Ben explained how once a leader had isolated and resolved obstacles, they could truly shape an organisation’s strategy, impact its culture and drive it to renewed or continuing success.
Ben, in his challenging talk, explored how a skilful and authentic leader can maximise the potential of a workforce, transform the executive teams and boards they lead, drive through greater business innovation and enhanced business performance - all through strong leadership.
He used examples from his work with many international companies to illustrate the dynamics of leadership within management teams and how it appears a team is actually working can be deceptive. Ben outlined how the causes of disputes can arise from what is not said in meetings as much as what is said.
It is now widely recognised that investing in leadership skills significantly increases a business chances of prospering. An effective and balanced leader will:
Invest Northern Ireland support the development of leadership skills in Northern Ireland by holding events and running programmes each year.
It will help participants to:
We also run the Leadership Team Programme. This focuses on developing the skills and relationships of the top team in order to achieve business growth. It combines world class executive education modules, with specialist business coaching and shared learning through peer networking.
If your business is an Invest NI customer you can apply to take part on our Leader Programmes. For information on dates and the application process please contact our Business Support Team on 0800 181 4422 or make an online enquiry.
If you’re not currently an Invest NI customer you can access free online assessment Business Diagnostic Tool and find out more about leadership skills on the nibusinessinfo.co.uk website.