A new book reveals the inside story of how 12 Powerhouse organisations across sport, arts, education, medicine and commerce lead their respective fields, and provides valuable lessons for ambitious business leaders
How does the Kirov Ballet manage to produce generation after generation of exceptional ballerinas? How does the Finnish School System continue to break conventions to achieve world-leading results in education?
Each of these organisations has managed to consistently outperform its competition and sustain its position at the top of its game, yet at face value they may not immediately appear to have much in common.
As a new book reveals, all of these Powerhouse organisations established their status by design rather than accident, and by understanding the inside stories of twelve world-leading organisations, the book unlocks invaluable lessons that business leaders can use to raise their own performance bars.
The authors, Brian MacNeice and James Bowen are the founders and Managing Directors of Kotinos Partners, a consultancy specialising in working with business leaders to achieve sustained high performance.
Powerhouse includes immersive research and detailed first-hand interviews with leaders to provide a unique and exclusive inside look into how the following organisations really work:
Small nation has become a consistent, dominant force in world rugby, driven by feedback-rich culture, investing energy in continual learning and frequent performance conversations.
Consistently ranked as world-leading education system. Breaks rules of conventional wisdom for most education systems by giving good people the autonomy to make decisions.
World-famous conservatoire maintains a small performance gap between members to drive constantly improving standards for all.
Iconic fighting force always working to ensure high standards are engrained in its DNA.
Nobel prize-winning emergency aid agency winning hearts and minds around the world through its clear sense of purpose.
A long-standing top dog of the global automotive industry due to culture of continuous improvement, delivering on short-term commitments while enabling long-term growth.
Indian's top conglomerate, leaders in industry and philanthropy across more than 100 countries by implementing a consistent, balanced code or governance that allows leaders to lead and people to do what needs to be done.
Widely regarded as the best-run baseball team in the US, consistently outperforming big-spending rivals by focusing on employee engagement.
Producing some of the world's finest performers for over 200 years by instilling resilience at an individual and an organisational level
The largest not-for-profit medical group practice in the world built upon commitment to teamwork and collaborative medicine.
Nobel prize-winning lender combining commercial success with transforming lives, following its ambition to eliminate poverty in Bangladesh.
Pioneer of low-cost air travel leading customer service and satisfaction by intelligently using measures to drive performance and achievement.