Who this program is for
You are a new or established Director (EL2) or Assistant Director (EL1).
You too often need to re-write briefs and documents at the last minute – perhaps in the evening or on the weekend. Your attempts to get your staff working to a high standard and delivering on time have not worked as well as you would like. Perhaps, you have been avoiding the more difficult conversations such as holding people to account or giving necessary feedback? You have been left feeling frustrated and sometimes even resentful of your staff and stressed or anxious about how you are possibly going to deliver everything that has been asked of you.
You are someone committed to their own learning and development who wants to lead a high performing, productive and reliable team that consistently delivers quality work without surprises. You want to trust your people and feel confident, calm and satisfied – even when there are disruptions to the smooth flow of work.
Probably, you were promoted to your current position because you are an expert in a technical area, an area of work in which you are both confident and competent. However, your technical expertise has probably not fully prepared you for leading people; and despite doing some training you are still not feeling as confident or competent at being a leader as you would like. The courses you did and the books you read probably left you knowing a lot about leadership, but still not doing what you know you should do. Your training, up until now, has given you ‘know about’ rather than ‘know how’. You may also have attended a course such as PEP (Personal Efficiency Program) which has helped you get on top of your crazy inbox and plan your work but this sort of productivity training does not develop the core competencies of human interaction.