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THE ANATOMY OF EVERYDAY LEADERSHIP

IMPLEMENTATION 

 "  Two roads diverged in a yellow wood and sorry I could not travel both...

...I took the one less travelled by and that has made all the difference. "

'Road not Taken' by Robert Frost

Action takes effort, which is why so many good intentions pave the road.  

Concensus is necessary to conjour up the will to act. You need, as the leader(s), to ask first before deciding. It makes life harder the other way around. Because once you commit to a strategy, it takes other people's time and commitment to deliver it.

The three D's will see you through.

Discuss - Decide - Deliver

ONLY REALISTIC STRATEGIES SHOW RESULTS

TIME: 

Changing the way people behave takes time. Even willing participants have to learn to adjust, adopt new processes and bring the unwilling onboard. 

 

COMMITMENT

Organisations need to accept time is a constraint. They have to stay loyal to their commitment, firm in their visible endorsement of the strategy, despite new pressures and leadership changes. 

CONSISTENCY

The centre of organisations often disconnect with the field. If allowed, new brooms sweep clean, de-railing strategic investments. Ringfenced strategies retain credibility. Stay strong.

CREATE A COMMITMENT

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MEASURE

Using either existing data or creating an online resource, we identify key criteria and use the data to establish a baseline against which to measure progress and identify success.

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RINGFENCE

Protect your decisions by ringfencing your long term investments. Culture and behavioural change takes time; years rather than months. It takes time to sink in.

Protect it.

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DELIVER

Once decided to move towards your agreed destination with an agreed budget and strategy owner (hero) - and let go.

Be patientStick to your milestones and allow the plan to be executed.

CREATING A PROGRAMME

Once we have agreed our baseline and our destination with our client, we start to create a bespoke programme. We use elements of our generic programme resources and adapt them to the audience needs, timescales, budget limitations and our resource demands.

There are some physical aspects to our programme such as team building or experience delivery, that have a different delivery profile. Details are available on request.

OUTCOME

Creating a clear understanding of culture as a significant factor in organisational success. Senior Leadership Teams have to collectively agree the need, the resources, the target audiences and the measurement criteria before programme design commences. This is the first module of The Anatomy of everyday Ledaership. It takes the form of Optimising Culture.  This is primarily a Senior Leadership Team seminar with module specific activities designed to draw outcomes.

LANGUAGE

Understanding is based upon common language. The language here is leadership. It's structure, vocabulary, responsibilities and expectations. This are our Unlocking Objectives and Leadership modules. They are relevant at all levels in an organisation and can be adjusted and delivered to teams including their leaders as easily as to peer groups of leaders. It is dependant on the team's place on the Leadership Pyramid.

STANDARDS

Once our destination and our language of leadership is established, Everyday Leaders and Team Members need to absorb their Organisation's expectations of them. How leaders affect the way things  get done. The simplest way to achieve this is by taking leaders, (and often with their their teams as well), through the three phases of Preparation, Execution and Reflection. The result is engagement with minimum standards. A significantly more effective strategy than aspirational perfection.

DELIVERING A PROGRAMME

There are various modules you can use to change understanding and / or behaviour. Choose the mix that works best for you in time, budget, audience needs and desired outcomes.

AUDIENCE NEEDS

Our Leadership Pyramid shows how the majority of teams fall into two key categories: Everyday Leaders and The Establishment. The functions use similar tools but their focus is different. Levels of experience and engagement with the Organisation's strategy makes their needs in everyday implementation different. 

 

IMPLEMENTATION TIMESCALES

As said so often throughout this site, change takes time. But beyond that, depending on the scope of the project, the size of the audience and the length of the programmes, it takes time to implement the communications and re-enforce behaviours.

RESOURCE LIMITATIONS

As with everything else in your life, posibilities are limited by available resources. You will always cut your cloth according to your needs. You have to prioritise resouces over time.

CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Once you speak the language you can join in the fun. Our Continuous Professional Development programme where participation is exclusively for our Alumni members

ONE TO ONE CONSULTANCY

Ross MacLennan sets aside specific time each week for Alumni members to book his time for one on one discussions. An opportunity to tap into a third party to confidentially review issues concerning leadership; to use another pair of eyes on your options.

 

ZOOM DISCUSSION

Join the team to discuss weekly topics that might be towards the edge of Leadership, such as the ethics of leadership. A private non-judgemental group chat for an hour about stuff. Chaired by Ross Maclennan, he may even throw in a topic that has become relevant because, for sure, he doesn't know all the answers.

PODCAST

The plan is to share a monthly, (at first - aiming for weekly), podcast of a discussion that Ross Maclennan has with one or two others who are very much at the coalface of Everyday Leadership. An in-depth exchange of views with someone who is facing similar problems to you.

