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How to develop a Leadership Development programme

Our previous article looked at how to get the most from Leadership Development. We covered the reasons for investing in leadership development, the scenarios where it’s needed and ultimately, how to make sure it works for both leaders and their organisations.

This month we are getting into the detail as we explore how to develop a leadership development programme itself. And, as is often the case, there’s a bigger picture to consider. You can’t develop leaders if you don’t have a vision for the organisation you are developing them for.


How to get the most from Leadership Development

Being a leader or technical expert might carry a leadership title, but that doesn’t mean the team will align. So how do you actually lead and take your people with you? By becoming the confident and engaging leader that others choose to follow.

In this article we look at the reasons for investing in leadership development, the scenarios where it’s needed and ultimately, how to make sure it works for both leaders and their organisations.


Inspirational leadership

You are in a leadership position, but it’s your ability to bring your people with you that will see your visions become reality.

So, how can you get the right response from your people at a time when it matters more than ever? In our view, much relies on a more human style of leadership. We think this has always been at the core of well led organisations. It’s about creating a real connection, one that people choose to follow simply because they want to.


How to make lasting change actually happen

It’s one thing to know you want change to take place, it’s another to see that change become reality. Awareness is only the start, you need to be able to take action - congruent, consistent and real action. And if you are a leader, you’ll only see the change you want if you can take your people with you.


How to retain your exceptional people - strategy tips for 2022

As we close another turbulent year in the world of work, it is increasingly clear that the biggest challenge for organisations next year will be retaining their exceptional people. 

We started to read about the ‘great resignation’ in the summer with research from Microsoft predicting that up to 40% of the global workforce were re-evaluating their careers.


How to embed a culture of wellbeing in your organisation

Despite the pressures of the pandemic on home and work-life, especially impacting on mental health, new research finds that actual take up of wellbeing programmes is running at 23%. (HBR/Gartner 2021). This is despite much higher numbers of employees admitting to mental health issues.


Managing burnout back in the physical workplace

Burnout has been one of the most talked about organisational topics throughout the pandemic. As business and government press for a return to office life, the organisations that stand the best chance of successfully managing burnout will be those that recognise what has happened to their people while they’ve been away. There’s a lot more behind the problem than workload.


Building sustainable behaviours in organisations

The high profile of sustainability in business means you may be thinking this is another blog about doing business without negatively impacting the environment. It’s not - although minimising environmental impact is an important consideration for any business.


Resetting your boundaries when back in the workplace

One of the benefits of remote working has been the ability, at least to some extent, to set and protect our personal boundaries. We were able to keep at a distance those intrusions which caused a drain on our time, brought unwelcome criticism or were just downright nosy.


Gareth Southgate - a leader winning through a coaching approach

Once again, Gareth Southgate is winning plaudits for his leadership style. And this time, it’s taken England all the way to the final of Euro 2020.

While his famous waistcoat from the World Cup 2018 has been dropped, there’s been no change in the effectiveness of Southgate’s leadership, both off and on the pitch.


How to protect and communicate your time boundaries

Many of the stressful situations we get ourselves into happen because we don’t have as good a grasp of our time boundaries as we thought - if we’d even considered them at all. As a consequence, interactions with others can end up being frustrating and unfulfilling, and what we really want to achieve doesn’t get done. Sound familiar?


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