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In-Dialogue2022-09-07T19:58:17+00:00

In-Dialogue

Network and learn in a series of interactive webinars
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The Leadership Growth Helix

Explore the DNA of leadership development and organisation design

Earlier this year, we published our Advanced Executive Fluency research – conducted with input from 17 veteran CEOs – on the ways of thinking, acting and being that executives must become fluent in to lead well in our age of disruption and turbulence.

During the summer, we’ve been developing what the fluencies mean for leaders who operate below executive level, and we’re excited to continue to share this with our network, offering insights, resources and tools in the spirit of generosity.

We’ve called our latest thinking the Leadership Growth Helix and we believe it represents something very exciting in developing senior leaders in a way that’s aligned your organisation’s context and needs.

How many of the leaders in your organisation are having their development and potential thwarted by a misalignment between leadership development and organisation design?

Taking an example, a cohort of senior leaders go on a leadership development programme where a large part of the focus for development is on creating the capability to collaborate well across the entire organisation.

However, if they then go back and apply it in an organisation design that isn’t set up for collaboration and the measurement and reward structures are only for individual contribution, then they are highly unlikely to push through this and go against the organisational structural design that doesn’t support collaboration.

These two elements – leadership development and organisation design – are so intertwined in the DNA that we see them like two strands of a helix. Fully interdependent, each one only a fragment of what it could be without the other.

We believe that the Leadership Growth Helix requires

  • Aligning Leadership Development with Organisation Design
  • Elevating the Executive Team to create capacity for senior leaders to grow
  • Creating an appropriate container for deep developmental work

Join senior executive and HR peers for an In-Dialogue webinar to learn how to support senior leaders anticipate, navigate and lead in a complex world.

When?

Time: 08:30 – 09:45 on Friday 28th October 2022 online via Zoom.
You’ll be sent full joining instructions when you register below.

About the event

Join with senior executives and HR peers in a complimentary session that will help you to maximise the impact of your senior tier of functional leaders.

In an engaging and interactive virtual session, you will:

  • Hear about the ways in which we believe organisation design and leadership development can be aligned
  • Learn more about the four fundamentals for leadership growth as leaders progress up the organisation
  • Understand what is meant by ‘fluency’ for leaders
  • Explore the cognitive and emotional fluencies that are required of the functional leaders who operate below executive level
  • Consider the role of executive level leaders in supporting the development of these fluencies in the tier below them in the context of their organisation
  • Share experiences of leading in complexity and approaches to supporting leaders that are having a positive impact

Reasons to attend

  • The opportunity to hear in-depth insights and reflections as we have developed our latest thinking and how it can be applied in your organisation
  • A chance to reflect on the challenges of developing leaders in your organisation
  • Gain ideas on what you can do to support your senior leaders become fluent and enable your organisation to thrive
  • Network and share experiences with other executives and senior HR leaders

This is a free 75 minute, live and interactive session.  Places are for senior executives and senior in-house HR leaders who have responsibility for executive and senior leader effectiveness and development.

Register here for this webinar event

Our ability to recognise and manage complexity has been transformed by the work that Jacqueline has done with us. She is a respected and trusted advisor to our Executive Team.

Gordon Dewar, CEO, Edinburgh Airport

My team and I have benefited enormously from Jacqueline’s coaching and guidance. She is quite simply the best in the business in this space.

Ray Fitzgerald, President & COO, WW

We have worked with Jacqueline as a facilitator of change. She’s well-structured, direct yet empathetic, and focused on organisational excellence, illustrated with credible examples.

Richard Williams, Principal & Vice Chancellor, Heriot-Watt University

Your executive team has the potential to be the most potent unit of performance in your organisation.

Find out the key to creating excellence in your executive team.

Our ability to recognise and manage complexity has been transformed by the work that Jacqueline has done with us. She is a respected and trusted advisor to our Executive Team.

Gordon Dewar, CEO, Edinburgh Airport

My team and I have benefited enormously from Jacqueline’s coaching and guidance. She is quite simply the best in the business in this space.

Ray Fitzgerald, President & COO, WW

We have worked with Jacqueline as a facilitator of change. She’s well-structured, direct yet empathetic, and focused on organisational excellence, illustrated with credible examples.

Richard Williams, Principal & Vice Chancellor, Heriot-Watt University
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Our Practice Areas

Anticipate

Using strategic foresight to anticipate the future

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Navigate

Solving intractable problems and navigating complexity

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Lead

Developing executive capacity to lead adaptive organisations

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The disruptors facing business today are too challenging for your executive leaders’ primary focus to be day-to-day execution.

Yet too many executive teams fail to balance their functional leadership: a focus on execution – with enterprise leadership: ensuring the organisation adapts in our new world.

And so often the relationships between executive leaders are characterised more by competition than collaboration.

We can help transform the impact and effectiveness of your ExCo.

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