Leaders speak often of the weight of responsibility that accompanies senior leadership positions. The careers, futures and even the everyday quality of life of many, depend upon senior leaders’ decisions.
While today’s leaders are undoubtedly better informed about what constitutes good leadership than at any other time in history, there is often a gap between what they themselves believe they should be doing, and what they are doing today.
Leadership Excellence through Awareness and Practice (LEAP) helps senior leaders bridge this gap. The six-month journey – comprising three residential modules and individual and group work in between – focuses only to a limited extent on evidence about successful leadership. Rather, we spend most of our time enabling participants to shift behaviour in the areas that would give their leadership the greatest leverage.
The programme is built on the idea that while we know a great deal about what drives effective behaviour, even leaders who are aware of that evidence deviate from such behaviour. Hence we work on making participants aware of thoughts and tendencies, often habitual in nature, which seem to capture them in the moments of decision.