Development programmes

We design and deliver people management development programmes for leaders, managers and HR professionals. Our approach balances insight drawn from the latest scientific research, with a focus on the practical skills of management and opportunities to apply learning on live challenges.

Whether you’re looking for a bespoke programme, a module within a wider programme or a standalone workshop, we can help you develop something fun, incisive and different that has a lasting impact.

Team leaders

Leading a team can be tough and some people struggle to make the transition from being a high performing team member to developing and managing others

But whatever industry you work in, the key principles and skills of people management are the same

Our development programmes help team leaders to develop their understanding of how people really work and the critical habits that make managers successful

We also help managers develop the coaching and communication skills they need to put these insights into practice so they can engage their team, influence people’s behaviour and create a culture of high performance

Popular workshops include:

  • Performance management conversations
  • Changing behaviour and creating a high performance culture
  • Communicating effectively and motivating your team
  • Driving continuous improvement and delivering results
  • Delivering outstanding customer service
  • Improving your decision making

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General managers

Whether you’re running a factory, hotel or retail outlet, the best leaders are invariably the best people managers

Our programmes give General Managers the insights, tools and skills they need to lead a business unit

We help them to explore their responsibilities and effectiveness as a role model, as well as how they can take a strategic and systemic approach to creating a positive, collaborative and high performing culture

Popular workshops include:

  • Facilitating great meetings and quality conversations
  • Impacting and influencing the behaviour of your team
  • Creating a high performance service culture
  • Engaging and inspiring people with a story for your business
  • Improving your decision making and use of management information
  • Defining your management model and ways of working

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Area managers

The defining skills of outstanding area managers are often remarkably different to those of successful General Managers

Our specialist programmes for area managers, help them to: explore the strategic relevance of their role and how they can add value to their business; effect meaningful and sustainable behavioural change and performance improvement across their business units; create a learning culture to underpin longterm success

Popular workshops include:

  • The practical skills of multi site management
  • Impacting and influencing the behaviour of your team
  • Creating a high performance and collaborative culture
  • Engaging and inspiring people with a story for your area
  • Improving your decision making and use of management information
  • Defining your management model and ways of working

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HR professionals

There has been an explosion of research in the last decade about how people really work: how we make decisions, what really motivates us and how you change people’s behaviour

Understandably most HR professionals have struggled to keep up with these developments

And at the same time HR functions are being asked to bring genuine expertise and evidence of their impact on their organisations

Our HR development programmes bring people up to speed on the latest research from positive psychology, anthropology and behavioural economics

We also help to develop the practical skills HR professionals need to consult within their business: how to observe and diagnose problems, how to influence decision makers and how to construct evidence based interventions

Popular workshops include:

  • Taking a consultancy approach with your business: observation, diagnostic and influencing skills
  • How people really work: lessons from positive psychology and behavioural economics
  • Understanding and changing culture and behaviour
  • The science of motivation: rewards, recognition and incentives
  • Management innovation: how to find competitive advantage through your people

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We’d be delighted to discuss how one of our development programmes might support your business

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