“Great leadership works through the emotions. No matter what leaders set out to do—whether it’s creating strategy or mobilizing teams to action—their success depends on how they do it.”
Daniel Goleman, Leadership – The Power of Emotional Intelligence.
We have extensive experience of designing and delivering role-play based learning that enables leaders to become more self-aware and more agile in how they lead - successfully engaging with, influencing and motivating others.
We have particular expertise in creating business simulations – rich, multi-layered, immersive learning experiences that reflect the reality of leading in complex, rapidly changing environments, where the power to influence others is critical. Current examples involve participants:
- Working as a change team to assist a high street retailer implement a transformational change programme;
- Developing an implementation plan to prepare an engineering manufacturer for entry into an emerging market;
- Advising the leaders of a major utility company on how to improve the safety performance of a recently acquired company
- Creating a strategy for the board of a major supermarket that will enable it to break into the top three in its sector
Feedback from our clients consistently highlights that we create outstanding realism, highly engaged participants and learning about leadership that is tangible and directly relevant to the individual’s work environment.
To find out more about our contribution to leadership development programmes read our case studies, or contact us.
I’m thinking about two contrasting experiences of delivering leadership simulations in the not too distant past. In one, the participants appeared open, curious, disposed to embrace the opportunity, willing to talk candidly about their vulnerabilities and personal challenges. In the other, consistently the attendees presented as guarded, suspicious, defensive, judgemental and some appeared decidedly cynical, critical or antagonistic. What was the difference?