Making competent judgements about a situation based on limited information, a situation all leaders face, requires training, competence and experience. The most difficult element of this to gain is experience.
We excel at facilitating tailor-made courses held at specialist centres designed to help delegates gain experience rapidly and learn what ‘good’ feels like.
Why this kind of approach?
- organisations need to outsource these experiences and interventions to provide a safe environment where delegates trust they will not be reported on, where they can fail and learn from their mistakes without damaging the organisation or its reputation;
- organisations pay for these experiences because great leaders successfully assimilate and evaluate diverse data to build information in order to make judgement calls. Rapidly, to the extent that they appear to feel their way and lead naturally, this speed and decision results from practice and confidence based on experience;
- leaders learn to recognise where individuals apply their efforts and energies and to channel this in the right direction to benefit the organisation.
What delegates gain
- people go away enthused;
- because they try out and test approaches, and work through scenarios they learn what ‘good’ feels like so that they can take away this learning and apply it effortlessly in the workplace;
- experience helps them help themselves;
- there’s an ‘Aha!’ moment when they understand what works and what doesn’t and what they need to do differently to be successful;
- they learn this in a safe environment protecting both the organisation and themselves and can then apply this to the workplace.
What delegates learn
- what worked, and why?
- what didn’t work, and why?
- was it a process thing?
- was it a people thing?
- focus on purpose of groups clearly identified and understood by all;
- diagnostic on on-work scenario;
- how to translate the learning back to the workplace environment;
- it is about behaviours at work;
- behaviour drives culture;
- people get excited about making good and bad judgements when things go wrong;
- people come back because it makes a difference and helps them articulate purpose (we call these interventions);
- it is about getting people to follow you – i.e. the purpose of leadership.
We find people return to this experience time and again as they saw the value of everyone being on the same page; we help people do it themselves.