Mission Excellence Insights

The following resources are updated regularly by Mission Excellence, subscribe to our Quarterly Insights Briefing to be kept updated.

White Papers

Insights: What you need to know about the Military Reserves

Government policy means that more Armed Forces reservists are being recruited by the MOD.  This paper explores the benefits & dynamics of the relationship for both employers & their employees who have commitments as a reservist.

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Reflectonomics: Learning to Win

Many organisations believe that learning and reflection are important, but there are few examples where that belief has been successfully translated into a winning learning culture. This white paper sets out the business case for organisational learning and the link to high performance.

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What Price Leadership

Published in September 2016, this paper explores the relative importance of leadership as one of the key competencies required of a senior executive. The case for investment in values and leadership is explored including the correlation between the strength of leadership and a company's value.

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Recommendations for Building and Maintaining an Ethical High-Performance Culture

In the wake of the VW emissions’ scandal, the latest white paper from Mission Excellence explores how leaders can grow their business with good ethics at the core of the company’s culture.

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Strategy, Leadership and Organisation

These three words form the basis of thousands of books, articles and executive education programmes. How do you cut through the noise? We have captured some of the key lessons and observations from our partner and Advisory Board member, Dr Stephen Bungay.

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Executing Strategy

Stephen Bungay takes a new look at the problem of making strategy happen and finds an old solution from somewhere unexpected.

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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.

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Management, Leadership and the Team Game

Justin Hughes examines, from a practical perspective, the systemic weaknesses in ‘traditional’ methods of assessment, training and reward for corporate executives.

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Performance, Culture & Risk

Download a white paper by Justin Hughes, Mission Excellence Managing Director, on culture and risk management

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The Learning Organisation

This paper briefly highlights some key barriers to developing learning organisations, namely time, organisational behaviours and competence, and offers some insights as to how to overcome those barriers.

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Case Studies

Our Videos

Leader of the Red Arrows – Safety Culture

The leader of the Red Arrows talks to Mission Excellence about safety culture and how the pilots are equipped to deal with operating in a very high risk environment.

External web link - https://youtu.be/hB1U1HLypNg

Senior team effectiveness

Mission Excellence MD Justin Hughes describes the challenges facing senior teams and suggests solutions to improve team effectiveness.

External web link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkczbSYqtJE

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?

External web link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E4ISzjy0pg

High performance teams

Mission Excellence Director and former Red Arrows leader, Jas Hawker answers the question he is asked the most - what is the key to developing a high performing team?

External web link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-gYwukjD9s

High Performance Team Programme

Mission Excellence MD, Justin Hughes highlights the High Performance Team Programme.

External web link - https://youtu.be/CtUHwOdKOqc

Leader of the Red Arrows – Leadership

Leader of the Red Arrows talks to Mission Excellence about leadership and what it means from his perspective. 

External web link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB1U1HLypNg

High-performance teams seminar showreel

External web link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diGCkztEOFw

Speaker showreel

External web link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQm6QsINXi4