How did you become the leader you are today?
If you are taking on a new role in your organisation or a new job in another, how will you lead effectively in future?
Exemplary Leadership can be developed in every person who truly cares about leading people in line with their own values.
Developing the most effective style of leadership for your organisation depends on all stakeholders involved. It respects past experience and aspires to sustain future working relationships.
Simulations of 'real' experiences shared by peers are so much more powerful than theoretical models. Leaders attending this programme share their own experiences and compare with new learning. Participants are supported in trading authority for authenticity in their leadership styles, which they are able to develop and implement upon their return to work.
Strategy & Culture
"Anybody can copy your strategy, nobody can copy your culture. Strategy is made, but culture is painstakingly built." (René Carayole) Leaders who recognise and proactively support their corporate culture are those who achieve the biggest competitive advantage. “Strategy is great. But the culture is the driving force of the organisation, led by the behaviour of leaders. Not what they say. What they do." (Therese Tucker, CEO & founder, BlackLine)
People & PERFORMance
Successful leaders know their people and how to communicate with them. A western culture's view of leadership can very often be a challenge to introduce in countries which have not developed in the same way. Learning to read & respect values & beliefs is an essential skill of every multi-national leader. "Good leaders create followers, Great leaders create leaders." (René Carayole)
Understanding how a team performs from a cultural perspective is critical to enhancing customer focus and the resulting profitability that comes with it. What is it that people do or see others doing in the business right now? One area that leaders and managers have intuitively focused on is customer centricity. What does customer-centric really mean? What is it composed of? How do I know my organisation or team is focused on customers? The MRI model which we use breaks down into 8 areas of customer centricity: > Customer Insight > Customer Foresight > Competitor Insight > Competitor Foresight > Peripheral Vision > Empowerment > Cross-Function Collaboration > Strategic Alignment
A deep dive into your own path to success allows you to begin your journey to future leadership choices
- Choosing to lead with authenticity (as well as authority)
- From managing numbers to inspiring people
- Learning to listen - to self and others
- Dealing with recurring challenges of leading people
- Map reading - we all have a different 'map' of the world
- The P in NLP (programming) - 'the autopilot'
- How personal preferences influence leadership results
- Entering the 'Action Zone'
Who should attend
People with a passion to improve their leadership behaviours:
- new to a leadership role.
- changing from a management to a leadership position
- after years of leading would like to stop to reflect, before moving on to the next chapter
Being a great leader in the 21st Century is as much about knowing and being authentic to oneself as it is about knowing about others. Inspiring commitment in your team begins with knowing your own bigger purpose.
Why it works
The combination of deep reflection and practical leadership scenarios allow you the chance to discover new approaches which can only come from themselves.
The high degree of 'discovery real plays,' feedback and group discussion embed the positive experience needed to put your leadership style into practice.
You leave this training with much more than the knowledge of how to lead. You leave with a set of personal strategies which:
- remind you how to nurture existing successful strategies
- structure a follow up of mobile 'micro learning' (sessions of maximum 15 minutes)
- choose new habits
- monitor post course change