In developing and implementing leadership programs over the past 27 years with a strong theoretical foundation, it is our experience that a successful leadership development program includes a handful of recurring methods. These methods always have presence in a program, regardless if the focus is group development, teambuilding, transitional leadership, personal leadership, adaptive leadership, communication or supportive leadership.
Dialogue as a Method
We develop leaders’ ability to build a culture of dialogue. The purpose of dialogue is to reach common understanding, not necessarily consensus. Using dialogue as a method enables leaders to gain greater understanding not only of the individual group members but of the organisation as a whole.
The success of an organisation is often determined by the strategic use of constructive dialogue. Dialogue is a way to express needs and gives leaders an understanding of their existence in a larger context.
Reflection as a Method
We develop leaders’ ability to reflect in order to affect attitudes and values, which will influence their choice of action. Attitudes are most important in connection to change. Through reflection, leaders learn to examine and question their own and others motives and actions, with the purpose of continuously improve decision making.
Action Learning as a Method
Our practical and result driven pedagogy is based on a close link to the day to day challenges of our clients. Through action learning, we alternate between short theoretical sections and practical training and exercises followed by process and evaluation. Action learning as a method furthers the development of personal leadership, group development, decision making ability, teambuilding, communication skills and goal implementation.
Experience-based Learning as a Method
By using experienced based learning as a method, we enable leaders to develop through their experiences in the group. Learning through case scenario experiences when interacting in a group creates strong lasting impressions, affecting leaders’ will to change, develop and innovate.
Behavioral Training as a Method
We train leadership behavior in specific situations. By simulating real day to day scenarios in a training environment, we develop leaders’ decision-making skills and rational thinking.