Having individually talented and skilled leaders isn’t enough in today’s fast paced world. Successful organisations need to harness and unleash the collective brilliance that only happens when leaders and teams come together to generate something that doesn’t yet exist. We love working in this space and bring our best collaborative endeavours to:
Here’s some of our recent work….
Here’s some of our recent work
Increasing Governing Body Effectiveness
Along with the rest of the NHS, Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group were going through unprecedented change. They wanted to raise the effectiveness of the Governing Body in order to speed up decision making, improve the quality of exploration of complex healthcare issues, and embed new members into the Governing Body team as quickly as possible whilst continuing to provide strategic leadership to the organisation during an period of uncertainty and change.
We used our unique Collective Brilliance approach to work closely with the Clinical Chair and Accountable Officer to design and run a series of seven development workshops. In particular the sessions:
The Governing Body found this approach refreshing and effective. It added value by:
Feedback from the Clinical Chair of the Governing Body
“We couldn’t have achieved what we did at our Board meeting today without the work you’ve done with us over the last 6 months. We’re all better equipped individually and collectively to lead our organisation through the next stage of transformation. We know we will need to make tough decisions but feel we can explore difficult conversations and decisions in a more effective way now”
A High Performing Executive Management Team
The EMT of a Japanese-owned nuclear power company needed to agree the kind of leadership required individually and collectively to meet the challenging schedules to build the UK’s next nuclear power stations in a complex and highly regulated environment. More specifically to:
We focused in on how they used their meeting time together, getting them to be more effective, and improve the quality of the conversations they had. Using our Collective Brilliance ‘working live’ approach we observed and intervened whilst the executive team were working during their strategy and operational meetings. This work included using a number of different lenses to view their leadership and relationships; building trust; building skills in having challenging conversations; taking a dialogue based approach; improving decision making; reviewing the range/purpose of their meetings; and creating a team behavioural charter.
This was accomplished in the face of huge workload pressures and the team reported:
Feedback from the Chief Operating Officer
“You worked with us at a critical time in our development. As a young organisation with big growth plans we were struggling to merge the different approaches we each brought from our previous organisations. You created a safe, and at times challenging, space for us to agree how we would lead the company through these initial stages of growth”
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