Develop purpose-driven individuals
Unleash your personal purpose… develop a Strategic Plan for Yourself.
Purpose-driven workers contribute as much as 18 times more value to their organisations than their peers.
Source: Laszlo Bock, Work Rules!
Join almost one million executives we have already helped to discover the key success factor in leadership.
Being purposeful is not the same as leading with purpose. A strong sense of purpose, rather than any specific set of characteristics, is the real key to successful leadership.
All our experience has reinforced our core belief that the key success factor for leadership is not charisma, strength of personality or a driving desire to succeed. It is having a clearly and consciously designed purpose.
And while personal characteristics, good timing and context can act as success accelerators, it is the internal compass that comes from that purpose that is the difference that makes the difference for real leaders. It is infinitely more powerful than quarterly targets or KPIs.
What drives a purpose-driven leader?
To lead with purpose requires the leader to ‘own’ their criteria for success, and to focus on objectives beyond the task, job role or immediate business needs. Leaders with purpose define success as more than simply achieving business and financial objectives, – for them, real success is much bigger: such as leaving a legacy and impacting our wider society as a consequence of their efforts.
How we can help you or your people.Leadership Development, Executive Coaching and Mentoring programmes designed to unlock the power of purpose and create more effective, successful and socially aware leaders.
Level up anytime, anywhere with access to the Self-Managing Leadership Online. 10 self-phased sessions to develop your Leadership, Purpose and EQ together with a personal Action Plan.
Personalised to you and your challenges. Mentorship by one of our experienced business and leadership mentors to help you navigate and excel in your executive role.
Executive Leadership Coaching
Live your life with and on purpose. We all know what we do, our coaches will help you develop your leadership compass to understand why you do it and how, to give you direction and focus in both your personal and professional life as well as how to integrate them. Because you only have ONE life.
“What I’ve learned from Oxford Leadership™ is bigger than words. My perception of myself, of my life, of the world, and of my place in this world is today totally different from what it was 4 months ago. My individualistic approach to leadership has moved to a more humanistic one. The effect on my work has been significant and sustained.”Sirivan Chaleunxay
“Daniel has been a key facilitator in increasing the level of consciousness in all the layers of management in our organisation. His flexibility to adapt to very different managing profiles and the solid methodology used, meant a huge developing experience both in a personal and in a professional level for all of us. The increase in managing maturity is perceived in a surprisingly short period of time.”Ramon Martín Valcárcel
CEO & COO, Ricoh
“Fredrik does an excellent job aligning different business organizations to achieve a common goal. He is very transparent, accountable and a team player.”Dean Kuhn
Sr. Sales Strategy & Planning Manager, Cisco
“Ulli has worked with our board as a team and on an individual basis. His great strength is to translate clear, analytical thinking into pragmatic solutions. Ulli has a very sympathetic and optimistic way of communicating. Within his coaching, he always keeps a passionate focus on the individual’s strengths, to free people´s maximum personal potential and develop them into great leaders.”Dr. Klaus Kinkel
Ex- Foreign Minister/Vice-Chancellor of Germany, CEO, Deutsche Telekom
“Oxford Leadership™ helped our Group Management Team significantly sharpen our strategic focus, create alignment, strengthen teamwork and improve overall performance of the Electrolux Group.”Keith McLoughlin
President and CEO, Electrolux
“Ann-Sofie is a highly competent trainer. Her great skills as trainer, coach and leader were very much present throughout the course and she showed great enthusiasm which encouraged others to follow.”Nima Rafiei
Ericsson Research, Ericsson
“Fredrik possesses a unique ability to understand, communicate and establish trust with people across all levels and functions to effectively drive successful initiatives for both companies. Fredrik is an excellent leader and partner.”Guntars Otto
Mobility and Network Line Manager, IBM
“Axel is a very self-motivated person who excels in bringing the best out of his coaches. Punctual, reliable and always willing to help. He takes action whenever he sees an issue arising and consistently looks for improvements. I very much like working with him.”Niels Cotur
Head of Date Analysis, Makro
“Oxford Leadership has played a key role in the company’s business turnaround since 2002, initially in Europe through the EuroMission management alignment, and also internationally as a key advisor to myself and the Plan to Win Project. I am personally grateful to you for your insightful perspectives on people and your development of the European Management Team.”Charlie Bell
“OLDP and Strategic Focusing enabled us to build a new corporate culture based on trust & collaboration, focused on the development of the whole company in an eco-based way, instead of the traditional command-control and competitive ego-based way.”Rodrigo Loures
Former CEO, Nutrimental
“The Breakthrough process helped us align as a management team and engage our top 90 leaders with fierce resolve to outperform the market.”Ruediger Stroh
Executive Vice President, NXP
“Oxford Leadership is a long-term partner of Telefónica’s Corporate University. More than 2,000 Telefónica senior leaders have completed the Oxford Leadership courses, which consistently achieve the highest level of evaluation amongst our directors.”Rory Simpson
Chief Learning Officer, Telefonica
“If we are able to lead ourselves in this authentic way, we will truly be able to mobilize those we lead, unlock the potential of the organisation and turn it into growth for our business. Together we will build a community that can be characterized as cohesive, inclusive, respectful, trustworthy and inspired.”Tex Gunning
Managing Director, AkzoNobel
“I have been through many leadership programmes before, but none has had the same impact as OLDP on my approach to life and work. It has definitely changed me as a leader.”Santiago Gowland
Former Vice President - Brand & Social Responsibility, Unilever
“The Self-Managing Leadership programme was the most powerful and moving course I have ever attended in my entire professional career. Brian’s vision and foresight has helped me deal with many difficult situations personally & professionally.”John Mahtani
Former Vice President, Warner Bros
anytime, anywhere – aligned with your strategy
Online Team Coaching, Leadership Development, Mentoring and Training Programmes.
