Leadership development works when it helps leaders:
This is a tall order. Traditional solutions don’t deliver it. But forward looking organisations want their investment in leadership development to have business impact. This impact can be achieved, but it requires a shift in the way leadership development solutions are seen, designed and delivered.
As specialists in leadership development, we are particularly interested in pedagogical methods that enable the development of practical skills.
A great deal of executive education favours methods suited to the provision of knowledge. In our approach, while knowledge provision is seen as an essential ingredient, we focus on enabling participants to make sense of new knowledge, adapt it and apply it in addressing the real work challenges they face.
In our application of experiential learning, we frequently use practical, participative learning activities that involve participants in a behavioural simulation of the new skills they need to develop. We would also use the practice of ‘discovery’ visits to involve participants in visiting unusually different places, people and organisations that represent, by analogy, a new leadership insight or practice that underpins the leadership transformation they want to achieve.
Experiential learning, focused practice, behavioural simulations and discovery visits work because they provide an immersive and holistic experience that provokes both cognitive appreciation and emotional insight. They raise self-awareness, stimulate imagination, develop reflection and above all, they engage leaders in rehearsing and practicing the skills they need in a safe learning environment.
Together, with the right level of knowledge provision by subject matter experts, we are able to create leadership development solutions with greater business impact.
We use a set of principles to design and deliver solutions that optimise individual development as well as business impact. Tell us your leadership need and we’ll show you how our principles deliver it.
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