The leaders within your organisation are key to inspiring and motivating the wider workforce, and consequently driving success.
We have decades of experience in the development of leaders within a range of industries, resulting in improved leadership competence for the individuals involved. How we support this within your business will depend on the strategy, goals and concerns of your organisation.
What does leadership development involve?
Typically leadership development will involve one or several of the following areas:
Establishing a clear and robust framework for individuals and the business to measure the competence and success of their leaders is essential. Our consultancy team can assist in a number of different ways, including:
- Designing Leadership models and frameworks
- Design of Deep Dive modules for behavioural development
People learn best when they are having fun, and more importantly, when they are directly applying the learning to a situation.
Our experiential learning interventions are always designed to meet the development needs of those attending, and have clear learning outcomes. They may include activities such as equine guided learning, rock schools, survival challenges, or even Bollywood dancing sessions. The intent of these programmes is to take your people out of their comfort zone to enable more impactful and long-lasting learning outcomes.
Leading Clever People
Within all businesses there will be employees who have high levels of specialism within a certain field. This can present challenges for those managing these individuals, especially if they are not experts in this field themselves. We recognise the need for specialist development in scenarios such as this and offer Technical Leaders Programmes.
Our coaching offer is incredibly diverse, and incorporates a number of approaches, depending on the need of the individual and the business. However on the leadership level we focus on three primary themes:
- Coaching skills development
- ILM accreditation
The ability to apply newly-learnt skills in a practical environment is a key aspect of effective learning, but not one that is always readily available post-learning. To combat this challenge we offer bespoke learning simulations, enabling your employees to use their newly-acquired skills in a situation that is highly relevant, and closely replicates situations they are likely to encounter in the workplace.
Masterclasses are a highly effective way to deliver targeted learning in an engaging and informal way. The range of masterclasses we offer is extensive and the exact format, content and design will depend on the requirements of the individuals attending. However some of the recent masterclasses we have facilitated include:
- Coaching Skills
- Neuroscience for Leadership
- Multicultural awareness
Understanding the link between self-team-organisation is an important skill for effective leadership, however it is also important for individuals to appreciate the boundaries between each of these elements as well as the overlap.
Our consultants can assist you in building a culture where the self-team-organisation matrix is well understood and endorsed by employees, and also managed appropriately.
Programmes for Management and Leadership groups
Leaders at certain levels will naturally have different areas of interest and focus. Our consultants can help these cohorts understand the nature of their roles better, and support them in overcoming the challenges which are unique to their roles. Some of the focus areas may include:
- Team Management Programme
- Front Line Leaders Programme
- Leading for results
- Passport to People management
Teamwork is the foundation of any successful business. We have expertise in supporting teams at every level, and at every stage of formation, in building strong foundations for long term success.
We have had the opportunity to work with teams experiencing mergers, newly formed project teams, well-established teams experiencing poor performance, multicultural teams and remote teams. We are able to facilitate meetings, support the development of team charters, and run feedback and follow-up sessions to assess long-term success.
To learn more about some of our experiences in supporting team cohesion check out our latest case studies.
Employees at all levels need regular skills development, especially if their roles have recently changed or new systems or processes have been introduced. In this capacity we are able to support a range of skills enhancement including technical, behavioural and project management skills, all of which can be delivered on an individual basis or to a larger group of your employees.
Enhancing the performance of employees and inspiring them to achieve their potential is the fundamental purpose of a leader, but is not something all leaders naturally know how to do. Our expertise in this area provides your leaders with the skills to both directly and indirectly improve the performance of their reports, and may include elements such as:
- Design of performance processes and systems
- Development of skills in running these processes
- Performance conversations
- Delivering feedback
- Positively influencing a feedback culture
- Using coaching skills to positively influence behaviour and performance
Step by step we build something together