The LEADER System

The six-step system for developing remarkable leaders who deliver amazing results


Implementing the LEADER System will help you build leadership capacity, develop leadership capability and create a strong leadership culture.


Companies which don’t invest in their leaders make less than half the revenue per employee compared to those who do. They deliver shareholder returns that are 22% lower and the company’s value can be reduced by as much as 30%.


There is no shortage of theories about leadership but there is little practical advice on how to develop leaders.


What you get

The LEADER system gives you a six-step approach to developing your leaders.
Each step will move you closer to developing the high-performing leaders you need. Leaders who will help you deliver fast, sustainable business growth .

The Leader System

Level. What level are you currently at when it comes to developing leaders? What level do you need to be at? Build the business case for leadership development in your organisation.


Envisage the leaders you need for the future. Align leadership development with the business strategy and define the key metrics.


Assess the readiness of your potential leaders to take on new roles and responsibilities. How ready, willing and able are they?


Develop the skills, behaviours and confidence of your future leaders.


Embed. In parallel with Develop, embed new behaviours in the workplace to improve leadership on a day-to-day basis.


Reinforce and support new leadership behaviours through organisational routines, processes and systems.

Implementing the LEADER System

Through our Boardroom process we develop your leadership team at the same time as they develop leaders through the organisation.  We provide you with the practical tools and techniques to apply each step of the System.  We support you all the way with high-quality coaching, mentoring and training from our team of experts.


90-minute Strategy Session.  Led by a LEADER System Professional, the Strategy Session introduces your leadership team to the LEADER System, getting everyone on the same page to decide if you want to use the system and tools to develop your leaders.


The Level Day.  A day to give your leadership team tools to clarify what the organisation is trying to achieve and the leadership challenges that need to be addressed to be successful.  We help you identify what’s already working with your leadership development activity, what needs to change and to agree priorities, plans and immediate actions.  Your leadership team uses the new tools for the next 30 days to deliver immediate improvements.


The Envisage Day.  Another day with your leadership team to analyse the business strategy and agree on the critical roles, desired leadership behaviours and target population for development.  Your leadership team use the tools for the next 30 days to deliver further improvement and to create a LEADER Profile that is specific to your organisation.


The Assess Day.  Another day with the leadership team that starts by reviewing and refining the LEADER profile.  You will then be introduced to new tools to help you make an objective assessment of individuals’ leadership performance and potential, to identify potential successors and future leaders and agree the development they need to make progress.


With your leaders now focused and all on the same page, you’ll use the tools for the next 90 days to hold development planning conversations with each member of the target population, source coaches and mentors and design or source formal training through workshops, programmes and other means.


Quarterly Sessions.  A day with your leadership team every 90 days to focus on the Develop-Embed-Reinforce elements of the System. We evaluate progress, review development needs and strategies, set priorities for the next 90 days and resolve any issues that might hinder progress.


These regular meetings ensure focus is maintained, progress is measured and successes are celebrated.


Annual Sessions.  A day with your leadership team each year to work on them as a team, review progress with leadership development in the organisation, update the LEADER profile in line with changes to the business strategy and plan for the next year.


The LEADER System and the Boardroom process delivers practical, simple results:

  • Practical. We focus on application not theory.  We provide you with practical tools, techniques, skills and support to help you take action
  • Simple. We believe in keeping things as simple as possible.  We help you use the tools and adapt approaches so they are fit for purpose and meet the needs of your organisation.
  • Results. We work closely with each of our clients, connecting the needs of their company to their leadership development strategy.  By making this connection, we’re able to focus on making an impact and delivering tangible results.

“I am so pleased that you have broken down the development process into more than one component. I love the simplicity it provides”

Heather Whitaker, Director, People Strategies Ltd

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