DataWise Intelligence offers an approach on managing and storing information which can transform organisations and help them grow. However it can be tricky to explain to a non-technical audience. Scroll down to see how Penleaf helped.
How we helped
About the organisation
Almost every company has key data and understanding trapped in multiple systems and in people’s heads. Gaining insight and making best use of that knowledge can seem somewhere between difficult and impossible. Yet it is probably one of the most important issues facing companies struggling to grow and be profitable. DataWise Intelligence is a team of consultants able to give support by first addressing the need to take a holistic approach to the issue of data, and then working with your organisation to map out the approach for its effective exploitation.
DataWise offers an approach to managing information which many organisations of all size and type might find transformative. However, a consultant there approached Penleaf because he was struggling to communicate their offer in a way that made it understandable to a non-technical person.
The role of Penleaf
Jenny used her editing skills to help the DataWise Intelligence consultant improve the first draft of a project proposal. In addition, she worked on one or two of his blogs to illustrate how he could communicate difficult concepts more clearly. Separately, and as a result of a shared interest in supporting charity leaders, the consultant invited Jenny to give a talk on the subject of ‘Leadership by Consent’ at an Ella Forum.
Jenny has that magical ability as a Leadership specialist, built from her own hard CEO experience, to engage empathetically and respectfully with other Managing Directors and Executive Teams who are seeking to improve their performance.
Her own journey through classical top-down management, working with and understanding visionaries and where they fail to lead others with them, and on to Leadership by Consent makes her an outstanding Speaker and Coach.
Engaged, she will be an inspiring contributor for any business or charity seeking to transform themselves to cope with working in times of austerity, adapting to a younger generation’s engagement and reward expectations, and all within an expanding digital economy too.
Marvellous – perceptive, considerate and a pleasure to work with.
What we do
Katie Parker, Community Partnerships Manager, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
'Jenny brings great insight and clarity to any project or programme she is working on. She is able to engage and collaborate across organisations and systems, and lead with clear values and integrity. An articulate communicator and a valued colleague, Jenny brings depth, knowledge, experience and most importantly compassion and humanity to everything she does.’
Peter Maynard, Practice Business Manager, Horfield Health Centre, Bristol
‘Jenny has the rare skill of being able to distil down difficult and complex matters into logical and succinct reports, so that I always feel I have enough information to allow me to question, debate and decide what to do. The fact she does all the above with good humour and grace is just the icing on the cake.’
Peter Gibbons Chief Security Officer, Network Rail
The ethics and values Graham brought to Network Rail represented a clear change to a more compassionate and engaged senior team, which really helped me develop our capability in my particular area of the business.
Siobahn Ritchie, Resourcing Business Partner, Network Rail
Graham is one of the most collaborative, authentic, approachable, and inspiring leaders I have met. I am grateful that I had the chance to work with him.
I have huge respect and admiration for Graham. Definitely the first time in my 12 years I found an exec to be completely approachable and treat everyone the same.
Things we care about
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