Leadership Development Programme
The main cause of ‘strategy execution failure’ is an outdated notion that the role of the leader is to command and control people.
Developing a ‘Leader-as-Coach’ culture is key to an organisation’s ability to execute strategy and remain focused.
Organisations that develop their managers to be coaches experience consistently higher levels of employee productivity and engagement and enjoy improved economic performance.
A defining quality of a Leader-as-Coach is their ability to develop a winning mood. Organisations that operate at high speed and complexity need leaders who are coaches, not controllers. We develop leaders who shape the understanding, development and learning of team members so they can act independently in alignment with the global strategy of the organisation.
Areas in our Leader-as-Coach Culture programme include:
- The foundations of coaching
- How to manage differences
- How to give effective feedback
- How to have crucial conversations
- How to help team members identify and remove barriers to success
- Action planning and accountability
Download the programme overview for more information about the core methodologies and key benefits.
This programme will help your people:
“Oxford Leadership has a deep wealth of knowledge and wisdom into the complex transformational challenges facing organisations and their leaders today.”Mats Lederhausen
Former CEO, McDonalds
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“During a highly turbulent period in the history of our 100-year-old company, Oxford Leadership defined a new focus for the company and helped build the determination, confidence and commitment amongst our managers to lead the change. We have achieved exceptional growth both in revenue and profitability.I consider this to be the fruit of the Oxford Leadership’s programmes during this critical period.”J.L. Shah
Managing Director, Atul Industries
“We can see the difference in the quality of leadership. We find our leaders are more aware of themselves and their behaviours - they have become mature. Good leadership starts with good knowledge about yourself. Oxford Leadership are very professional and were able to make a true impact on our leadership; in how they behave, in their relationships with themselves, and their employees.”Eva Norrbohm
Programme Manager, Group HR - Leadership & Organisational Development, SEB
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‘Leading With Purpose’ at the heart of Virgin Media’s spike in employee engagement.
Since implementation of 'Leading With Purpose' Virgin Media has recorded incredible scores in levels of motivation and engagement. In 2020, Virgin Media boasts a 31% eNPS score, up 17% from 2019. Companywide engagement score sits at 87%, an 8% increase from 2019.
How the SML® programme inspired Telefonica’s own corporate university.
To meet the company’s objectives, we customised core Oxford Leadership programmes—Self-Managing Leadership, Leading High-Performing Teams, and Strategic Focusing—for Telefónica’s Corporate University to deliver these Programmes on a global scale.
Mergers & acquisitions: deploying Culture Transformation and Change Management processes.
We helped NXP and Freescale Semiconductor Inc. unite and align the two organisations around a common purpose, values and vision in order to create a sustainable, high performance culture.
Changing the firm’s DNA to enable Collaborative Leadership
Oxford Leadership collaborated with METRO to develop a culture changing two-step initiative called “Leadership for Growth” using the Oxford Leadership methodologies of Self-Managing Leadership, Capabilities for Change, and Strategic Focusing.
SML’s digital platform is providing the ‘quiet’ foundations for Telia’s purpose-driven transition.
Since the Oxford Leadership partnership people feel more proud to work for Telia. Those that do the SML Programme are thankful to Telia for investing in them as a person – they feel looked after in their personal and private lives as well as in the way they perform professionally.
Transforming an organisation through a proven leadership model.
The Ignite the Spirit initiative through the SML journey was only the first part of the organisational transformation. 23,000 employees experienced this leadership journey, and the company is moving towards full implementation of its new mission to ‘add colour to people’s lives.’
Aligning people to embody Everis’s company values.
everis identified key insights from its experience with Oxford Leadership: Critical mass adds value, accelerates change, provides synergies, and helps to create a common language across the company – Relevance and importance of top management involvement.
Roxtec’s passion for leadership: aligning culture & strategy for growth.
Between the 2011-2012 fiscal year, when the OL leadership programme began, and the end of the 2013-2014 fiscal year, Roxtec experienced a hugely impressive 33% growth, with 2013-14 demonstrating the greatest annual growth margin in the firm’s history.
Oxford Leadership‘s ‘International Big-L leadership’ programme.
Oxford Leadership created a customised “International BIG-L Leadership” programme for senior and high-potential partners from across the firm’s international network.
Oxford Leadership‘s Leading High-Performance Teams & Individuals programme.
The White & Case collaboration with Oxford Leadership led to improved team performance, leading to “wins” with clients, learnt methods for relationship building among partners in different groups and across offices and more.
Developing people-oriented leaders who embrace a fast-changing environment.
By embedding the change, SEB now has a different mind set. The decision to invest in their leaders proved worthwhile, as so many participants are grateful, regularly reporting that: “It is one of the best programmes they have attended”.
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