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CREATING VALUE THROUGH EFFECTIVE

PRICING

We believe you need to know what we cost for two good reasons.  To avoid wasting time and to demonstrate transparency. We are a finite resource. The pricing below is for Ross MacLennan as Principal Consultant. He delivers the bulk of our products.

 

It also means you save significant money. If bought in goods and services can be invoiced direct to you we add no fee. If you wish us to manage and centrally bill as an agency, then a simple 5% management fee is added. This can be a significant cost saving compared to many business models. 

FAQ

What exactly is The Anatomy of Everyday Leadership and why is it important?

Our approach to leadership involves creating a consistent baseline of understanding, combined with the practical knowledge of the way a leader has to get things done. It goes beyond the traditional provision of skills and abilities required to lead, inspiring leaders within an organisation. Strong leadership fosters positive teamwork inside your culture, improves employee morale and productivity and drives organisational success.

 

How can leadership training benefit our organisation?

Leadership training benefits your organisation in numerous ways. It equips your leaders with the skills to effectively guide teams, adapt to change, and drive innovation. It enables teams to view leadership from a perspective of progression and an understanding of the challenges and opprotunities their leaders face.  This openness creates employee engagement and retention, fosters better communication and improves the overall performance and success of your company.

 

How do you customize leadership training to suit our organization's specific needs?

We understand that every organization is unique, with its own challenges, goals, and culture. Our approach to leadership training involves conducting a thorough needs assessment to understand your organization's specific requirements. Based on this assessment, we tailor The Anatomy of Everyday Leadership to address your organization's unique challenges and goals, ensuring maximum relevance and effectiveness.

How do you measure the effectiveness of your leadership training programs?

We employ various methods to measure the effectiveness of our leadership training programs. These may include pre- and post-training assessments, participant feedback surveys, observation of behaviour changes in leaders, and tracking key performance indicators such as employee engagement, productivity, and retention rates. Our goal is to ensure that our training programs deliver tangible results and a measurable return on investment for your organisation.

 

What methodologies do you employ in your leadership development training?

Leadership is a muscle. As such it benefits from challenge and repetition. We find the three stages of development: Cognitive, Associative and Autonomous,  very useful in designing the experience of each session, building our core learning around easily retained  and recalled triads. 

 

 The Anatomy of Everyday Leadership always begins in-person. Keynote presentations, seminars, workshops and development programmes are followed by blended opportunities for virtual training sessions, webinars, online courses, coaching and mentoring programs. We work closely with our clients to determine the most effective delivery method based on their preferences and logistical considerations.

How do you ensure that leadership training translates into real-world results?

Our leadership training programs are designed to set a baseline language of Leadership across your organisation. The case studies and evidence we review and discuss, reflects practical, real-world scenarios. Training incorporates interactive exercises, discussion groups and feedback to help participants adapt learning to their day-to-day leadership challenges. 

 

​How do you ensure confidentiality and privacy during leadership training sessions?

Confidentiality and privacy are paramount in our leadership training sessions. We adhere to strict confidentiality policies and ensure that all sensitive information shared during training sessions remains confidential. Our trainer creates a safe and supportive environment where participants feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, experiences, and challenges without fear of disclosure.

What ongoing support do you provide after the completion of the training program?

Our commitment to our Alumni doesn't end with the completion of the training program. We offer ongoing blended support to help reinforce learning and sustain behaviour change over time. This may include follow-up coaching sessions, access to resources and tools, online communities or forums for continued learning and networking. We're dedicated to supporting our Alumni on their leadership journey beyond the meeting room.

What differentiates your content from that of other providers?

Our content is uniquely tailored to address the evolving challenges of modern leadership within the UK and globally. It combines leadership theory with practical, real-world applications. Our programmes are interactive and engaging; designed to provoke thought and inspire action. We prioritise the development of practical skills and mindsets that leaders can immediately apply to the context of their world. We believe our ability to effect meaningful, lasting change sets The Anatomy of Everyday Leadership  apart from other programmes.

Do you tailor the programme to address the specific needs of different leadership levels?
The Anatomy of Everyday Leadership recognises different needs at different levels of your organisation. Building on our Leadership Pyramid, our offerings are customised to address the distinct challenges and objectives of various tiers of leadership, whilst retaining the core programme that establishes a consistent language of leadership withinthe organisation.

Can your programmes be integrated with our existing L&D framework?
Absolutely. Our approach is highly flexible and customisable, designed to complement and enhance existing Learning and Development (L&D) frameworks. We work closely with your HR and L&D teams to ensure our content aligns with your organisational values, competencies, and strategic objectives, ensuring seamless integration and reinforcement of key leadership principles across all levels.

STRONG RELATIONSHIPS ARE MORE IMPORTANT
THAN  PERFECT PRODUCTS

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