Leadership 2017-11-20T15:02:19+00:00

Liberating Leadership

When it comes to maximising the performance of your family team, developing their skills and ultimately helping your business grow, leadership is essential. Each family member is different, with their own learning preferences, motivation and goals. Added to that is the complication that, as a family member, they may have inherited their position more from ‘connections’ than skill base, so bringing them up to the desired level of competence may require more of an investment of your time, training and management, than recruiting externally.

Family businesses often struggle with an inherent complacency, a lack of understanding of responsibilities and what the business really needs to drive its continued success.

All this means that, as a family business owner, you will need to work harder to achieve your goals but if you get the foundations of your team right, it can be the most rewarding business formula.

Having successfully run my own family business I am familiar with the pitfalls and challenges that most family businesses face. I am passionate about imparting the skills I have learnt to others business owners, to benefit from my experience and knowledge. Leadership skills are paramount to any business success and no more so than in a family run business, where some unique challenges exist.

I found the ‘Liberating Leadership’ programme, developed by Dr Derek Biddle and Ali Stewart, invaluable for my own personal development and have not only adopted the principles myself but gone on to become a qualified and licensed trainer to deliver the ‘Liberating Leadership’ programme to my clients, who in turn have seen the benefits of implementing these techniques. In working with a client, my delivery of this programme is entirely bespoke, such that it is completely relevant to your business. Drawing from my past experience, I am able to offer this highly effective programme, combined with my personal tailored approach to leadership.

The Liberating Leadership Programme

Dr Biddle conducted extensive research into the effectiveness of managers across various different industries. The conclusion he made was that the effectiveness of managers and their ability to lead came from a consistent approach. The most successful managers displayed this consistency whereas the least successful were much less consistent and therefore less effective.

What Effective Leaders Share

The programme is essentially a set of core competencies designed so that managers can develop the mentality and skill set of an effective leader.  It also covers two key concepts and two characteristics that all effective leaders share:

  1. Expectations Theory: A manager possesses high expectations about what their people are capable of – it shows and matters.
  2. Reinforcement Theory: Instead of only paying attention when things go wrong, they pay attention to people doing things right.
  3. Positive Regard: Respect for their people as individuals and positive belief in them as a person
  4. Genuineness: A direct, open and honest approach and tell the truth about their reactions to other people’s behaviour.

What does the programme deliver?

The Liberating Leadership programme is capable of delivering the following results:

  • Lower sickness and absentness from work
  • Increase in staff retention
  • Boost in individual & team morale
  • Reduced recruitment costs
  • Improvement in projects and tasks being completed on time
  • Quickly gets to the root cause of people’s problems

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These sessions are personalised and relevant to you and your business. One-to-one consultations allow you to speed up the learning process and accelerate your individual success. My one-to-one consultations are the catalyst for progression, leading to tangible business results.

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Book Your Free 1hr Consultation

These sessions are personalised and relevant to you and your business. One-to-one consultations allow you to speed up the learning process and accelerate your individual success. My one-to-one consultations are the catalyst for progression, leading to tangible business results.

Book Now

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