Transcend Change is a learning enterprise that helps others help their own organisation move forward in the challenging context of today and inevitable opportunities brought by tomorrow. Working at the Board and senior Executive level, Transcend Change seeks to resolve top level discontinuities; harmonise organisational activity; refine corporate governance; better ensure the assurance process; encourage cultural understanding and promote best behaviours; the acceptance of change as routine business – evolution, not revolution delivering programme management excellence in challenging, technical and highly regulated environments. . This is achieved through both collective and individual engagement whilst promoting the values of collaboration, independence, impartiality and transparency.
There is an intrinsic link between leadership, risk and governance. Whilst we are all comfortable with the individual elements, there are critical relationships between these 3 fundamental elements of business. Of note, experience clearly shows that these relationships are not well understood and seldom properly utilised either within organisations or during organisational change.
My participation as a former Force Commander in the Royal Air Force and as a businessman working across all 3 Sectors is that their understanding, associated interactions and dependencies are key to success. Exploiting this knowledge is essential for an Executive, Board Member or Chairman to be effective in role. I would hasten to add that this is not a difficult or ‘dark art’; it is in essence part of everyday life. Join me on a personal journey that reflects on who you are, what you do and how you do it.
Let your identity expose your power as a leader.
Let holistic risk management create the opportunity to make a difference. Let your identity expose your power as a leader.
Let effective governance ensure you set the pace in best practice. Let your identity expose your power as a leader.
Working with people is without doubt the most important and enjoyable aspect of our job. And it is people that leverage the future.
James C M Johnston
James is a highly experienced Public Sector Director, CEO, former Senior Officer, and pilot with comprehensive technical knowledge, as well as being seen as a professional leader in the business community. Johnston has worked at the heart of Government and in a range of senior Private Sector and operational roles. An experienced executive consultant, he is recognised for strategic leadership, and inspiring people to deliver organisational change and decommissioning success. He is a dynamic and enthusiastic leader, politically astute and a skilled decision maker who can deal with complexity and ambiguity, adapting rapidly to new situations, and effectively managing risk. He understands the environment and the importance of cultures and behaviours within organisations and structures.
James C M Johnston