The Leadership Academy is aimed at the Senior Management/Director level. Not all leaders are CEO's, MD's or even members of the senior management team. Leadership can exist at all levels of any organisation including businesses, schools, sports teams and even families. This Academy programme will also benefit those individuals with the potential to step up into a more senior role or to enhance how they lead from their level.
The Internal Compass
Before we can lead others, we need to get ourselves in order as our people in all areas of our organisation look up to us for guidance, direction and behaviour standards. This initial one day workshop allows all delegates the opportunity to increase their self-awareness. As a character trait of good leaders this foundation day focuses on the 4 principles of leadership and how to apply them at the right time for the right outcomes at all times.
What is your Modus Operandi as a leader and how do you lead by example?
We work through the Success Formulae allowing moments to reflect and learn from our experiences without the pressure of the next meeting, email, phone call or other distractions.
Leaders will identify their winning habits and self-destructive behaviours as well as their stressors and coping strategies to manage their own Emotional Intelligence.
Where is there 'Wiggle Room' for Improvement and how to gain the confidence and deal with the imposter syndrome to be the best role model for all to follow.
Leaders will design their own Coat of Arms aligning to their values and principles to deliver authenticity in their leadership approach.
Setting a clear path of direction is a key role of a leader in any organisation whether this is from the very top or through a business unit or department. Using The Impact Model leaders can set and steer.
Communicate the 'Meaning and Purpose' behind your vision to maximise engagement and productivity.
Strategic planning and reviewing will enable a route map for everyone to follow.
Leaders will enhance their active listening by learning Advanced Communication skills to ensure their message is clearly understood and followed.
By understanding the internal compass in your people, leaders can enable them to deliver the results maximising on their Engagement and increase their willingness to perform tasks to the best of their ability.
Leaders will be able to grasp the 4 Enablers of Engagement, inspiring individual and team performances whilst managing workload and preventing burn out. Employee wellbeing is a risky subject in today's organisations and people want to do a good job, but don't want work to dominate their entire life. This module gives leaders the knowledge, skills and pragmatic tools to achieve this harmonious relationship.
Leaders will get the opportunity to audit their team performance and the ways and means to nurture better team working through mentoring, development and coaching and how to balance Delegation and Control.
Any leader who states their leadership style as a dominant style is redundant in the modern world. Leaders need to be adaptable to their audience and, whilst being assertive and decisive, they need a tool box of different approaches to arrive at the best solution. This interactive and investigative module discovers the benefits of a range of different approaches including:
Additionally leaders will learn how to Lead Change in their organsiation by identifying why people typically resist change (The Change Curve) and how to roll with resistance to direct people through the growing pains to higher productivity and best implementation.
The Leadership Academy is delivered as both an in-house bespoke programme for up to 15 delegates and as an open programme.
In-house programmes start at £7,500 for 4 full day interactive workshops with unlimited phone coaching and support.
This typically spans 4-5 months.
The open programme is delivered over 5 full days where the final day comprises the Leadership Bootcamp giving delegate leaders the opportunity to hone their skills in an outdoor project based day with 360 degree feedback to enable their learning to be fully implemented in their workplace.
The cost for this 5-6 month programme is £1,295 per delegate.
Taking that step up to senior management requires a new skill set as well as people management skills, you need to understand strategy, be able to communicate with a vast amount of different stakeholders and learn to enable people and let them get on with the role you hired them to do. The Leadership Academy is a progressive development programme enabling leaders from any background to gain the neccesary skills and experience to steer their organisation so their managers can drive the performance and their people can deliver the results.
“ Having been on leadership and management training throughout my career and been sceptical about the effectiveness, Expressions completely changed my perception. The programme was geared to our specific needs and has been a revelation. For a team about to grow and for a business about to relocate, it was exactly what we needed. We are now implementing further training, through Expressions, for the rest of the company”
Mathew Prestwich - Partner R&G Herbs