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Grow the right business leaders for tomorrow.

51iHC9FJNRL._SL110_LEADERSHAPE’S UNIQUE PUBLICATION …has reached no. 35 in the Amazon Best Seller’s Rank for Training – and highest position of Top 1% on the Amazon Best Seller’s Rank (out of 6m!)

SENIOR BUSINESS AND ACADEMIC leaders from Tata Management Training Centre, Claire’s Stores, Henley Business School and the Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD) have endorsed a unique publication showing how organisations can grow and develop tomorrow’s leaders, in-house.

Co-author/editor of Leadership Assessment for Talent Development,  John Knights, Chairman and co-founder of LeaderShape says:

Many of today’s leaders reach the organisational pinnacle because they are great at getting there, not because they are a great leader when they arrive. We need to identify and develop those people who will be excellent when they are in the top position.

The publication highlights a new roadmap for CEOs, Directors, Managers and HR professionals, detailing how organisations can use assessment tools to go far beyond recruitment and selection; the aim is to recognise and develop key individuals, as part of a comprehensive talent management and development strategy.  Researched and authored by several members of LeaderShape and the University of Chester’s Centre for Work Related Studies faculties, the extensive source material covers well known public and private sector bodies, as well as family firms and SMEs, collected over 15 years.
Director of LeaderShape and contributing author, Danielle Grant says:

Business professionals needing to pinpoint future leaders will not want to be without this state-of-the-art blueprint for success.  Leadership Assessment for Talent Development goes beyond recruitment to position assessment as a central, strategic activity. It demonstrates how to apply a connected process that accelerates behavioural change and facilitates engagement and enables in-house talent.  It is an authentic and essential companion for managers in any field who want to equip their company with talented employees, to be fit for future success.

The book is also edited by Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the University of Chester, Tony Wall, who lectures in the University’s Centre for Work Related Studies (CWRS) and is a specialist in personal and organisational transformation. The Centre exists to promote the University’s internationally recognised expertise in the fields of work-based learning.
Tony says:

In conducting research into the leadership needs, strengths and blind spots, we found some fascinating trends which are crucial for everyone dealing with talent management and leadership to know. The book tackles these head on, using leadership assessment as one of the most efficient and effective ways to direct talent management budgets for optimal impact. The book is focused on the ‘how to’ of ensuring you get every ounce of value from leadership assessments.

The book, published by Kogan Page, profiles step-by-step how to boost existing talent and, through extensive real-world case studies, highlights the practical application of powerful, bespoke leadership assessment processes. Reviewing the publication,
Peter Collyer, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, Claire’s Stores, Inc said:

A child in their favorite toy store…….that is how this book will make any inquisitive HR Executive or Business Leader feel, when they delve into the rich insights, learnings and opportunities this book provides! For any “self-aware, development-hungry leader” who strives to be successful, this provides both immediate and long-term direction on how to excel as a business and a leader whilst encouraging us to become an exceptional role model for future generations.

Shubhro Sen, Director, TATA Management Training Centre commented:

A timely and insightful treatise on a subject of central importance to every organisation today. Essential learning for all professionals engaged in leadership and talent development.

Dr Barry Z. Posner, Accolti Professor of Leadership, Santa Clara University co-authored The Leadership Challenge, selected as one of the top ten leadership books of all time. He added:

Without leadership, organisations (and nations) perish; this is why this book is so timely, and important. Full of interesting research, practical examples and insightful advice.  An excellent contemporary resource for developing leadership talents; invaluable at both an individual and organisational level.

Professor Peter Hawkins, of the Henley Business School, said:

Tomorrow’s leadership will face far greater challenges than today’s privileged generation. We need to be developing tomorrow’s leadership now and this book provides many tools, approaches and case studies that can help us with that urgent task.

Peter Cheese, Chief Executive Officer of the CIPD, who has just been named HR’s Most Influential Thinker for 2013, offered:

Leadership capabilities at all levels have never been more important in times of great change and uncertainty, and most CEOs will cite leadership as one of their most critical areas of concern. So how do we make sure we are assessing and developing leaders in the best way? Much is changing in this field and this book brings together some of the best thinking, case studies and ideas that help us all better understand and develop leaders for the future.

Chris Gulliver, Denise Meakin, Etukudo Odungide, Lisa Rossetti and Philip E Sweet were additional contributors and authors.  Case Study authors were Kate Julian, Nadine Perrins and Greg Young.

Aboodi Shabi – ICF regional workshop review

A new initiative to bring high-quality coaching workshops to the North of England has been so successful its organisers have begun planning next year’s series!  (See details of our Feb 15th MasterClass on Team Coaching with AoEC Founder and president of the EMCC, John Leary –Joyce.)  The series has been devised and hosted by executive coaches and mentors, LeaderShape, together with the International Coach Federation (ICF.)  The first one-day seminar welcomed individual practitioners as well as corporate attendees, including from the telecoms and aerospace industries, to the renowned Work-Based Learning centre, the University of Chester.

One of the UK’s most senior coaches, Newfield Networks’ Aboodi Shabi, delivered the specialist session “The Art of Masterful Coaching – beyond a set of techniques,” to offer new perspectives to its audience.

