We draw upon winning leadership techniques employed by the British Army that are just as applicable and relevant to modern businesses and will give a competitive edge. We employ these techniques to enable you to achieve your strategic goals, faster and with more certainty, by focusing on the effectiveness of your people.
We work with you to deliver bespoke solutions that maximise the performance of your organisation, built around an intimate understanding of your situation and the challenges you are facing. Then your people will go the extra mile to deliver success and reinforce your corporate reputation.
Our diagnostic approach gets to grips with challenges in your business and provides decisive solutions.
It looks at your leadership capability and organisational fitness and how well they focus the commitment of your people to deliver your strategy:
You will benefit from our wealth of experience in planning and delivery of operations, projects and transition programmes, and our insights into the issues that can detract from your success.
We conduct interviews, focus groups, surveys and workshops to build an accurate picture of what is actually going on in your organisation. We build on your strengths and recommend solutions based on our extensive experience.
You know your business better than anybody else, so you are best-placed to set your own strategy. Delivering a new strategy is a real challenge and more than half will fail at the implementation stage.
Our military and business credentials give us unrivalled experience to support you in this area. Clear responsibility for delivery, the right organisational culture and clear communication are vital for success.
We will guide you in the effective implementation of your strategy by:
We will help you create the capability to make it happen and follow it through to completion.
Leading by Intent is a leadership culture employed by first world armies and increasingly recognised for its effectiveness in business.
It empowers leaders to take decisions where the most timely and accurate information is available, allowing faster and more effective outcomes.
It is critical to organisational agility, and it enhances staff engagement. (Traditional organisations would see decisions being made more centrally, often with stale information and less insight.)
Leading by Intent calls for a cultural shift. It is underpinned by a range of techniques that can be taught and applied throughout your business.
It has made a particular difference in businesses that have become less effective through internal frictions, poor processes, and lack of employee engagement. It has taken successful businesses to the next level.
We train organisations to understand the processes, tools, techniques and ways of working that make Leading by Intent possible, and provide support throughout implementation to make it work for you.
Leading at the top of any organisation is tough. As a strategic leader you are as engaged with managing external demands and pressures as you are in driving your teams internally. Balancing these competing demands is critical to your effectiveness.
You will be managing relationships with the most important stakeholders: government, regulators and shareholders. The reputation and performance of your organisation and its people is your direct responsibility, albeit with the support of your senior leadership team.
The best teams depend on the best leaders. You have to inspire your senior leaders, earn their respect and galvanise them behind your strategic goals. You set the tone for the organisation by your personal example, and your personal resilience will be critical in times of unpredictability and setbacks.
As practitioners with extensive experience in this field we know first-hand what is required to deliver a step-change in capability for boards, CEOs and senior leadership teams. We design bespoke programmes that include individual and team mentoring, coaching and development.
The ten principles of war are developed from the study of military campaigns through the ages.
They are timeless and as relevant to business today as they are to modern armies. Itâs about gaining advantage over your competitors.
If you apply these principles in the correct way the evidence shows you have a high chance of success, but if you donât you will almost certainly fail.
The principles focus on understanding your situation, then setting the right goals and focusing your resources appropriately. They are relevant to every level in any business, and at every stage in a project or process.
We will introduce you to the principles of war and work with you to apply them appropriately to your organisation.
They will improve your ability to define and implement strategy, to refocus and realign your organisation, to drive transition and cultural change, and to manage important projects.