Integrate business and personal priorities, sharpen leadership skills and develop capacity to execute strategy with passion and fierce resolve.
Focus on the few things that will have the greatest impact.
An Oxford Leadership proprietary methodology for focusing leadership teams and entire organisations on the few things that make the greatest difference.
We have implemented Strategic Focusing in some of the world’s largest corporations to focus and empower people, create fierce resolve and align organisational capabilities in the execution of strategy. See through complexity to key things you must do to succeed – then co-create a “plan to win” that everyone understands, and is passionate about achieving.
Create alignment, engagement, and mutual accountability among all team members.
Download the programme overview for more information about the core methodologies and key benefits.
Strategic Focusing will help your teams:
“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
“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
“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
“Oxford Leadership™ enabled us to build a new corporate culture and develop the whole company... a pragmatic way of getting business results by connecting people with spirit, wholeness and learning.”Rodrigo Loures
Former CEO, Nutrimental
“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
“Our team development workshops with Agneta exceeded everyone's expectations. We all took a lot away from the sessions and we suddenly saw our colleagues in a new and fresh way. Agneta has a fantastic ability to create a safe environment that enables all participants to open up with confidence. With her positive approach, excellent preparation and execution of the workshop, not to mention her caring personality, she got everyone actively engaged.”Kurt Waltersson
Division Executive, Bravida
“We have engaged Carl for both internal and external purposes and been very satisfied every time. As participant you get energy and insights, as customer you get reliability and professionalism. Carl has a down-to-earth way of approaching his topics – he really makes the sometimes complex easy to understand and his message goes deep.”Madeleine Brehmer
“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
“Henrik was engaging and provoked really good conversations in the team. His sessions were excellent, I got a huge amount of value from the conversations we had an he enabled “break-thoughts".”Bill Eyres
Head of Sustainability, O2
“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
“According to the feedback, our approach was a success. We defined upfront the groups, the moderators, and the topics. We trained the moderators to provide them with the tools and the methodology to run the workshops. Marta trained the moderators and this was a great part of the successful workshops. I can warmly recommend Marta as trainer.”Klaus Stahlmann
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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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