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Developing potential in consulting services
How do you ensure you develop an authentic leadership culture?
How do you gain deep personal insight into what leadership means and how best to practise it?
When a leading professional services firm asked us to help develop a new offering for their experienced managers within their consulting practice, we were happy to help. Innovative and surprising, we had an immediate impact creating positive waves in the organisation, and the project has become a showcase for our more immersive learning activities. While the firm already had a good management fundamentals programme, they lacked something to help more experienced managers who needed more stretch and challenge. They wanted something fresh and sophisticated to appeal to their demanding and bright leaders.
While the firm already had a good management fundamentals programme, they lacked something to help more experienced managers who needed more stretch and challenge. They wanted something fresh and sophisticated to appeal to their demanding and bright leaders. We needed to fully understand the culture and learning priorities of the organisation, so we undertook a detailed discovery phase, talking to managers and stakeholders in the organisation to really dig beneath the surface before we could design a bespoke programme addressing their specific leadership concerns.
Consequently, we developed a two-day immersive leadership development programme focussed on personal and team leadership, supported by 1:1 coaching and virtual learning delivered using our innovative digital learning platform. With strengths at its heart, we created an unforgettable learning environment led by a highly-skilled delivery team, including our rehearsal facilitators bringing to life real challenges faced by the learners. With challenging spiral exercises and live simulation, the programme put the learners through their paces in an engaging and impactful way.
Julie Blunt our Creative Director, who led the design on this programme, comments: "With outstanding feedback and real examples of a return on the investment made in the managers who have attended to date, the proven programme is now in its third year and is more popular than ever."