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Leader-as-Coach Culture

The main cause of ‘strategy execution failure’ is an outdated notion that the role of the leader is to command and control people.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

Programme Brochure

Download the programme overview for more information about the core methodologies and key benefits.

This programme will help your people:

01. Create dialogue and make the most of different talents within their team.

02. Give and receive feedback to drive change.

03. Stimulate growth from within through coaching.

04. Build more confidence through celebration and appreciation.

05. Build trust and reduce anxiety and ambiguity.

06. Make execution happen faster.

“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
General Electric

“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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