For years we have been delivering customised change projects and leadership and team development programmes for organisations dealing with continual change and shrinking budgets. What we know is that developing the self-awareness, communication skills and overall emotional intelligence of leaders does have a significant impact on the way their team operates and delivers.
We are committed to making our training available more broadly to managers who do not have access to in-house programs and small business owners who are generally technically brilliant but may have had no training in how to develop or lead their team.
Our signature Leadership Essentials Programme has been created from all the programmes we have run and the lessons we have learned from working with businesses through the years.
It is a five module online course that kicks off in September and includes webinars, course materials, downloadable templates and frameworks you can use instantly. It also includes a private Facebook group so you can share what’s going on in your business and the leadership issues you are struggling to address. This is incredibly valuable as you will have people around you who are at a similar stage in their career with whom you can connect and ‘mastermind’.
Once you join the programme you have lifetime* access to all the course materials, and the Facebook group. You will also receive a whole lot of bonuses including:
- new topics as they are developed
- regular live Q&A sessions
- recorded interviews with leaders across a vast range of industries, business types and countries
- suggestions for articles and books that we have found and think might be useful for you.
*lifetime means for the lifetime of the programme, which we plan to be years and years. We do not mean your lifetime, although we hope this will also be years and years.
We help managers become leaders.
Developing and building communication and leadership skills for Managers.
Do you struggle to understand what motivates your team members?
Do you feel like your job would be so easy if you didn’t have to lead a team?
Do you find the issues around leading your people keep you awake at night?
We understand that often Managers and team leaders are promoted because of their technical skills without being given much, if any support, to build their skills in leading and managing people. For many this can be the hardest part of their role.
We have been delivering leadership, team development and change management to organisations for nearly 20 years and are now making this information available online for leaders who want to develop their skills but don’t have access to programmes through work.
Our online Leadership Essentials programme ensures participants can engage with the programme and make real and measurable changes back at work.
We focus on helping to develop self-awareness and communication skills and the skills it takes to build and maintain trust with a team. We provide frameworks and templates for planning, goal setting and communication that enable your team to deliver.
The five modules cover many of the key issues leaders need to succeed. These include:
- Self awareness
- Building trust
- Communication and work styles
- Leadership vs. management
- Strategic direction and goal setting
- Managing performance
- Having difficult conversations
- Leading through change
- Building your team.
The programme runs for five weeks with a weekly webinar, including a live Q&A session. The webinars will be run in the evenings and will be loaded into the membership area of our website so you can access them at any time if you are unable to make a webinar or want to revisit material.
Our online workshops are designed specifically for new managers and small business owners to help them make fundamental shifts both for themselves and their teams. The programme focuses on helping individuals develop their skills and apply them to specific work situations.
For more information on our upcoming Leadership Essentials programme register your interest by emailing us at email@example.com.
When we work in-house our programmes are often developed to cascade the learning and skill development from the senior levels in a way that ensures everyone is speaking the same language, looking for similar behaviours and working with one another to drive the business forward. This has the added benefit of enabling career development and succession planning at the leadership level.
Changing the way teams communicate and work together
We work with leaders once they have been through the Leadership Essentials programme, to help them implement their new skills with their teams. This support includes:
- lifetime access to the programme materials
- webinars on specific topics each month
- Q&A sessions
- a closed Facebook group where you can share your experiences, challenges and wins with others
We also work in-house with teams at all levels of organisations to help them address the issues that are critical for them. This often includes helping them build and embed skills, change culture, improve productivity and/or deal with challenging environments. They develop their skills in communication, goal setting and problem solving. The process also enables the team members to establish the culture and behaviours they want and to take responsibility for the team’s performance.
Our team workshops are currently only available in-house and are designed to help leaders and their teams translate broader business goals into meaningful team goals and measures, including values and behaviours.
Some of the Topics we cover with a team include:
- Team direction and goal setting
- Communication and work styles
- Removing roadblocks
- Doing more with less
- Having difficult conversations
- Building the team you want to be.
Any team that wants to improve performance and/or is struggling to meet targets and adapt to change can benefit. These programmes also help to embed leadership skills for Managers and Team Leaders.
When a team development programme follows and builds on a leadership development programme it has the added benefit of helping to create a cohesive culture throughout the organisation. This includes:
- a shared language
- a shared understanding of the business goals and measures
- A clear picture for each team and its people of how they contribute to the organisation’s success.
Helping leaders and teams adjust to and work with change.
Does your team suffer from low morale? Do you have higher than normal staff turnover? Has your team’s productivity declined? All of these could be symptoms of a team struggling to cope with change.
All industries are constantly changing. We work with the issues our clients are facing and focus on both the ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ skills required to continually adapt. We provide people with the tools to help them develop agile processes and resilience so they can work with change effectively.
Our Leading Change programme will be available to participants in the Leadership Essentials programme and builds on many of the skills they have developed.
Some of the Topics we cover include:
- Future direction – what it means
- How to develop an agile approach to planning and working
- Responses to change
- Identifying opportunities
- Leading others through change
- Building a resilient team.
Any leader of a team that is struggling to adapt to change or is in an industry facing significant change can benefit.
This includes relocations, shrinking budgets or mergers and acquisitions, where people are faced with different (and often conflicting) cultures as well as new structures, goals and tasks.
If you would like more information or to register for the Leadership Essentials Programme, simply click here, enter your details and we will be in contact.