Development for Leadership Teams

One of the most powerful and useful team development experiences for leadership teams is to undertake an individually tailored leadership development program together.  Programs can be designed to fit with the role and purpose of the team, the complexities and challenges of the overall organisational environment and the shared leadership challenges facing team members.  The opportunity to discuss, and explore leadership models and theories and share challenging leadership experiences as a team builds skill, knowledge and capability at the individual level and simultaneously develops trust, cohesion, successful collaboration and mutual respect across the team – all powerful enablers of high performance.

For the first time in 2020, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, I experimented with developing intensive, experiential, on line learning programs and successfully created and ran a highly interactive, 6 month, on-line leadership program for the leadership team of a core part of an iconic Australian organisation.  I will be building on this experience to offer clients programs consisting of a blended learning environment part online and part face to face which draws on the strengths of both environments.

A blend of face to face and virtual is ideal for leadership teams since it is generally time effective and manageable in terms of commitment.  Ideally, they should be held over a number of weeks or months to ensure that learning can take the form of a rich, ongoing conversation about their experiences as leaders informed by appropriate models and research and with the opportunity to apply and test insights and practice new behaviours in real time in the workplace.  The greater levels of trust, goodwill, openness, understanding and respect which come from a collective experience of challenge and learning are also of immeasurable benefit to the leadership team.

Jane operates at a different level to many when it comes to a superior knowledge to all facets of leadership, dynamics and emotional intelligence. With an incredible skill at creating safe spaces for her groups, this allows participants to self-reflect, be vulnerable and ultimately grow as individuals. Jane works to great lengths to truly understand, empathise and then customise to the unique needs and characteristics of our team.

Having mapped out a leadership program predicated on physical working, Jane’s ability to adapt quickly to a full remote working approach due to COVID-19, is a testimony to her aptitude as a guide and facilitator. Even with the challenges of not being in a room together, Jane delivered a brilliant blend of teaching through applicable theory / frameworks, mixed with practical and online experiential activities.

In the few months we’ve worked together, Jane has already left a lasting legacy on our leadership team. We look forward to continuing to build in what we hope will be a long working relationship with Jane.

Joel Brydon Head of Digital Product ABC

Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people

Steve Jobs

A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is people who trust each other

Simon Sinek

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Challenging Group Learning Environments

One of my other great interests is working with groups to create dynamic, experiential learning environments that enable leaders to develop insight, receive feedback and explore and practice new skills and behaviours in a learning community that provides both challenge and support.

Creating an environment where participants feel safe enough to take risks and experiment with new behaviours and approaches alongside peers is, in my mind, the most powerful and effective way to accelerate the growth of leaders capable of responding effectively in our increasingly complex and dynamic world.

I am currently involved in creating such complex and challenging learning environments for the Executive Masters of Business Administration and the John Grill Executive Leadership in Major Projects program at the University of Sydney.  I also run intensive experiential learning groups as part of the Mobilising People program at IMD, a large Swiss management school based in Lausanne.

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Creating

Challenging Group Learning Environments

One of my other great interests is working with groups to create dynamic, experiential learning environments that enable leaders to develop insight, receive feedback and explore and practice new skills and behaviours in a learning community that provides both challenge and support.

Creating an environment where participants feel safe enough to take risks and experiment with new behaviours and approaches alongside peers is, in my mind, the most powerful and effective way to accelerate the growth of leaders capable of responding effectively in our increasingly complex and dynamic world.

I am currently involved in creating such complex and challenging learning environments for the Executive Masters of Business Administration and the John Grill Executive Leadership in Major Projects program at the University of Sydney.  I also run intensive experiential learning groups as part of the Mobilising People program at IMD, a large Swiss management school based in Lausanne.

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The greater levels of trust, goodwill, openness, understanding and respect are of immeasurable benefit to the leadership team

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