Leadership Programs

 

Our leadership development programs are designed and developed to meet each client's particular needs and objectives based on the following four phased approach. Our leadership development solutions include:

  1. The Leadership Effectiveness and Awareness Program - LEAP
  2. The Leader-as-Coach
  3. How to have courageous conversations and discuss the undiscussable

 

Leadership Effectiveness and Awareness Program – LEAP 

With increasing levels of complexity, uncertainty and volatility and the accelerated pace of change, greater expectations are placed on senior executives to more positively impact engagement, organisational culture and performance.

Senior executives need to be continuously learning – a journey that starts by developing mastery at leading self and others in order to effectively align and inspire employees to achieve the organisation’s goals and objectives.

Aims

LEAP equips leaders with the knowledge, understanding, processes and skills needed to develop a culture that inspires, engages and empowers others to continuously improve performance. The program focuses on 3 core development areas:

Leading self -Learning about leadership is at essence, learning about self and being able to 

  • develop one’s leadership brand and character and inspire others  
  • improve one’s emotional intelligence skills to more positively influence and impact others
  • know and harness one’s character strengths and be the leader people choose to follow
  • master the habits of personal effectiveness and achieve better results
  • work with diverse and multiple perspectives and make more informed decisions

Leading others -Leadership is about facilitating learning and enabling others to realise their potential by being able to

  • build trust based relationships and effectively collaborate to achieve better outcomes 
  • be an effective leader-as-coach and enable team members to grow, develop and realise their potential
  • empower others by providing meaningful and effective feedback
  • hold others more accountable and achieve better results
  • have courageous conversations and develop greater working relationships

Leading the organisation: Leadership is about enabling others to work and succeed together by being able to  

  • align stakeholders to a common purpose, vision, values, business strategy and goals
  • clarify the key success factors to achieving organisational goals 
  • leverage diversity to more effectively deal with complexity and encourage innovation
  • create and sustain client value
  • improve engagement and achieve sustainable improvement

The difference  

  • the facilitators bring extensive personal executive experience
  • it’s aimed at executives, senior and emerging leaders and provides a rich peer-to-peer learning experience
  • the content is structured on contemporary global best practices
  • it’s built exclusively on evidence based leadership models and concepts
  • participants have the option to receive post program support and coaching 

The Leader-as-Coach

Leadership is about facilitating learning – it’s about coaching others to grow in confidence and to realise their potential.”

To succeed leaders need to attract, develop and retain quality talent. A leader’s ability to effectively grow, develop and retain talent is only possible if leaders know how to effectively coach their team members. 

Coaching empowers team members to work smarter and build their capacity and capability to improve their performance. To establish coaching as a core leadership competence, leaders need to be equipped with the mindset, tools and skills to be an effective leader-as-coach.

Aims

To learn to be a Leader as Coach starts with learning about self and being able to

  • develop greater levels of self awareness - values, beliefs, character strengths, EQ, learning and thinking preferences
  • have a greater influence over and impact on others
  • harness the strengths needed to be an effective leader as coach
  • develop the strategies to master one’s personal effectiveness
  • develop others trust

To master being a Leader-as-Coach requires being able to

  • know when and why to use a coaching leadership style
  • understand and apply coaching principles
  • acquire and master the coaching skills and techniques 
  • be able to provide effective feedback 
  • be able to effectively facilitate honest and courageous conversations
  • be able to help others grow through holding them accountable

Benefits 

  • secure higher levels of team member engagement and commitment
  • secure greater levels of retention
  • empower others to achieve better results and succeed – willingness to go the extra mile
  • develop a learning culture in which others feel valued, empowered and able to advance 
  • acquire coaching skills and tools that have immediate application and benefit 

The difference

  • the program facilitators have extensive personal executive experience across a wide range of industry sectors
  • the Program content is structured on contemporary global best practices
  • the Program is structured on evidence based leadership models and concepts
  • facilitators have over 20 years of global executive and coaching experience
  • free service warranty with support for 3 months after completing the program  
  • our performance guarantee to achieve agreed goals 
  • participants are provided with post program support and coaching  

How to have courageous conversations and discuss the undiscussables!

At its essence, the problem isn’t with our actions, it’s with our thinking.  

Leaders and teams increasingly need to quickly understand and effectively address increasingly complex issues. With flatter organisational structures, greater interdependencies, increasing volumes of information and decentralised decision making, success ultimately comes down to the effectiveness of team members’ relationships and the quality of their conversations.

As a consequence, the possibility of diverging perspectives and conflict in organisations is greater than ever before. Despite being more connected, having access to more information and working longer hours, leaders are increasingly feeling overwhelmed by the demands on their time and attention. 

Being able to facilitate difficult conversations is a prerequisite to organisational change and adaption. This requires the cultivation of a mindset that facilitates the sharing of all relevant information and informed choice on what matters most - the mutual learning mindset. 

Aims

Knowing selfto master having courageous conversations, starts with knowing self

  • to understand why we get stuck in patterns of behaviour that have with unintended consequences
  • to recognise how our mindset may be contributing to the problem 
  • to be aware of how communication styles and habits make difficult conversations, difficult

How to have courageous conversations – is about knowing how to facilitate mutual learning

  • to understand the principles that underpin mutual learning 
  • to know how to design a conversation that is no longer ‘difficult’.
  • to learn to state one’s views in ways that diffuse conflict and promote collaboration.
  • to know how to ask questions that shift others’ perspectives and mutual understanding.
  • to master the application of a mutual learning mindset and behaviours to:
    • facilitate a critical performance review and feedback that is helpful
    • confront disrespectful behaviour, constructively
    • disagree with the majority of the group, so they accept others position 
    • say no without feeling guilt or shame.

Benefits:

  • Improve the quality of information flow and solve problems more effectively
  • Increase levels of collaboration to make more informed decisions
  • Build greater trust, commitment and quality in your relationships
  • Increase learning with and understanding of others 
  • Reduce stress and increase levels of wellbeing

The difference

  • Program facilitators have extensive personal executive experience across a wide range of industry sectors
  • The Program content is structured on contemporary global best practices
  • Program is structured on evidence based leadership models and concepts
  • facilitators have over 20 years of global executive and coaching experience
  • Free service warranty with support for 3 months after completing the program  
  • Our performance guarantee to achieve agreed goals 

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