Growing the capacity and confidence of senior leaders at ED&F Man
Our client’s needs:
ED&F Man was looking to introduce a development programme for a group of employees who had been identified as the next generation of leaders. There was a need for a bespoke programme that was built on the ED&F Man leadership framework and organisational values.
Specifically, ED&F Man wanted a programme that would enhance their leaders’ effectiveness in their current roles, and further develop their all-round leadership and business potential.
To achieve this goal, we needed to create a programme that would increase participants’ self-awareness of their current strengths and areas for development, and enrich their leadership style and skills. It also required support for the broader organisation in the form of creating opportunities for teams and individuals to drive for greater business success, and building a network of senior business leaders for mutual support, challenge, and knowledge sharing.
We created a leadership development programme aimed at the top 100 leaders in ED&F Man. This group were below the level of the executive leadership team and had been identified as ‘top talents.’
The programme included 360° feedback, strategies to promote diversity & inclusion, executive presence and impact, a look at neuroscience and its link to behaviour as well as actor-led sessions. We used several case studies involving external organisations so that participants could apply their learning to the real world.
Participants were from all over the world, with most being leaders of large functions and teams. Therefore, to cater for and challenge this group, the programme was experiential and included many guests and external speakers to engage participants and stimulate discussion.