Ability is a mix of skills and knowledge, applied with appropriate yet authentic and emotionally intelligent behaviour and attitude, and the ‘right’ level of intellectual horsepower for the level of work complexity faced. There is also one additional and essential ingredient that leaders require: an innate desire to lead and be responsible for people and their outputs.
We will help you to define the leadership that you require at each level of leadership work in 'observable terms' that facilitate assessment and development.
All too often people are hired on skill and knowledge (it’s easy to assess, and it’s teachable) and then fired on behaviour and attitude (which is less easy to develop than skill or knowledge). We would suggest that effective assessment prior to appointment circumvents this problem. See what our clients say, and look at our results.
We help you to assess, train, develop, coach and gain optimal returns from your leadership talent and through that develop your workforce’s ability (which includes their engagement), your workforce’s clarity (effective understanding of tasks, priorities, plans, roles, and so on), and your workforce’s working environment (leaders’ example, structure, processes and systems, etc). We help your leaders to create the ACE conditions for your organization’s success (which may be measured).
'What' Leadership skill and knowledge, which may be ‘taught’, this may includes but is not limited to:
'How' Authentic leadership behaviour and attitude (aka ‘emotional intelligence’), is n't readily 'taught', but may be nurtured and developed over time through coaching, feedback and reflection. We develop 'executive presence' with our coaches and partners from the world of theatre and performance.
'Thought' Leadership intellect – or the capability to work with complexity, which matures with stretching experiences.
In developing leaders and leadership, we adhere to these time-honoured and well-proven principles: