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Great Modern Leader. Being one is a choice. It means you choose to be relevant for this moment in time. You choose to create a practical vision of your personal and professional future. You choose to think, learn, plan and execute to actively create that future. And you choose to lead others – your organization and the people in it – to greatness.

Unfortunately, there are still many leaders out there for whom neither the description great nor modern applies. A situation which organizations can no longer afford to ignore.

That’s why we blend different solutions together to develop long-term solutions uniquely for you. Because there is no short-cut to becoming a Great Modern Leader.

To give you an idea of what that could look like for you, we’ve described a couple of the more common types of projects we’re asked to help with.

How are we different?

We look at the development needs of your organization, your leaders and your teams. We look at them in the context of real work. And we look at the knowledge and behaviours that need to be reinforced. We know that your success depends on this.

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Phase III

The Problem

Your organisation is expanding into new territories. You have a team of young managers with limited management experience. Now is the time to equip them with new skills and tools to lead their teams competently in individual and team situations. You have decided to introduce a 1-year development program to address the skills gaps, to build trust and to create a strong management team. The focus is on practical methods and tools that can be used immediately.

The Solution

A bespoke program built around the N.E.W.S.®-Compass ™ with individual coaching to embed the mindset and skills during roll-out.

Phase I: Improve core people management capabilities to lead individuals.

Phase II: Improve participative leadership skills to lead teams as units. 

Phase III: Align Management Team to shared goals, purpose and values.

The Outcome

Managers acquire the mindset and skills to become Great Modern Leaders. They have a framework and tools to lead individual team members.

They have a framework and tools to lead their teams as a collective unit and to create a ‘great team’.

They are aligned to shared goals, a common purpose and have a playbook of behaviours for their work together.

The Benefit

The N.E.W.S.® portfolio offers the unique benefit of providing best-in-class solutions to develop organizations, teams and individuals using the same structured framework, methodology and language. Each solution is built around the N.E.W.S.® Compass™, allowing us to effortlessly add building blocks during and after the 1-year program.

Phase I

Phase II

Phase III

The Problem

You want to consciously build a culture of cooperation to make your organization fit for the future. There are tensions between different business areas, particularly between the departmental heads. You have considered different options to address this situation and are looking for an approach which is measurable, practical and builds a common understanding of the contribution each area can make to your organization’s success.

The Solution

Phase I: Measure the level of cooperation between individuals, teams and departments. Carry out gap analysis.

Phase II: Reduce tension and conflict potential between department heads at individual level. Develop individual leadership capabilities.

Phase III: Align Leadership Team to a common vision, shared goals and create a playbook of common values and behaviours.

Phase IV: Measure improvement in cooperation between individuals, teams and departments. Analyse further areas to address.

The Outcome

Cooperation between business areas has improved. The amount of time and energy spent in unproductive conflict situations has been reduced.

Departments Heads are able to create the strategic link to the organization’s vision for themselves and their teams.

The Leadership Team is aligned to a common vision and goals and are driving organizational performance through their teams.

The Benefit

The solutions from TransCooption®, N.E.W.S.® and Corestrengths® provide a structured framework for addressing the very specific needs identified at individual and team level. Their complementary nature makes blending them together simple and ensures that your investment pays off with tangible impact across the organization. By making your organizational culture measurable and visible, you remove the guess-work and can validate impact and measure your ROI.

Solutions for Leadership Transformation

We live in a disruptive reality. Each of us gets hundreds of interruptions every day; e- mails, text messages, WhatsApp messages, phone calls, questions, problems, crisis messages and more. We face endless changes and an information overload. We might plan what we want to do every week or every day, but the daily storm takes over. We cannot complete our plans, so we work early in the morning, or late in the evening or on weekends. Work invades our personal life. Stress levels rise. We are over busy all the time. This reality makes it very difficult for us to plan, to focus, to execute and do our own work. Many of us give up planning altogether as we feel we have no control over events.

Mission Possible! is a highly practical training program for managers and employees. It is designed to help you become much more productive, even saving up to 3-4 hours per day. It is especially suitable for the hectic modern work place and its unique current challenges, and gives you a set of principles, skills and tools to consciously and proactively manage distractions until you are ready to deal with them.

Virtual work is revolutionizing the workplace. Responsiveness and flexibility are higher than ever. At the same time, so are the issues and challenges leaders face to keep teams performing.

This program introduces leaders to six powerful skills and tools, and the mindset of participative leadership they need to have, to lead their team as a whole unit in a virtual environment. They support the modern leader to harness the advantages and leverage the potential that technology and corporate platforms offer for virtual leadership by incorporating them as interactive elements during the learning process.

The program is based on the N.E.W.S.® Compass™ for leadership and is highly structured and clear. Managers who go through this unique program testify that it changes their approach to leading remotely and beyond. It makes them much more effective and capable in the new virtual workplace, leading knowledge-age workers and millennials. They are far more successful at leading highly complex virtual teams that challenge the leadership style of yesterday.

Managers are responsible for taking an active role in developing, coaching, engaging and retaining their people. This program is designed to teach managers the mindset, skills and tools to conduct short, impactful coaching conversations with individual team members as part of their management role. It equips them with tools to assist their team to thrive in an ever changing environment.

They develop the ability to diagnose what is holding individual team members back from achieving the agreed goals. This helps them to understand the type of coaching conversation they need to prepare for, and which of the practical tools they can apply to help their team member to support them to move forward and perform fully again.

By practising the skills and tools repeatedly during the learning process, managers gain a sufficiently high level of confidence to begin applying them with their team members immediately.

The modern workplace has changed significantly in the last decade. This requires a new leadership style to lead teams in a flexible, participative, and agile manner. Many leaders are unsure where to start, particularly as many have been trained to lead individuals rather than entire teams as a unit.

This practical program provides leaders with the tools, skills and mindset to give their teams the direction they need, while creating the necessary space for the team to actively align and engage in the process. Designed around the N.E.W.S.®Leadership Compass™, it provides a systematic framework for leaders to guide their teams, to master change and achieve highly effective results as a unit.

By practising the skills and tools repeatedly during the learning process, leaders build the confidence necessary for them to begin using them to lead their teams, keeping them focused and engaged and resolving team conflicts immediately.

The world is changing at a rapid rate with its forces radically reshaping the reality in which we live. Everywhere we look, disruptive innovations are impacting every sector with industries today facing high levels of turmoil. No firm, industry or career is immune from the impact of these forces.  As leaders in a world that is substantially more volatile, uncertain and complex, many find that incremental changes are no longer sufficient. Frequent and deeper changes and transformation are what is needed.

This requires a new kind of leadership. Organizations need to change as fast as their environment and need resilient leaders to empower, motivate and at the same time ensure the achievement of operational results.

N.E.W.S.® Executive Coaching™ is an innovative and profoundly structured process to help you navigate your career and your team. It is tailored to answer the development needs for the very busy executive operating in an uncertain environment. It is structured and transparent, organized as a step-by-step process, with very clear goals, roadmap and outcomes.

This is for you:

  • If you need to regroup your organization or team following a crisis,
  • if you are in transition; to a new organization, a new role, or a new career,
  • if you and your organization need to lead complex change,
  • if you want to learn how to apply the unique methodology and tools to lead your team and organization.

Leaders complete this program with increased clarity and focus, and a set of tools to lead, coach and develop themselves and their teams.

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