Leaders who know their values and guiding principles, who put their values into action across their work, who remain connected to everyday meaning and their higher sense of purpose… can only do so because they have become self aware.
Leaders become better versions of themselves through developing an understanding of their preferences, prejudices and modes of operating - and their potential impact on others. We foster the ability of leaders to self-regulate and self-manage, to unlearn redundant patterns of behaviour and embrace new, more effective ones.
We will work with you to create a programme for personal leadership development that suits your organisational needs. If there are any topics you are interested in tackling that are not listed below, we are happy to discuss them with you as we design your programme.
Our Solutions for Personal Leadership Development
Leadership comes from within and self-awareness can jumpstart the process. Through conscious enquiry, we help leaders shape their sense of identity, strengthen their sense of meaning and recognise unused resources and strengths. And as their values, beliefs, skills and behaviour come into alignment, leaders experience increased emotional intelligence, resilience and the ability to operate effectively under pressure.
Resilience is the ability to mentally or emotionally cope with a crisis or to return to pre-crisis status quickly. Beneath the surface, the leader is using mental processes and behaviours that promote personal assets and protect themselves from the potential negative effects of stressors. In these moments of crisis it is essential to have the capability to deal not only with what’s happening outside but within ourselves, responding with an inner awareness to everyone around us.
Engage your organisation
Many companies measure their workforce engagement. But we help leaders ensure this is not a 'tick in the box' exercise, but a real force for transformation. Together we discuss how to work on your organisation’s levers and create a sustainable leadership culture where teams thrive.
Action learning supports shared learning from real business cases in a safe and inspiring environment. It generates ideas and fosters the sense of support to move situations forward, aligning ways of working within an organisation. We teach participants a format (or several creative ones) to discuss ‘difficult’ topics in the future.
Lead with meaning and purpose
When leaders are in tune with their sense of purpose and see how they contribute to something more than themselves, they tend to leverage greater performance and commitment. We work with you to help leaders develop the knowledge, skills and mindset needed to foster a deeper sense of purpose and create more meaning in the workplace.
Lead through Change
Building on the legacy of existing change management methodologies, we support leaders to develop the knowledge, skills and mindset needed to navigate and lead change productively.
Lead through crisis
Managing a crisis starts when there is no crisis - we help leaders recognise the early warning signals that almost always precede one. Leaders will understand the importance of personal character, corporate culture, leveraging an organisational ecosystem and how to learn from previous experiences e.g. the Covid-19 pandemic.
Inclusion is behavioural. Everyone has biases that influence their beliefs and behaviours - but they can be mitigated. Through inclusive leadership awareness workshops or transformational redesign of key decision-making processes, we’ll work with you to enable the right behaviours.
Strengths based leadership
Leaders working with a strength-based pay attention to what already works, appreciate their impact and explore opportunities to implement their strengths elsewhere. People using their strengths are three times more likely to report having an excellent quality of life and are six times more likely to be engaged in their jobs. On average they are 7.8% more productive and their organisations are 8.9% more profitable.
Use Coaching Skills
The use of coaching skills in everyday leadership enables leaders and their teams to work to their best, unlocking the potential in everyone for maximum results.
Internal Coach Development
Our coach training programmes are accredited with ICF, EMCC and ILM and are ideal for leaders, teams and organisations seeking to use a coaching approach to leadership.
Our global team of partners has over 200 years' experience of working with individuals, teams and organisations.
We'd be happy to talk to you about your own requirements and goals, and craft a solution that is specific to your situation.