Public Sector - Large Borough Council
These projects involved leadership coaching, recruitment of leaders and facilitation of leadership and strategy type meetings. In all of our work here we combined business and personal goals to ensure a strong sense of purpose and feelings of citizenship are transferred from the individual leaders to the rest of the large teams of people that they lead. Our shorthand for this is People Centred Leadership.
We also worked with the Board of the stock transfer company to produce their Vision and Mission statements and strategic goals as they took over control of the housing stock for the Borough Council.
Public Sector - NHS and ALO's
Coaching CE's and other senior people within the Health Service and its arms length bodies. Facilitated PCT meetings to create strategic plans. Executive coaching for personal and business planning.
Supporting CE and other senior staff to create high level business plans, support their career progress and business planning. This includes matching personal and business values and encouraging the kind of conversations within and between teams that produce results and get problems and issues brought to the agenda and solved rapidly.
Leader selection process including job interviews.
Creating the behaviour anchors for leadership within a branch of the Home Office and creating the interview checklist. We then conducted the interviews and recommended applicants where they met the criteria set.
Our strategic view of these assignments
In each of the above assignments we did not (and could not) prescribe the best way to lead. We use team meetings, leadership workshops and coaching to enable the leadership style to emerge in response to the particular challenges around at the time and the individuals in each team.
Of course there are six leadership areas known to be responsible for higher productivity, citizenship and personal well being so we made sure that they form part of the conversations that take place with the CE and her/his team. That way any cultural changes to the leadership across the business can take place gradually and in line with the ability of the people themselves.
Simply put we work on how conversations support or hinder achievement of business goals. Then we encourage leaders to have more of the conversations that support and less off those that hinder.