Grow Your Own Business Leaders

Talent Management is defined as a process that ensures organisations have the quantity and the quality of people in place to meet their current and future business priorities.

Few, if any, organisations today have an adequate supply of talent in their pipeline. Gaps exist at the top of the organisation, in the mid-level ranks and at the front lines. Talent is an increasingly scarce resource so it must be managed to the fullest effect. Recent research by DDI (Development Dimensions International) and the EIU (Economic Intelligence Unit) found that 55% of executives said that their firms’ performance was likely to suffer in the near future due to insufficient leadership talent. The reality is that employees are also more specific about their expectations from work such as:

  • Increasingly interested in having challenging and meaningful work
  • More loyal to their profession than to the organisation
  • Less accommodating of traditional structures and authority
  • More concerned about work-life balance
  • Prepared to take ownership of their careers and development

The ability to effectively hire, retrain, deploy and engage talent at all levels is really the only true competitive advantage an organisation has. Accordingly, our approach to Talent Management outlines a robust and complete proposal for addressing this challenge. We have designed it to take into consideration the challenges facing organisations as well as employee expectations as outlined above.

   

We have grouped the themes into Lamp, Lifeboat and Lighthouse in line with three separate programmes for Front Line Managers, Middle Managers and Senior Leaders. This is based on a famous quote from Jalaluddin Rumi as shown above and adapted during World War 2 to inspire courage and leadership among army management.

Overview of Lamp, Lifeboat and Lighthouse Leadership Programmes

“Be a lamp, a lifeboat or a lighthouse.” – Jalaluddin Rumi.

Be a Lamp: From a leadership standpoint, this means to show people the way.

As a first-time leader or manager of people, you have to show your followers the way using the light of your own lamp. This means that you must be ready and able to shine as brightly as possible so that others will be inspired to follow you. By learning how to be a Lamp, you will learn the basic tenets of Leadership and Management so that you have enough light in your Lamp for yourself and those who report to you.

Below is an overview of the 5 day programme for front line Managers:

Topic Day 1
Self-Awareness
Day 2
People Management & Process
Day 3
Clarity of Purpose
Day 4
Stakeholder Management
Day 5
Strategy Appreciation
8:00am Welcome & Review Welcome & Review Welcome & Review Welcome & Review Welcome & Review
8:40am Identifying your values – balance work and life Why you:

Confidence to Lead

Getting results through others Who do you work for The language of Strategy
9:30am Personality Profile Managing yourself Delegating effectively Customer and Client communication (DISC model) Interpreting Strategy
11:00am How do you learn? Getting to know your people – building trust What you should be doing Assessing relationships Communicating Strategy
12:00pm Your key strengths Setting expectations Knowing your business Building trust Creating a vision
1:00pm Lunch & Guest Speaker Lunch & Guest Speaker Lunch & Guest Speaker Lunch & Guest Speaker Lunch & Guest Speaker
2:00pm Areas you need to develop Conflict Recognition and Management Task and Social responsibilities Networking Contributing to Strategy
3:00pm Reflective Practice Giving Praise & Feedback Mixing and Mingling Risk Management Securing Resources
4:00pm Reviewing your own performance Managing Time Setting targets for yourself and others Pleasantly surprising others Influencing strategy
5:00pm Actions & Wrap Actions & Wrap Actions & Wrap Actions & Wrap Actions & Wrap
Be a Lifeboat: How can someone be a lifeboat?

