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Latest News from Livingston James

Our latest newsletter is now live.  In it we share updates on our recent Virtual Board Trustee Forum, why our Values matter, the importance of developing personal resilience in a crisis, and an update from the food and drink sector on business continuity .Read the full update here.

2020-05-14T15:37:03+00:00May 14th, 2020|General News|

Value in Focus – Together we Achieve More

In earlier posts I have talked about how, with purpose set, our values guide our behaviours and consequently the experience people have when we are partnering with them. Once people understand the positioning of each of our brands, it is our underlying motivation (why / purpose) coupled with our behaviours (culture guided by values) that truly creates a USP. [...]

2020-05-07T14:04:47+00:00May 7th, 2020|Guidance & Advice|

Livingston James & SCVO – Virtual Board Trustee Forum

In line with our purpose to support people and organisations realise their potential, so that together we can impact lives and communities for the better, Livingston James, in partnership with SCVO, held the first in a series of virtual Board Trustee Forums. With a diverse range of voluntary sector organisations participating the discussion involved a [...]

2020-05-05T09:15:36+00:00May 5th, 2020|Events|

Values – Why they Matter

The global pandemic continues to ask tough questions of every person and organisation on the planet. One such questions is ‘why are we all doing what we do?’ And in an organisational context, another is ‘why should anyone else care?’ In an earlier post I addressed this question from a Livingston James Group perspective by talking about [...]

2020-05-01T16:36:53+00:00May 1st, 2020|Guidance & Advice|

Developing Personal Resilience in a Crisis

COVID 19 can only be described as a true crisis – an event we have never experienced before that has caused chaos across society and the economy. This overnight disaster is threatening not only individuals’ lives but the reputational, commercial, and strategic interests of many, if not all, organisations. People are being asked to live [...]

2020-04-17T10:21:57+00:00April 17th, 2020|Guidance & Advice|

Optimising your Leadership Team – Upskilling for the Crisis

Across the globe, organisations are facing unprecedented and unimagined disruption due to the coronavirus pandemic, creating a range of challenges that require immediate attention. How best should businesses look to address these additional challenges?  Whilst it is possible that leadership teams already in place have the skills required to manage the situation, adding further to [...]

2020-04-15T11:34:16+00:00April 15th, 2020|Guidance & Advice|

Livingston James is delighted to support Ypeople to identify two new Board Trustees

Ypeople has been at the forefront of supporting marginalised people and communities since 1824, working alongside children, young people, adults and families across Scotland to further our mission of supporting positive change in people’s lives. Ypeople’s mission is to support positive change in people’s lives across Scotland and they currently deliver services in Glasgow, Edinburgh, [...]

2020-04-09T15:50:30+00:00April 9th, 2020|Client Spotlight|

The Business Continuity Debate

Livingston James organised a virtual round table to discuss the challenges facing different business leaders within the wider farming, fishing, food and drink sectors. The forum was based around three questions and the input was constructive and lively with some positive messages for all those also trying to drive continuity and sustainability.  Here we look [...]

2020-04-09T14:47:33+00:00April 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Why we’re Taking a Purpose Led Response

For business, being clear on why we do what we do and why anyone else should care is never more important than in times of crisis and unprecedented change. Friends, clients, colleagues - these times, undoubtedly, are those. At the Livingston James Group, we are here to advise and support people and organisations to realise [...]

2020-04-08T15:44:24+00:00April 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Onboarding During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the UK entered lockdown on Monday, one of the key challenges facing organisations has been how to onboard new employees, both today and in future should even more stringent restrictions come into place over the weeks to come. Certainly, the challenge is one that goes far beyond the issuing of hardware such as laptops [...]

2020-03-27T15:53:57+00:00March 27th, 2020|Guidance & Advice|