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Leadership & Communication


Leadership, though being at the core of every successful organization, is a complex undertaking. A combination of personal attributes and deliberate learning help grow leadership capabilities for both individuals and organisations. Our team delivers powerful lessons in leadership, from envisioning and using effective communication to execution, right through to inspiring teams to deliver with integrity and values.

We work with organisations to identify their leadership gaps and tailor  programmes to help them move  forward. Our programmes include leadership assessments, capacity building and action planning. At the centre of our leadership programmes is the capacity for leaders to learn to communicate effectively and undertake effective stakeholder engagement.

We design programmes that focus on the organisation’s leadership challenges with the objective of  addressing the gaps and creating  capacity for the business to face the future with confidence. In the process of designing our programmes we undertake individual meetings with key leaders to get insights into the organisation’s capability   and identify objectives and approaches that suit their situation. We also undertake leadership assessments using best in class tools such as the Hogan LEAD Assessments and Leadership Versatility Index (LVI 360). These assessments  give us essential insights into the leadership gaps and support the customisation process.

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Here we look at the fundamental principles of leadership as an introductory conversation to the key elements of leadership. Understanding the various types of leadership, characteristics and attributes of leaders is important to pursuing   greatness in leadership.

One of the key responsibilities of senior executives in any organisation is to provide strategic leadership. Creating an exciting vision that inspires the team to seek to climb to greater heights, leading the process of developing the right strategy to pursue the vision and championing exemplary execution of that strategy is what strategic leadership is all about.

Organisations must continually change and innovate to survive. Understanding the dynamics of the business environment and waking up to new uncomfortable realities of the workplace forces organisations to seek ways to creatively change course and create new opportunities for growth and development.

The culture of an organisation is reflected in the way the people within the organisation work with and around each other. It is a key enabler to organisational success if the right culture is in place and of course the opposite is true if an undesirable culture exists within the organisation.

Setting goals is an important part of organisational performance. Goals must be SMART in order to be effectively pursued and achieved. If goals are not specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound, it will be difficult to not only achieve them but also measure success.

Teams are only as good as the individuals that they are made up of. Ensuring team effectiveness requires team leaders to not only be good team players themselves but also create structures where team and individual roles are clear for each member and take measures to inspire and motivate the team to deliver.

Great leaders understand the importance of communication and embrace effective communication approaches and techniques to achieve organisational goals. Leaders must invest adequately in the development of communication capabilities within their organisations and create an environment of open, collaborative communication that fosters team performance.

Stakeholders are an essential part of any organisation and require deliberate and careful actions to address their needs, concerns and expectations if they are to continue working with and supporting organisations. Understanding the Power/Interest matrix and creating actions to effectively manage stakeholders is key to this leadership responsibility.

Values rest at the centre of great and effective leadership. Doing the right things in the right way no matter the circumstances is essential to successful leadership hence the importance for leaders to embrace values as an integral part of the work they do.

Leading oneself is the beginning of great leadership stories of all times. Understanding what is important in one’s life, how to achieve it and the need to work with others in the collective environment without undermining personal goals is very important.

Projects are not only expensive but also time-consuming and leaders must have a good grasp of the governance imperatives that would enable them to deliver great project outcomes. Here we underscore the importance of effective leadership of project teams, consistent and continuous communication and working within resource limitations.

Having a balance between work and other important aspects of life such as leisure, family and fitness is key to great performance. To avoid burnout, employees must learn to take a break from work and do other interesting things or attend to personal matters that could refresh them. We share with our participants the essentials of achieving that balance.

Time management is a key component of business delivery as poor planning and prioritisation directly impacts the ability of the team to deliver on its strategic targets. Participants of our programmes will learn the importance of prioritising tasks so as to focus on those that have a bigger impacts on their performance goals.

Managing conflicts at the workplace is not only challenging for most leaders but also very time-consuming. Here we take participants through practical techniques and approaches of minimising the impact of workplace conflicts on the important task of business performance.

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The Leadership Group Limited

2nd Floor, Western Heights

Karuna Road, Westlands.

P.O. Box 50649, 00200  Nairobi, Kenya

Tel:   +254-020-231-3240

Mob: +254-071-531-3244

E-mail: info@leadershipgroup.co.ke

Website: www.leadershipgroup.co.ke