Effective Leadership

Review

Develop

Inspire

‘Great leadership’ drives high employee engagement, motivation and performance. In a time when people are more loyal to their team than their organisation, creating a cadre of excellent leaders, who are invested in and motivated to stay with you, is vital. Our approach is built on solid research over many years and is future-focused.
Our research insights and experience can help you to make sure you have effective leaders at all levels — now and for the future.

Do you know how good your leaders are?

Are you confident that your leaders drive performance and engagement?

Do you have a strong leadership pipeline for the future or do you rely on external recruitment?

Are you satisfied that you’re getting a good return on your leadership development investment?

Effective Leadership

Review

Develop

Inspire

‘Great leadership’ drives high employee engagement, motivation and performance. In a time when people are more loyal to their team than their organisation, creating a cadre of excellent leaders, who are invested in and motivated to stay with you, is vital. Our approach is built on solid research over many years and is future-focused.
Our research insights and experience can help you to make sure you have effective leaders at all levels — now and for the future.

Do you know how good your leaders are?

Are you confident that your leaders drive performance and engagement?

Do you have a strong leadership pipeline for the future or do you rely on external recruitment?

Are you satisfied that you’re getting a good return on your leadership development investment?

Effective Leadership

Review

Develop

Inspire

‘Great leadership’ drives high employee engagement, motivation and performance. In a time when people are more loyal to their team than their organisation, creating a cadre of excellent leaders, who are invested in and motivated to stay with you, is vital. Our approach is built on solid research over many years and is future-focused.
Our research insights and experience can help you to make sure you have effective leaders at all levels — now and for the future.

Do you know how good your leaders are?

Are you confident that your leaders drive performance and engagement?

Do you have a strong leadership pipeline for the future or do you rely on external recruitment?

Are you satisfied that you’re getting a good return on your leadership development investment?

At talentsmoothie, we know the stuff that great leaders are made of.

Authentic? Agile? Decisive? Strategic? Visionary?  There are many excellent characteristics that can create successful leaders.  Our approach is to nail exactly what ‘great leadership’ looks like in your business. Then we create the tools that provide the support your leaders need, and we influence the processes that are required to make leadership in your organisation work effectively. We do this in six practical steps:

Assessment & Review

We show you where to start to improve your leadership effectiveness. Helping you get where you want to get to, means knowing where you are now. We want to identify your opportunities and build on your strengths, and we tailor our approach to your needs. Assessment and review kicks off any work we do with your leaders, and includes understanding your leadership context, understanding your leadership talent pipeline and understanding your current leadership capability.

Leadership Framework

We help you define and deliver what 'great leadership' looks like. Why have a leadership framework? Most organisations manage performance by measuring ‘what’ people need to deliver, but fewer focus on ‘how’ to deliver it, and the contribution that 'how' can make to creating a great work environment. A well-rounded leadership framework will help your organisation and your people: 1. be clear about how to be a positive contributor; 2. know what it takes to get promoted at various levels; 3. have a benchmark and a means of assessing progress.

Leadership Development

We help you with our practical approach to designing leadership development tailored to your needs. We start with 360° Feedback (where leaders get feedback from the people who work around them). Our process involves open and constructive conversations, and evidence-based feedback, including about what could be 'even better’. Then our Leadership Development Centres (LDCs) combine our diagnostics expertise with learning and individual coaching, so that your leaders have better self-awareness, appreciate their strengths, and have a clear development path and plan.

Executive Coaching

We help your Execs manage complexity and achieve through others. Our executive coaching is tailored to each Exec's unique needs and schedule, and is known for its excellent return on investment. Our skilled and highly-qualified coaches will cover your leadership development priorities, but also provide an experienced sounding board or independent view when the going is tough (and it can be tough at the top, as sharing concerns with internal organisation colleagues is not always an option). Choose executive coaching, and your Execs will perform to their greatest potential.

Team Coaching

We help your teams be more effective. A team might be grappling with a difficult challenge, or be dysfunctional due to a lack of shared goals or personality differences. Or a new team might benefit from early support to get a project off the ground fast or to deliver an 'impossible' result. We deal with the critical need, but also help the team find and agree ways of sustaining the improvement or the approach going forward. Our team coaching helps teams work and perform better, and frees up leaders by devolving responsibility for task, process and relationships.

Future-focused Leaders

We help your leaders keep ‘ahead of the curve’. Today's VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world requires leaders to be agile and keep learning. What's your thinking on social inclusion, generational and cultural diversity, the ageing workforce, unconscious bias, corporate social responsibility, and legal, technological, political or economic change? Our short workshops and 'lunch and learn' sessions raise awareness and give leaders insight into the 'future focus' agenda and how they can plan to leverage opportunities and minimise threats.

Did you know?

Effective leadership is key to sustainable growth.  The UK is estimated to need 544,000 new managers by 2020, so a business imperative is to develop leadership now and for the future.  A report compiled for the UK Department for Business included the following findings:

  • Ineffective management is estimated to be costing UK businesses over £19 billion per year in lost working hours
  • Investment in best-practice management development can result in a 23% increase in organisational performance.
  • A 20% improvement in management practices can in result in a 25% increase in output

Source: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Leadership and Management Network Group Report, 2012