Said LeaderShape Director, Danielle Grant: “This hands-on, experiential workshop has brought the highest level of development to senior coaches in our area.  We’ve been delighted by feedback saying this event will be “difficult to beat!”  We will try, however, as the ethos behind the programme is our belief that good intentions regarding work-based learning are often undermined by a lack of training or proper framework.  To this end, the workshop provided accreditation worth 8 CCEUs which can contribute to a prestigious University qualification, including the PGC in Coach-Mentoring and Facilitation in Organisations.  We are launching this executive level course with Chester University in 2012, to offer practitioners the greatest possible support for success.”

Aboodi Shabi, Newfield Network, 1 day coaching workshopAboodi Shabi, a pioneer and leader in the UK and European Coaching community and founding co-President of the UK ICF, said: It’s invaluable for us to be able to offer access to quality networking and training sessions in the regions to maintain the best outputs in the workplace and individual practice. Those who attend will be enhancing their skills and their ability to cascade them to others.”

CASE STUDY

The masterclass in ontological coaching examined ways to develop deep listening to allow the authentic human being to speak. Focusing practically on the world of work, the day offered both coaching and reflective exercises. Presentations and interactive study explored a framework to understand beyond presenting goals, then to move beyond coaching techniques to discover the true expression of the client. Continue reading ‘Aboodi Shabi – ICF regional workshop review’

Northern Workshops

John Leary-Joyce presents next LeaderShape ICF regional coaching Masterclass
Team Coaching Workshop | Feb 15th | University of Chester | 9am – 5pm

LeaderShape is pleased to invite you to its second one-day specialist workshop in the North West of England together with its post-graduate certificate validating body, the University of Chester and the Academy of Executive Coaching.

The Team Coaching MasterClass with the AoEC’s founder and current president of the EMCC, John Leary-Joyce, will help experienced coaches develop team work, drawing on the highest professional and best practice standards. John will outline the complex, systemic approach that demands a much wider range of competencies than individual coaching.

This official ICF Regional Event, offers certified 7 hrs CCEU  for attendance.   

The workshop at the University of Chester is from 9am on February 15th with AoEC Founder John Leary-Joyce. Fee: £140 + VAT.  A £20 discount is available for members of the ICF, EMCC, AoEC, Alumni, students and partners of the University of Chester and for Public/not-for-profit organisations.

For more information:
Please book here or email contact@leadershape.biz for more information.

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Advanced University Qualifications in Leadership

Early bird bookings are now being taken for the open programmes (in partnership with the University of Chester) starting in March 2012:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching, Mentoring and Facilitation in Organisations
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Transpersonal Leadership
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Emotionally Intelligent and Transpersonal Leadership
  • Master of Arts Degree in Transpersonal Leadership

Because they are based on the principle of work-based learning, these qualifications not only ensure an excellent knowledge of leadership but also that the candidate is actually an effective leader.

Visit our website for more information; then call us on 0870 990 5576 or email us to discover what LeaderShape can do for the leaders and future leaders of your organisation.

A Unique Suite of Advanced University Qualifications in Leadership.

LeaderShape has announced a new unique offering of a Suite of Advanced University Qualifications in Leadership: Download details now.

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The Art of Masterful Coaching

One Day Specialist Workshop
at the University of Chester, Warrington Campus.

This workshop can count towards a prestigious post-graduate University degree; it will carry ICF (International Coach Federation) Continuing Coach Education Units (CCEUs) *. 

Aboodi Shabi, Newfield Network, 1 day coaching workshopwith Aboodi Shabi of Newfield Network

  • Experience one of the UK’s most senior coaches in action – a pioneer and leader in the UK and European Coaching community
  • Develop deep listening to allow the authentic human being to speak
  • Learn to understand beyond presenting goals, then to move beyond technique to discover the true expression of the client before you.

This will be a thought provoking and stimulating workshop, offering questions and new perspectives about coaching and the world in which we do our work. The day will be highly experiential with plenty of coaching and reflective exercises.

*CCEUs will be awarded, subject to ratification by the ICF

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Millions Spent on Coaching Without a Business Purpose

While multi-millions of pounds are spent on coaching across the UK, nearly one in seven organisations (15%) admit they have absolutely no measurements in place to assess the impact of their programmes.

Human Resources publishes LeaderShape articleWorking with us at LeaderShape, a new survey from the leading recruiting expert, Hays Senior Finance, and reported in HR Magazine, shows that coaching is often undertaken without evaluating the return on investment. The survey also reports that two thirds of businesses (68%) fail to use coaching directly to address corporate objectives and they confess that outcomes are often simply referenced at a personal level.

Our own Chris Gulliver comments: “This is a very expensive missed opportunity for UK Plc in fast-moving times. Increasing amounts of money are being spent on coaching as a universal panacea but many companies have no comprehensive overview or sense of purpose.

“There is a clear lack of framework and training given to those who are delivering many of these programmes with the obvious outcome that they simply don’t understand how to use coaching effectively and spend money wisely. In what other area of business would money be laid out with so little thought to evaluating its impact?”

LeaderShape has developed a unique qualification – The Post Graduate Certificate in Coach-Mentoring and Facilitation in Organisations – accredited by the University of Chester to enable employees to develop and maintain best practice in the workplace. This enables superior delivery of important staff development needs, while at the same time providing a recognised academic award.

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