High Performance Consulting
In a competitive world, your organisation needs to aim high to stay ahead. You can't afford to settle for anything less than outstanding performance. Mission Excellence brings intellectual firepower and operational experience of the most demanding environments to help you solve or pre-empt your performance issues.
Get in touch to find out how we can help your team or organisation.
There is no typical Mission Excellence project, but we bring passion, subject matter expertise, objectivity and challenge to all our client relationships. We're not for everyone, but then not every organisation is genuinely committed to high performance.
Our philosophy is captured in The Business of Excellence (Bloomsbury, 2016) by Managing Director, Justin Hughes. Our approach is empirical rather then theoretical, based on first-hand experience of high-performance environments, and augmented by 13 years of consulting with, and learning from, our own clients.
We measure success by outcomes rather than activity. However, performance over the long-term isn't just measured by quarterly results; we help you build lasting high performance into your organisation's DNA. Clients we work with benefit from:
- People and leaders who are aligned with the organisation's values
- Clarity in vision and purpose
- Close alignment between strategy and execution
- Improved agility and innovation from fast learning
- Better business performance and bottom line results
We've helped clients across business, professional sport, non-profit and public sector. Some examples of how we have helped our clients include:
Strategy Consulting. Advised on strategy for FTSE-100 defence contractor. Identifed a number of new market opportunities leading to winning of unsolicited work from UK MoD.
Managing Change. Support of a long-established family engineering company undergoing transformation from contract engineering to aerospace technology. Supported MD to achieve clarity in strategy and management priorities.
Turnaround. A social enterprise went from a loss-making position and potential bankruptcy to achieving positive cashflows and balance sheet position with our assistance.
Bespoke Programmes. Senior team effectiveness programmes for clients including the executive team of a Middle Eastern bank, the operations team of a FTSE-100 logistics provider and a professional sports group.
The resources below are regularly updated. View all resources in our Insights section.
Delivering Operational Change
Mission Excellence supports a senior leadership team
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What are the key competencies required of a senior executive?
Mission Excellence MD, Justin Hughes highlights the challenges organisations face when they want leaders but they get managers. What are the key competencies required of a senior executive? learn more
Senior team effectiveness
Mission Excellence MD Justin Hughes describes the challenges facing senior teams and suggests solutions to improve team effectiveness . learn more
Red Teaming & Wargaming
Operations Director, Jas Hawker offers an insight into how organisations can adapt approaches used in the military to improve their ability to successfully execute winning business strategies in constantly changing environments. learn more
Stephen Bungay takes a new look at the problem of making strategy happen and finds an old solution from somewhere unexpected. learn more
Any leader who is striving to create a high performance team environment should read this gem of a book from cover to cover! It deserves to become the execution manual for any team or organisation that aims to achieve operational excellence.Costas Markides, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Holder of the Robert Bauman Chair in Strategic Leadership, London Business School
Justin Hughes' experience as a fighter pilot is highly relevant to teams everywhere. In The Business of Excellence, he has offered a vivid, compelling and highly readable insight into building world-leading teams and organizations.Dr Catherine Raines, Chief Executive, UK Trade & Investment
A new, fresh and engaging perspective on leadership and the creation of high-performance organisations through the lens of somebody with first-hand experience ... the clarity and accessibility of the insights mark this book out as truly excellent.Sir David Walker, former Master of the Queen s Household
Justin Hughes is that rare breed of consultant and commentator who has been there and done it. Combine that with strong values and outstanding communication skills and you have someone worth listening to.David Bellamy, CEO, St James Place
In The Business of Excellence, Justin Hughes articulates a clear strategy for the pursuit of excellence coming from his many years of experience as a fighter pilot and entrepreneur. I am a big fan of learning from other environments and highly recommend it.Paddy Lowe, Executive Director, Mercedes Grand Prix
How can we help you?
We are here to provide you with more information, answer any questions you may have and create effective high-performance solutions for your organisation.
Phone: +44 (0)20 3143 4100