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Leadership Development Methodology

Successful organisations invariably invest heavily in developing their leaders. At Full Circle Feedback our methodology is based on twenty years of designing and implementing numerous leadership development strategies and programs for our clients. Out methodology is based on the recognition that our approach needs to reflect the current and future needs of our client combined with the application of adult learning principles.

Step 1: Keep current with Best Practice (ongoing)

  • Research the literature about leadership effectiveness
  • Conduct our own research using our extensive database of outstanding leaders
  • Ensure our consultants are leading edge practioners
  • Identify industry challenges, issues and benchmarks

Step 2- Understand client needs

  • Review leadership development history and client's current situation/issues
  • Interview key stakeholders
  • Conduct needs analysis and skills audit against desired competencies/capabilities
  • Consult existing client data, e.g. staff surveys, 360 degree feedbac, etc.

Step 3 - Plan the appropriate strategy

  • Clarify key projective objectives and "Leadership Ambition"
  • Define target audience and project scope
  • Establish links to existing organisational systems, e.g. performance management, competency or capability frameworks
  • Develop the project plan and timelines

Step 4 - Design the program

  • Design communications and key messages
  • Design the program content
  • Pilot the program and make refinements
  • Produce materials

Step 5 - Conduct the program

  • Interview or brief participants
  • Conduct program based on adult learning principles and action learning
  • Ensure transfer of learning to the workplace
  • Provide ongoing support

Step 6 - Evaluate impact

  • Design evaluation study and survey items
  • Conduct evaluation survey
  • Provide client with evaluation report identifying program enhancements
  • Follow up with participants to track ongoing learning transfer

About the Author: William Lang

William Lang
Bill Lang has over 25 years professional experience working as an organisation strategy and development consultant and C-suite Executive Coach. Early in his career he worked with KPMG, McKinsey &Co., Bain & Company and AXA as an Executive. His clients operate in over 50 countries and on all continents. He is former member of the Melbourne University Commerce Faculty and holds a MBA(Harvard) and B.Comm/LLB (Hons). He is the author and creator of the Scores on the Board skill development and improvement system.

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