Develop purpose-driven teams
Purpose-driven teams have the fierce resolve to perform better, faster.
Companies that practice conscious capitalism perform 10x better.
Harvard Business Review, 2014
Purpose-driven teams consistently out-perform teams driven only by economic metrics, because they are powered by something greater than numbers.
Oxford Leadership has almost 20 years’ experience in building high-performance teams. Teams that are driven not by the latest targets or quarterly figures, but by a strong shared sense of purpose.
A co-created, well-crafted team purpose or manifesto reflects what really matters to a team, to an organisation and to society as a whole. It explains how team members are making a difference. It gives a sense of meaning, focus and powers fierce resolve, from the inside out.
We help grow teams that can achieve or exceed organisational objectives in a complex and rapidly changing business environment. Teams that are inspired by their leaders, and who can thrive even in massively disrupted business conditions.
“Our core skill is developing teams and leaders to achieve consistently high-level performance – the ultimate competitive advantage.”Lasse Wrennmark
Oxford Leadership, Founding Trustee & Partner
How we can help your teams.Leadership Development, Team Coaching and Performance Consulting programmes designed to unlock the power of purpose and drive improved team performance.
Leading High-Peforming Teams
Leaders today must master the tools and components to create psychological safety, a sense of meaning, belonging, and other factors that foster such environments for teams to grow in to a tribe and outperform.
With nature instead of the conference room as a backdrop, the Oxford Leadership Journey changes the way people communicate and provides a new context for the kind of conversations that can change everything.
Result and Purpose-Driven Teams
Gives your teams the competitive advantage, helping them understand one another better; enable you to determine a shared purpose, vision and values. Develop a clear strategy and action plan to execute it and give you the tools you need to break down the visible and invisible barriers you face.
Creating a self-managing team, requires that the individuals of the team becomes self-leaders with a clear personal and shared purpose.
Using our proven methodology to facilitate breakthrough results in business critical challenges for teams in complex environments within a short time frame.
Facilitating the development of a strategy to define the organization’s Why, What, Where and When with our proprietary method for focusing leadership teams and the organisation on the few things that make the greatest difference. Integrate strategic and financial business imperatives with purpose, vision and values.
“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
“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 a deep wealth of knowledge and wisdom into the complex transformational challenges facing organisations and their leaders today.”Mats Lederhausen
Former CEO, McDonalds
“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
“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
“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
“Leadership for Growth is an inspirational experience that allows personal leadership to be the starting point and anchor for better team and organizational leadership. Our top leaders have benefited from making this leadership journey, that touches their hearts and minds.”Heiko Hutmacher
Board of Management - CHRO, Metro
“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
“The Presidential lnnova Award is conferred on Oxford Leadership™ in recognition of outstanding contribution to the Mexican Government during the term of my Presidency. This award is an indication of my esteem for Oxford Leadership and its Founder and Chairman, Brian Bacon, whom I consider to be one the best leadership consultants and mentors in the world.”Vicente Fox Quesada
President of Mexico, 2000-2006, Mexico Government
“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
“Opportunity to give time, effort in to renewing myself, my behaviours and my future with a wide variety of tools and techniques to open my mind.”James Day
Head of O2 Money Marketing, Telefonica
“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
“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
“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
Explore our purpose-driven thinking
3 Principles for embracing the weQ trend
The sharing economy, weQ, cooperation, co-creation, and community are key principles of weQuality trends. In the midst of a social cultural change, new principles are created for our working world. The enormous upheaval is readily visible.
4 Rules of leading high-performance teams
One of the major mistakes people make while managing teams is thinking of them as something mechanical, like machines that work perfectly when geared.
7 Characteristics of Leadership 4.0 – What successful leaders do
Recently, I have received many questions of whether I could clearly differentiate traditional leadership and Leadership 4.0 (what some are calling “digital leaders”), so I am providing a short synopsis of insights and observations in context with what is perceived as a new phenomenon.
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.
Characteristics of high-performing team meetings
The success of a team is evidenced by how efficiently it manages meetings: in essence, a team’s performance is determined by how well it prepares, conducts and follows through after its meetings.
Collaborative leadership is an increasingly vital source of competitive advantage in today’s highly networked, team-based, and partnership-oriented business environments. Yet few leaders have been trained to lead collaboratively, especially those at more senior levels who climbed the organisational ladder in a different era.
Conversational leadership: aligning people with strategy
Often, it seems that, in the hectic pace of doing business, there’s barely a chance to say “boo” much less reflect on how and why we’re doing what we’re doing.
IPA Keynote: Developing a growth mind set.
On July 10th our Chairman and Founder Brian Bacon talked at the IPA’s Business Growth Conference 2019 in London where he shares his perspective on developing a growth mind set, and in particular the relationship between personal and corporate growth.
Out of classroom experiences
Rather than point to a training course, leaders will talk about a time when they stepped out of their comfort zone to rise to a challenge or deal with a crisis.
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.