Business School kicked off the session to 30 learning partners who had gathered to explore and understand more about what the challenges and solutions or the 21st century were More...

Tosca builds Trust

Eddie Obeng joined a consortium from Cisco, Unilever, Zurich and many other top companies in their exploration of how trust influences business performance

Not the Royal Academy!

The Royal Mail Academy Pentacle has been involved in helping the project team for get up and running

Project management in 21st Century - go to Delphi!

Oracle and Pentacle have begun a collaboration through Project Delphi to develop the VERY BEST REAL LIFE working approach to project management for this new century If you missed the webcast on 2 March you can download the interview here or at the Oracle Website join us on 19th May for on for a morning seminar entitled Using C21st Project Management to Improve IT Performance
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Rotten Apple Spoils the Barrel!

Building Reputations and Avoiding Risk in the Financial Services industryChristophe Gillet, Prof. Stephen Lee Will Stevens and Eddie Obeng explore the Pentacle Wave and Alien model in getting the message across at Barclaycard. Delegates on the Barclaycard Risk & Reputation Module of the Leadership Essentials programme sharing learning

NHS Scotland leads the way in 'New World care

Leading into no smoking day Andy Kerr MSP opened the Change convention at the Glasgow SECC with a dynamic presentation on the priorities and progress which had been made in Scotland by the NHS. His presentation ended with an upbeat video of the changes and improvements which have been made over the past few years. The session Chaired By Kevin Wood Head of CEO of NHS Scotland was was followed by a plenary session by Professor Obeng to the packed theatre

Best and Growing

Dobbies Garden Centres have achieved the reputation for being the best and are learning with Pentacle how to avoid the growing pains with which they are being rewarded

Playing at making money?

The popular Pentacle Money Making Machine simulation is now down loadable from the Pentacle Works Shop Try the 3Day Version Now!

There is also a Free Screen saver to remind you all day everyday about your Money Making Machine Available here...

Gibraltar Rocks

Change is always in the air - Eddie Obeng joined with the Commander of British Forces and his staff in a seminar on building partnerships for change. A surprise visit by the Chief Minister Peter Caruna and the leader of the opposition added to the relevance of the day

All Change in the NHS

Christophe Gillet helps Medical Management to produce practical tools
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Project Trouble

Eddie Obeng is still causing trouble at PMI

The Sweet Taste of Success with Business Growth Projects!

Danisco the world leading sweetener and food ingredients company has approved 5 out of 6 of this years' business growth projects. The projects are part of the DIMP Danisco International Manager's Programme designed and Run by the Pentacle team. Last time the Growth projects drove significant profitability in India, China, through new technology and virtual working.
Particular highlights of this year's course were Khalid Aziz and Luc Volatier.
The Programme is sponsored by Alf-Durch Petersen.
Tom Knudsen CEO designate spends time with the participants.

Fourth comedian is not so funny

When Rank Gaming decided to focus it's central services they turned to Eddie Obeng to work with them in Wales . The session was rounded off by three well known comedians

2nd Inspiration Evening in the Netherlands

Did you miss the first inspiration evening? Shame! Shell, Heineken, ABN Amro Akzo Nobel Bausch and Lomb and many others turned up to support the Launch of the Pentacle RABBIT model by Christophe Gillet Hans Le Fever and Eddie Obeng
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Pentacle helps launch Staff Development Festival at Leeds Met University

The launch of the Staff Development Festival began with guest speaker Dr Eddie Obeng, Learning Director of Pentacle the Virtual Business School, described as one of the world’s best e-learning businesses. Eddie captivated listeners at the Launch on Wednesday afternoon sharing his knowledge and tips for success in the workplace.

Entertainment? No - Real Innovation!

The audience at Cognis in Germany were electrified as Pentacle's Christophe Gillet with his cordless microphone headset strutted his 'funky innovation stuff' on stage virtually. Eat your heart out Madonna!

Laid Back or Forward Thinking?

Professor Colin Burns, ex CEO of IDEO Europe and now a core team member of Pentacle helps Innovation Champions from Allianz build their capability to 'sparq' innovation. By watching each other eat yoghurt, gaining insights from holiday albums and a host of other techniques the champions have been equipped to lead innovation at one of the worlds largest - and soon to be most innovative insurance companies. More...
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Organisation follows Incubation

The worlds fastest Foods group Danone, famous spent last year translating Pentacle's R.A.B.B.I.T. model for innovation into Incubator Projects. This year Prof. Eddie Obeng used a session in the a lovely Chateau d'Esclimot 30 minutes from Paris to explain how to maintain autonomy and flexibility and build even greater speed and alignment. More...