“In times of change, learners inherit the earth, whilst the learned find themselves beautifully equipped for a world that no longer exists” (Eric Hoffer).
Exceptional and pro-active leaders are expert learners, demonstrating authenticity whilst continually evolving. Even the most senior leaders can benefit from developmental activity. All our interventions are highly experiential and encourage adopting a “child -like curiosity”, to promote experimentation without fear. The ability to “manage ambiguity” is a core attribute of successful and resilient Leaders and Managers and a topic close to the heart of Lizzi, who is currently researching and completing an MA in this field.
Our range of Leadership support includes development programmes for new and progressing leaders, 360 feedback tools and psychometrics for established leaders through to executive coaching. We also provide Team Development facilitation to aid any Leader with harnessing the potential of their team.
Whether you are sole trading and seeking assistance with developing your business and managing stakeholder relationships or running an SME where your attention is on leading your business and teams of multiple employees, business coaching is an approach which is fully tailored to your agenda. Our coaches are fully qualified and accredited “executive coaches” working to ICF professional guidelines ensuring your coaching experience is productive, balancing challenge and support.
Effective coaches are change-catalysts with an aim of supporting short term targeted progress, it is our aim to empower you to develop self-reliant solutions rather than offering a long term “guidance”. Longer term assistance can be provided for start-ups through Business Mentoring and if this more closely aligns to your requirements we also offer this provision. An initial consultation can easily establish your needs to ensure you contract the appropriate assistance to progress your individual and business results.
Our leadership and management programmes are built upon a foundation of “understanding yourself as a leader, within context”. Attending to your individual core attributes we enable you to demonstrate authenticity aligned to cultural norms, whilst ensuring you maintain and develop your “Edge” and a high degree of behavioural flexibility.
Leadership attributes we develop include – self awareness, strategy and ambiguity management, resilience, innovation and enterprise, remote leadership, influencing and negotiation, change-management and many more.
Management attributes we develop include – tactical planning, project and time management, sustainability and commercial awareness plus others.
“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” (Jack Welch).
Our facilitators aid you in recognising your personal impact, sharing insights into NLP and applied psychology to build your ability to communicate effectively. In addition to developing yourself, we believe all great leaders value and respect the capability of their employees, we therefore also assist you to be able to promote and develop confidence, competence and commitment within others.
Four examples of our in house / tailored leadership programmes are:
THE SME LEADERMORE INFO SOON
FIRST LEADERS PROGRAMMEMORE INFO SOON
SENIOR LEADERS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (includes Remote Leadership)MORE INFO SOON
STRATEGIC HR MANAGEMENTMORE INFO SOON
Individual skills development workshops for Leaders can be found in our Learning and Development link here:LEARNING+DEVT
Understanding your team: their preferences and prejudices; their strengths and development needs; and how to maximise the unique qualities of each individual to enhance the greater whole… is perhaps one of the most exciting challenges any leader faces.
Our team development workshops blend NLP, psychometrics and team dynamics models to support your team in recognising and valuing differences within each other in order to establish successful approaches to communication. As with all our workshops we include games and activities to support gained insights into team dynamics and to develop feedback skills for productive working relationships – oh and these days are a lot of fun too!
Whilst we often use climbing, surfing and even yoga within team development events, as learning and development professionals, we are passionate about ensuring that activities have purpose. Of course having a day out with your team will aid team bonding, however, effective facilitation to draw out behaviour patterns and extract individual learning is “the difference that makes the difference” in terms of your return on investment. For those who are a little less adventurous, we can also run team days at your premises and include slightly less extreme activities. Contact us if you would like us to create a team event for you and we will be happy to consult and explore your needs. For an example of the potential structure of a “Team Development Event” – Click BelowMORE INFO SOON
As mentioned above, we can provide you and your team with psychometric profiling to assess personality preferences and identify how these preferences can be applied and adapted within a range of situations in order to improve communication. For more specific information about our range of Psychometric options – Click Below
Three-sixty feedback is an approach which allows your peers, line manager, direct reports and in some instances clients to provide you with quantitative and qualitative feedback on your Leadership competencies. with three-sixty feedback, you also self -assess. This can be completed transparently or anonymously depending on your preferences.
The format three-sixty takes is to have several competency headings followed by several behavioural indicators for each. The person “scoring” gives a score ranging for example from “five” for consistent demonstration of a behaviour versus “zero” for perceived lack of demonstration of the behaviour. There is also opportunity to include qualitative statements to elaborate upon scores, giving specific examples and these comments can be very informative. Scores and comments are collated and presented in graphs with sub-sections by “type of respondent” to identify themes. Your three-sixty feedback session includes coaching to identify tangible individual development outcomes and activities.
The aim of three-sixty is to gain awareness of how groups and individuals perceive you are demonstrating (or not) the competencies of a Leader. For example – if all your peers state the you are an excellent communicator and yet your staff are less definite, this creates targeted developmental activity for you. Perhaps you might score yourself to be poor at decision making, and yet others perceive you to excel in this area… etc
Three-sixty’s we provide can be in the format of generic Leadership competencies, alternatively we can create bespoke three-sixty development tools for your business aligned to your competencies and organisational values. We also support with engaging your team in the process of three-sixty, to ensure that the results are balanced and valid.
Our next 3 Day NLP Diploma course with places available will run May 15 - 17th 2013. We are taking bookings for this course now.
We will explore and experience a range of NLP techiques and develop some NLP foundation skills through actively applying NLP with like minded people.
This is a standalone accredited programme, yet also forms the first module of our 15 day certified NLP Practitioner course. Our training is highly experiential in approach and our aim is to provide you with confidence to put your NLP skills into practice. From day one our emphasis is placed upon balancing "knowing" with "doing".
For more information and to secure a place on this course please use the contact link.