Leadership Development-4

Leadership development

It hardly needs saying, but we’ll say it anyway! Managers and leaders have to connect and communicate really well with their teams for internal communication programmes to reach their full potential. (Not to mention the impact on the overall employee experience!)

An amazingly creative, well-thought through communication and engagement plan will only achieve work if leaders and managers are ready, willing and have the right skills to share and inspire others into action.

We know the very real day to day challenges in complex and ever changing environments, because our specialist leadership development team have themselves been leaders. Meaning our approach is authentic and relevant.

Supporting Leaders improves the impact of communication

We know the very real day to day challenges in complex and ever changing environments, because our specialist leadership development team have themselves been leaders. Meaning our approach is authentic and relevant.


Creating storytellers

Having a compelling organisational narrative is one of the cornerstones of successful employee engagement. Using a blended approach we supported leaders to experientially learn how to tell a great story and deliver it authentically and memorably. Ensuring that they always captured imaginations, painted well-defined pictures and got people excited to be part of the story.

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Experiential conferences

The leadership conference is a staple in most internal communicators calendars. But sadly, much of the time (and cost) is often fruitless. Typically they involve a lot of ‘what will we tell them’ thinking and most of the time it’ll be crammed with far too much information. Podium talks. are not memorable. About 97% of what is said will be forgotten within 7 days. To create impact and influence behaviour we got DHL leaders active, involved and practicing new skills. Creating a conference that inspired action.

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The art of conversation

Many internal communication programmes will have some sort of ‘cascade’ of information built into them. But not all cascades are the same. For us, the leaders and managers have to be fully conversant and engaged in the message for it to have resonance. So investing time with the people at the ‘top’ of the cascade is what has made the difference at Arco.

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Development beyond programmes

Learning and development teams often ask us to support them with training which may not be specifically aligned to an internal communication or engagement programme. But they recognise the benefits of us having been involved at a strategic level  within the organisation. It means we have an inside track on and understand the broader challenges, the culture and the desired direction. Making the training relevant, connected and meaningful.

Executive and leadership coaching

Sometimes working one-on-one is the ticket for enduring and lasting breakthroughs. Either as stand-alone interventions or as part of a programme, our approach to leadership coaching is grounded in pragmatism, supporting leaders to new and deeper levels of self-awareness and communication know-how.

NLP for leaders

Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques can radically improve a leaders ability to communicate effectively, build and maintain rapport and positively influence those around them. Our in-house NLP Master practioners deliver a range of courses that specifically focus on leadership communication, arming leaders with a practical toolkit of methods and techniques that will significantly improve their communication impact.

Team building

Got a new strategy to work through? Or a big change on the horizon requiring everyone to get fully behind it? Or perhaps a new team has just been formed and they need to get up and running quickly? Using an exceptionally insightful tool that uncovers individual motivations, our PRINT® workshops bring teams together behind common goals and get them working smarter and more efficiently super quick.


With teams of L&D specialists, facilitators, IC experts and behavioural psychologists we create events that inspire action. From strategic planning, to coaching the speakers or developing interactive game-based learning activities – we invent events that truly inspire, engage and connect. And keep leaders, managers and employees inspired way beyond the day itself.

You might be interested in reading our popular report on leadership communication. Grab a copy here.