Raise your hand if you’ve ever tried creating sustainable leadership in your organisation. It’s an objective S A Partners implement in different types of organisations and sectors all the time, and one that organisations always have issues with in implementing successfully, and that’s where S A Partners come in via our Leadership Development Programme.
I was driving home from work in the summer, and had been wrestling all day with how to create a leadership programme within S A Partners that delivered on the objective for our clients in an even more effective way. Because of our long standing experience we had loads of great ideas, products, slides, thinking and even some enthusiasm but we wanted a better way of hanging it all together. I switched on the radio and it was as if a divine light brightened up and showed me the way (a bit like that iconic scene in the Blues Brothers). Funnily enough, it wasn’t just the light bulb moment as a Bananarama song was playing on the radio called ‘it aint what you do it’s the way that you do it‘ followed by the fun boy three classic, ‘and that’s what gets results’.
A Framework Creating Sustainable Leadership
That’s it I thought, focus a leadership programme around a key deliverable, use the divine inspiration ‘and that’s what gets results’. So I nipped into Mc Donald’s – was obligated to have the chicken sandwich, fries and a diet coke, I didn’t go large, and scribbled the leadership programme onto a napkin.
It started life as “Me, It and Them” but with the help of our crew changed into what we have today which is “Who I am”, “What I do” and “My Team”.
The Leadership Development Programme section of the implementation framework, helps develops the necessary behavious for leaders at front line, middle and senior levels to engage people in their improvement journey, and provides awareness for leaders around the most effective behaviours to exhibit at each management level in the business.