When a leader is a lifeboat, they must ensure that they are thinking of their followers. They are keeping them afloat and helping them out. A leader is someone that can fill many roles. When you are having trouble doing something, who do you go to? Your leader! A good leader can show you things you didn’t know, and help you do things that you are having trouble with. The Lifeboat Programme will suit Middle Managers who may have a larger team reporting into them and who have to help solve more complex problems with their team members, while all the time helping them to learn and ultimately, save themselves! Below is an overview of the 5 day programme for front Mid-Level Managers:

Topic Day 1
Advanced People Management Skills
Day 2
Impact of Self on others
Day 3
Motivating Others
Day 4
Stakeholder Management
Day 5
Strategy Implementation
8:00am Welcome & Review Welcome & Review Welcome & Review Welcome & Review Welcome & Review
8:40am Situational Management Self-Reflection Motivation Models Negotiating & Influencing Models Interpreting and Influencing Strategy Models
9:30am Key skills & attributes required to Manage a team Planning, Organising, Setting and Communicating Expectations to others Building sustainable relationships with internal and external parties & Managing Millennials Cultural and diversity awareness Devising a ‘local’ strategy for a project
11:00am Working through Conflict Ensuring equity and fairness on the team (prevention of bias) Promoting Ethics and Accountability Communication in a crisis Conducting strategy reviews in meetings and off-sites
12:00pm Performance Management Critical Communication Presenting with Purpose Managing Staff, Clients, Senior Leaders, Peers and Team Setting Aims, Goals and Objectives to implement strategy
1:00pm Lunch & Guest Speaker Lunch & Guest Speaker Lunch & Guest Speaker Lunch & Guest Speaker Lunch & Guest Speaker
2:00pm Empowering & Inspiring others Leading by Example:

Disagreeing Agreeably, Apologising responsibly and Asking for Help

 

Presenting with Purpose Project Management (Progress tracking using a set of templates for Planning, Execution, Risk, Quality, HSEQ & Sustainability) Balancing competing demands for resources
3:00pm Project Management Principles Project Management (Planning Stage) Enabling Change & Innovation Facilitating Strategy Alteration
4:00pm Project Management (Start-up Stage) Project Management (Commercial viability) Project Management (Execution Stage) Project Management (Closure)
5:00pm Actions & Wrap Actions & Wrap Actions & Wrap Actions & Wrap Actions & Wrap
Be a Lighthouse: What can you do to be a better Senior Leader?

Be a Lighthouse. When you first started, were you already navigating the various challenges and choppy waters alone and successfully? Or did you have someone helping you, listening to you, showing you the way, helping you avoid trouble? That person was your Lighthouse, helping you by providing you and your team with far-reaching wisdom and the benefit of their extensive experience in the industry. These people are problem solvers, networkers, advisors, advocates and naturally move both the business and their teams forward. The Lighthouse Programme is designed for Senior Leaders to equip them with the knowledge, skills and attributes to serve their team (s) and the organisation to their full potential.

Topic Day 1
Leading People
Day 2
Selecting & Leading a Team
Day 3 Building Effective Teams Day 4
Key Account Management
Day 5 Strategy Cascade & Development

 

8:00am Welcome & Review Welcome & Review Welcome & Review Welcome & Review Welcome & Review
8:40am Serving others Team Building Theory Understanding Personality Styles Identifying business opportunities Strategy Formation
9:30am Leading without a title Competency Gap Analysis Working with a team in crisis Securing new business Writing Policy Documents
11:00am Leading Millennials and bridging generation gaps Interviewing & Hiring for Success Addressing the Social Agenda with teams Commercial Awareness in Self & Others Securing Commitment from stakeholders
12:00pm Inspiring Commitment Interviewing & Hiring for Success Coaching Skills Building & Nurturing Relationships Adapting Strategy if required
1:00pm Lunch & Guest Speaker Lunch & Guest Speaker Lunch & Guest Speaker Lunch & Guest Speaker Lunch & Guest Speaker
2:00pm Situational Leadership Setting Team Expectations Effective Team Meetings Balancing the Sale with the Delivery Innovative Thinking
3:00pm Continuous Development of Self & Others Leading people through Change Holding a Team Accountable Working with Clients, Suppliers, Buyers & others Strategy Execution through others
4:00pm Seeking Feedback Team Time Management Ethics and Accountability Communicating Change & Seeking feedback Shaping the future of the organisation
5:00pm Actions & Wrap Actions & Wrap Actions & Wrap Actions & Wrap Actions & Wrap

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