World class

management development

Rooted in rigorous science and tested with 61% of the FTSE100, the management masterclass programme has one purpose: to make managers great.

Already adopted by many of the world’s most progressive companies from ASOS to Unilever, the course is now open to individual managers (or soon to be managers).

“As well as the learning transfer data which is demonstrating the value created, one of the things I am most struck by is how this program is reinvigorating the pride in being a great manager.”

Nick Pope, Global Learning Director
7 talents

There are seven key talents that separate the exceptional managers from the rest. We can help you master them all.

Read about all 7 talents below.

Relate
Next session
7 September
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Create, strengthen and manage relationships with your team members
In the world’s largest study of what makes a manager effective, one thing came out way above all else: strong working relationships. Discover what it takes to maintain great relationships.

In this session you will:

  • Understand that working relationships should benefit you as much as your report
  • Explore the five key ingredients for building valuable relationships with your team
  • Discover practical tools to get things back on track when relationships break down
Thrive
Next session
21 September
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Spend more time at your best
Don’t put looking after yourself last on your to-do list. Identify your unique strengths and how you can use them to grow further, faster and with (apparently) less effort.

In this session you will:

  • Discover how much you’re currently thriving and what’s stopping you
  • Identify how you can choose to think and act in a way that helps you to thrive
  • Create a self-care kit to maximize your chances of thriving
Direct
Next session
5 October
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Steer your team to deliver what you need, when you need it
Too much control and you extinguish ingenuity. Too little and you waste energy. Discover how to strike the balance between empowering the team and stepping in to make things happen.

In this session you will:

  • Work through the five key areas where clarity is needed
  • Discover the core principles to creating a director for your team
  • Find a directive style that works for you and your team, so they follow you every day
Execute
Next session
19 October
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Take charge so your projects deliver on time and in style
Execution is exactly what business leaders are after – it directly impacts the bottom line. So discover how to take control of your own time, focus and accountability to deliver on time, under budget and beyond expectations.

In this session you will:

  • Learn how to kick the urgency addiction and focus on what’s important
  • Practise how to get stakeholders on side so they become your allies in execution
  • Create a culture of clear individual and mutual accountability
Coach
Next session
2 November
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Enable others to be the best they can be
Once a catch-all term for the fluffier elements of management, coaching is now a much desired management skill. From frequent feedback to agreeing appropriate objectives, learn how to get everyone performing at their peak.

In this session you will:

  • Understand the way you currently coach, and what motivates you to do it
  • Explore the coaching mindset: finding it, keeping it, and maximising its power
  • Discover the four key behaviours that make up great coaching
Energise
Next session
16 November
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Give hope, build momentum and share your passion
Emotional energy is infectious. And exuding positive energy is the management trait that has the greatest direct effect on performance. Discover how to fire up your team and become that sustainable energy source.

In this session you will:

  • Consider the extent to which you already energise others and what gets in your way
  • Explore five tactics for creating and sharing positive energy, and found a delivery style that suits you
  • Understand your own energy habits and how to work with them
Innovate
Next session
30 November
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Create a community that’s willing and able to innovate
Whizz-bang launches and idea-spewing CEOs aren’t the biggest drivers of innovation. That title is reserved for a little thing called culture. And since the biggest driver of culture is managers, it looks like innovation is down to you.

In this session you will:

  • Consider what helps and hinders a climate of innovation
  • Learn how to equip your team with innovation skills and explored the leadership behaviours you need to support them
  • Discover tools to help you tackle your own innovation challenges
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