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Karen Thomas-Bland, founder at Seven, regularly writes and speaks on the subjects of business transformation, M&A integration, executive boards and leadership. We also contribute to leading business websites and publications.

Leading through the abnormal to get to a new normal

Leading through the abnormal to get to a new normal

2020 is shaping up to be one of the most disruptive years in centuries, with far reaching social, economic and political implications. What are the leadership challenges as we navigate through the crisis?
Maximising a company’s equity value

Maximising a company’s equity value

Whether an exit is intended in one or four years away, it is never too early to consider what needs to be in place for it to be successful.
Consulting, disrupted

Consulting, disrupted

Karen Thomas-Bland, founder at Seven, argues that disruption in management consulting is coming from platform and asset-based approaches and by combining diverse and specialist skill sets to create virtual teams.
Putting purpose on the board agenda

Putting purpose on the board agenda

Purpose isn’t your mission statement or your vision or values, it is why your business exists and it is now firmly being put on the board’s agenda. How do we ensure it stays there?
Business transformation 4.0

Business transformation 4.0

Karen Thomas-Bland, founder at Seven, discusses why the fourth industrial revolution means that everyone will have to develop skills and capabilities that they have rarely or never used before.