Developing inclusive leaders at a FTSE 100 global consumer goods company
We partnered with a global FTSE 100 consumer goods company to help them reboot their leadership.
The client recognized that their culture was too skewed towards results and ‘speed over perfection’ at the cost of truly enabling leadership, creativity, strategic thinking, team spirit and personal growth.
They wanted to shape an intervention for their top 400 leaders that would challenge current assumptions about their leadership and culture, create space for reflection and provide an opportunity to connect with, share and learn together with peers. They wanted their leaders to: be more self-sufficient; take responsibility for the longer-term success of their business; prioritize and make decisions; and challenge the executive team.
They needed an intervention to help the global top 400 be more engaging, inclusive leaders who can shape the culture and future of the business.
We worked closely and iteratively with the Human Resources Director (HRD), Global Head of Talent and the Head of Leadership & Development to co-create a leadership development program that would help leaders reflect on their personality, needs and aspirations, and create and leverage their leadership story to engage the business. The program comprised of a 360 survey and psychometric instruments to help deepen self-awareness, a two-day experiential workshop and four individual coaching sessions with a YSC coach to embed learnings and affirm commitment to their development.
The workshop focused on understanding the following elements of leadership:
- Their sense of purpose and meaning
- Their leadership brand
- The impact they wanted to have on the business
It also included a core experiential session on inclusive leadership.
The astute culture and leadership insights that this program generated were shared with the CEO and HRD and helped inform the refresh of their values to shape the future leadership of the business after a large acquisition and restructure.
The feedback from participants has been positive and the demand for more programs is a testament to their impact. Participants reported increased self-awareness, a greater sense of choice in their behavior and more ownership of their leadership impact. The program has also been successful in creating informal networks among a population of leaders that were dispersed and isolated before.
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