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The UpDate

What’s Changing in the World of
Leadership Development?

Well quite a lot has been happening within ChangeMaker since the last UpDate so we thought we’d keep you informed of our new developments and some of the WISDOM (What I Should Do On Monday) we have encountered over the last few months.

We are now linked to our new website and so for more detailed information on any of the topics below just click and read.

Leadership and the development of the talent in our clients’ businesses are at the heart of our vision. As a valued partner for companies who wish to make significant and sustainable change” we are alive to new thinking, and to developing ourselves and our different approaches to meet the changing demands of the market. Our desire to be involved in sustainable change has been strengthened by our involvement with Lominger: The Leadership Architects™. David Whipp (see picture on right) has been appointed as a UK Associate and this means we will be able to call on their resources and huge body of research in creating performance development solutions at both the individual and organisational levels.

  • TalentDevelopment: Some UK case studies using the Lominger Competency based expert systems for different phases of individual and organizational growth

 

    

2005 | Issue 4 | August

MEET THE TEAM

Welcome to David Whipp.
David joined the ChangeMaker family in August creating ChangeMaker Leadership Performance Ltd. as our specialist in talent development systems.
He brings a wealth of experience from his corporate career in training and organisation development, latterly as a director in Europe for Kraft Foods,

david whipp

To say hello! Contact
[email protected].co.uk

 



We’ve just successfully completed a Global Senior Leadership Programme for one of our clients. 25 delegates from the most senior levels, from all parts of the world, and a variety of professional disciplines. The approach is intimate, in small groups; coaches work closely with these teams and on a 1:1 basis. The style is experiential and involving. The venue in Spain is carefully chosen to address issues of culture and to provide the environment for exploring how we can improve personal performance by challenging our comfort zones with the appropriate support of our colleagues.
As globalisation is seen as the route to business growth and working across boundaries becomes increasingly important we’ve also been looking at how culture affects the way we lead and exploring what lies at the heart of our ability to be leaders. We used 2 articles as foundation stones for this programme.

  • ThoughtPiece: Charisma or Karma? Collins and Quinn. Some recent thinking on what makes great leaders.
     
 


It is really
provocative!  Very good learning on how to work in a multicultural team!  And how to improve my behaviour and leadership in an international environment” 

Director Marketing Brazil

 

 



This edition’s free offer
is a little different from normal:

Our behavioural approach to coaching has gained many admirers since we made the logical move into this field in 2000.
Based on the success of this year’s Open Leadership Coaching events we are pleased to announce that we are extending the offer by bringing our coaching model and individual approach to you at your business for hands-on evaluation.

 

 

 

“without doubt the best training experience of my career to date and a potential pivotal moment.
Many thanks and congratulations to you at ChangeMaker".


Customer Marketing Director UK

 



Our Discovery Learning events
have taken a step up this year.
Chris Howe led a BreakthroughThinking journey on the Great Wall of China in May and has just returned from running a MaasaiMasterclass Live in Tanzania. We were also privileged to be involved in the visit of a group of Maasai warriors to the UK during July which was covered by the Daily Telegraph the BBC and CNN. We have now been asked to get involved during 2006 with the visits of 3 different tribes to the UK.

  • DiscoveryLearning: News of the recent events in UK, Africa and China and forward planning for journeys in 2006.
     
 

discovery learning events


FEEDFORWARD


Another facilitation technique we have been experimenting with is the use of FeedForward rather than Feedback.
This was based on an article by Marshall Goldsmith where he suggests that

“there is a fundamental problem with all types of feedback: it focuses on the past, on what has already occurred—not on the infinite variety of opportunities that can happen in the future.  As such, feedback can be limited and static, as opposed to expansive and dynamic.”

SO WE WILL BE KEEN TO HEAR YOUR FEEDFORWARD ABOUT OUR UPDATES AS WE COMPLETE OUR FIRST YEAR OF PUBLICATION.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF IT SO FAR? (Not just the Morecambe and Wise answer please!)
WHAT IS MOST INTERESTING AND LEAST INTERESTING
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN UPDATE IN 2006?
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