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Learning is the key - no individual or organisational change happens without people learning. Some of this is quite practical but, in a chaotic world, much now needs to go far deeper.  People need to learn to think and work in new ways, to unearth assumptions, to release preconceptions and past ‘truths’, to focus on what might be ‘possible’ and let go of what they think should be ‘likely’.  Above all, they need to be able to drive the learning for themselves. 

That kind of learning is complex –and it can’t be gained in the classroom. Learning needs to be located in the real opportunities of the organisation and in the actual relationships and concerns of the people who work in it.  It requires a strategic approach to development and therefore we support our clients in the following ways:

Learning is the key - no individual or organisational change happens without people learning. Some of this is quite practical but, in a chaotic world, much now needs to go far deeper.  People need to learn to think and work in new ways, to unearth assumptions, to release preconceptions and past ‘truths’, to focus on what might be ‘possible’ and let go of what they think should be ‘likely’.  Above all, they need to be able to drive the learning for themselves. 

That kind of learning is complex –and it can’t be gained in the classroom. Learning needs to be located in the real opportunities of the organisation and in the actual relationships and concerns of the people who work in it.  It requires a strategic approach to development and therefore we support our clients in the following ways:

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

We are widely acknowledged for providing impactful leadership development through our unique results-oriented Self Managed Learning framework. We put each leader at the centre of their own learning, requiring them to take full strategic responsibility for turning the learning they choose into real action. There is nowhere to hide and within the psychologically safe/inclusive space we create, there is no desire or need to hide. We support each person to take a holistic, deep view of themselves and the context of the organisation in which they reside. Leaders learn 'how to learn' more effectively and how to support and challenge others in their learning through open, sincere dialogue. In this way, there is alignment between individual and business aims, real change in behaviours and mindsets and increased levels of transparency and collaborative working across functional divides. The resulting greater level of social capital, residing as it does in the relationships between people, quite simply a) makes the organisation a better place to be and b) positively hits the bottom line.

 

INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT 

We provide direct coaching and mentoring as well as developing coaches and mentors in organisations. We work at all levels though we have particular expertise in coaching and mentoring senior leaders.

 

TEAM DEVELOPMENT 

Team relationships are critical and yet a focus only on the team dynamic can result in a team that enjoys positive relationships but does not deliver against stakeholder expectations. Every team operates within a wider system and network of expectations and interests, so paying attention to context and relationships outside the team is essential for success. By encouraging teams to pay attention to the wider system in this way they have the opportunity to add more value.

People also need to be effective in a changing landscape of team-working situations.  Team memberships can be transitory; ways of working often need to be flexed and adjusted quickly (eg between in-person and virtual modes); a team’s priorities can be in constant flux and, overnight, the team itself may no longer be required.  ‘Team building’ (a static metaphor) development activities are less relevant in this maelstrom of unpredictability. We assist people to develop capabilities that can be applied in changing circumstances and sustained over time: how to create high levels of trust with others; how to develop the courage to be open and vulnerable; how to create spaces in which people feel both psychologically safe and able to explore critically what needs to happen, holding one another to account to get the job done.  

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