Ongoing leadership development
Having a trusted partner to help the executive team to grow and develop was one of the most important outcomes of the leadership development program. Getting clear as a leadership team was an important first step, before engaging key stakeholders across the business. Having a long-standing relationship helped the leadership team to quickly and efficiently pick up where things were at.
“Each time we met we were able to progress without having to tell the back story.”
Fresh approaches to engage the broader team
The Leadership Sphere were able to help DesignInc with exploring key issues and understand the priorities that needed to be solved at that point in time. These issues were always different and required fresh thinking and new approaches, whilst taking into consideration learnings from past business activities. The Leadership Sphere helped DesignInc to ‘call out’ the issues and challenges and take personal responsibility for solving them. Once identified, work was undertaken on the most practical ways to engage everyone across the whole organisation to find the solutions. By aligning business strategy with leadership development that helped engage the broader team has been the underlying success of the partnership.
“The Leadership Sphere helped us to ‘call out’ the issues we faced. We were then able to work on the most appropriate ways to lead the organisation through these challenges.”
The ongoing support from The Leadership Sphere has enabled DesignInc to develop a leadership culture and structure that helps communication at the executive and across all project teams within the business. Incremental improvement over time has helped guide the business and is an example of how The Leadership Sphere can support small and medium businesses to scale their operations in a way that is inclusive and accommodating to the needs of the people that are responsible for delivering projects. It was felt by the executive that performance across business has continued to improve significantly as a result of the three strategic reviews in the last decade. It is also felt that the relationship between both organisations will continue to be highly beneficial to the leadership team over time and the success has been in the connection between business strategy and the leadership approach required to drive the implementation.