Explore purpose-driven thinking
Using intuitive intelligence to guide decision-making
Do you trust your gut when it comes to the big stuff? Instincts and ‘hunches’ may have a comforting influence on day-to-day decisions, but when it comes to major strategic choices and matters of great complexity, intuition doesn’t often get a seat in the C-Suite.
A “happily ever after” starts with analysing your “once upon a time”
What is your Story?... We all grow up with a narrative that describes our place in the world—our own personal story and unique series of life events. These stories manifest themselves through the beliefs about ourselves, and the world around us. We need a story because it defines who we are and how we show up.
Reflection: Are you hiding behind your social attributes?
You are not the title on your business card, the car you drive, the exotic vacations, nor the clothes you wear. But it’s so common to prop up our identity with social attributes, especially with social media and people caring more about getting the perfect picture of the beach than actually enjoying it.
A conversation on embedding purpose
The best way to start is to “humanize” organisations treating it as a living ecosystem that aligns and develops resilient and engaged people.
A new study on intrusive leadership and remote working
Leadership practices have changed over the past few years to reflect the new and different styles of working. Remote working is an example of this and is a practice which continues to increase at an astonishing rate, and had been even before the Covid pandemic.
Courage and Fear Decoded, Leadership Talks with Carl Lindeborg
Anybody can perform a task that they’re unafraid of. But pursuing something while being fearful, worried, nervous, etc… that’s what true courage is all about. Courage is fundamentally acting from the heart.
Creating psychological safety: managing with the brain in mind
Neuroscience research confirms that we are social animals, and threats to our social standing are every bit as stressful as physical pain or going hungry.
Is your personality a good predictor of job satisfaction?
A recent study by researchers in the USA looked at whether personality is a good predictor of job satisfaction. And the results may surprise you.
Leadership Plasticity and Neruogenesis, with Cyril Legrand
This ability has to be instilled and nurtured in the core of the organisation, its people. To enable people to adapt, leadership has to change how they think by activating brain plasticity, or reactivating silent brain networks.
Leading yourself through the eye of the storm
Human beings are amazing. The COVID-19 pandemic will eventually pass. Medical science will save the day. At huge personal risk and cost, our heroes, the frontline doctors & nurses, supply chain workers, supermarket workers and other essential toilers, will get us through.
Story telling through the lens of coaching – why are you telling me this?
We are telling ourselves and others stories all the time. Stories can be a few words or just non-verbal communication.
The power of a positive NO
No is the key to defining your strategic focus and every important Yes therefore may require a thousand No’s.
What coaches can learn from positive psychology
Positive psychology is an emerging branch of psychology that has grown in popularity over the past 10 years. Focusing on positives rather than negatives is an incredibly powerful tool that can be used by coaches in the workplace.
Intuitive intelligence in leadership
Do you trust your gut when it comes to the big stuff? Instincts and hunches may have a comforting influence on day-to-day decisions, but when it comes to major strategic choices and matters of great complexity, intuition doesn’t often get a seat in the C-Suite.
Women and negotiation: why men should come to the table
Women generally do better than men in win-win types of negotiation, and worse in win-lose negotiations.
Sharpen your competitive edge
We’ve helped a million+ executives unlock the power of purpose-driven performance. Find out what we can do for you or your organisation.