Dare to lead
If leadership were easy, everyone would be doing it.
But leadership isn’t easy – it’s hard work, can be emotionally uncomfortable and requires an innate ability to balance the financial and operational needs of an organisation with the emotional and practical needs of the people who work for it.
Leadership isn’t about knowing how to do the job – it may have taken years to build the skills and experience to do what you’re paid to do effectively, but that really is the easy part.
Having the confidence, effectiveness, empathy and grit to know how to foster inclusion and team spirit and get the best from the people around you is about personal strength and resilience.
That’s why the coaching and workshops we deliver focus on the core areas of effective performance: Leadership, Collaboration and Inclusion.
Leadership is not management. Managers do what’s required; leaders do what’s necessary.
Our tailored leadership coaching is designed to play to your strengths and work on tougher areas. We‘ll help you define and develop the skills that not only precisely fit the professional demands on you today, but also enhance your career development tomorrow.
And whether you’re new to it or not, you’ll find out what it takes to be the best you can be, how to identify the challenges you’re likely to face and how to coach and motivate your own team so they can be equally effective.
Getting the best out of yourself and your team requires collaborative working. It means being able to resolve conflict, assuming the role of mediator from time to time, spotting and then harnessing talent within the team and then taking them with you.
The coaching and workshops you’ll get from us focus on building on your personal brand and individual style – to gift you the skills and knowledge to operate consistently and inspire consistent performance from your teams in return.
The events that unfold around us help to shape who we are and what we stand for – and this evolution of self-identity is at the heart of how, as leaders, we create inclusion. Effective leadership begins with you. What do your own behaviours and actions tell the people you lead about the culture of the company?
Our leadership programmes are designed to help you ensure everyone in your organisation is recognised, respected and valued for who they are so they feel a genuine sense of belonging.
The alternative is an unsafe workplace in which individuals feel diminished or disempowered and where their differences and cultural fabric aren’t respected.
The Fundamentals of Leadership Course
This four-module programme for new leaders and those who’ve not had training in the fundamentals of leadership is one of the most popular courses of its kind. In the last year it has benefited 125 leaders from some of the biggest names in UK business. The course provides you with the skills and the foundations you need to become the leader you aspire to be.
Courses for more senior leaders
Leaders with more experience face challenges that are more complex. We offer courses that are individually tailored to the specific needs of our clients. These sessions include skills training in how to lead inclusively, creating psychologically safe spaces, and giving and receiving sensitive feedback.
Critically, and unlike the majority of courses currently available from other providers, our senior leadership courses at Convergent offer practical help in putting your new skills and knowledge into practice.
For more information about the range of leadership courses available, please contact us.