- I cannot spend time away from my work. Won’t LEAD end up costing my business?
We ask all delegates to make certain time commitments to LEAD in order for it to generate results. These commitments pay dividends.
Independent research of alumni found that 97% believed their businesses had grown as a result of LEAD and 100% said that the cost of LEAD was justified.
By taking time out, delegates find that they have more time as they focus more on important matters rather than being drawn into the daily minutiae.
- Why should I think about taking part in LEAD?
You should consider harnessing the potential of LEAD if you:
- Wish to become a better leader
- Want to gain confidence in and improve your leadership skills
- Are looking to grow your business but are unsure of the direction you should take
- Are looking for support in developing new business processes and ways of improving the business
- Feel isolated and don’t have a peer support network to turn to for advice
- Why concentrate on leadership and my own personal development?
Effective leadership can be the difference between basic survival and continued growth. It means taking tough decisions, seeking out new opportunities and capitalising on the skills of your staff. By developing your leadership skills, you can improve these areas of your business and achieve better performance.
- Is LEAD academic?
LEAD is primarily a practical programme. We do recommend academic books and papers to read but the emphasis is on learning from real-world experience and practice and from your peer group.
Delegates can obtain a Postgraduate Certificate in Personal and Professional Practice which they can then extend to Diploma level. By undertaking a work-based assignment they can in turn gain a Master's degree.
- What practical skills will I gain?
Leaders learn by experience. LEAD will provide you with opportunities to gain practical solutions that you can take back to your business to drive growth. You will also be exposed to invaluable insights into operational fitness as well as increasing your confidence in your leadership abilities.
- Why is it so important to mix with other delegates?
Camaraderie is vital for the dynamics of the programme and for the individual.
As a business leader you can often feel the issues you face are unique. Yet through discussion and interaction with other delegates, you can see how others are dealing with the same issues you face and evaluate what could work for your business too.
There is also the opportunity to break free from the isolation of running your own business or department. Peer group learning and being part of a network of high-performing business leaders are real benefits.
- How have companies and individuals benefited from LEAD?
- Post-LEAD mean growth is 27%
- Mean growth in employment is 12.8%
- 100% of delegates state they are a better leader
- 100% are more effective and more confident
- 97% believe their business has grown or will grow as a result of LEAD
- 83% claim that LEAD has helped in their personal life
- 75% state colleagues have seen a difference in them
- 59% of delegates have traded generating over £2.5m in sales
- 1 in 3 delegates have created a new venture e.g. acquisition, expansion, relocation, diversification or a joint venture
- LEAD has helped delegates generate many ideas to improve strategy and business processes
- Delegates benefit from a peer support network for advice that lasts beyond the programme