How many people can participate?
Currently this is a one-to-one programme but we are developing a group version for 4 to 8 participants
What outcomes can I expect?
Leading From the Middle is aimed at raising the capability of middle managers and your people. It will help you make the best use of your time and get you focused, and help you get your people focused, on the right activities. Ultimately, the programme will help you improve your business results. Take a look at our Leading From the Middle outcomes above and also our success stories page more on the difference we make.
Alternatively, we offer a free diagnostic session to help you scope an agenda for you in your particular work situation.
What are your payment terms?
Upfront or staged payments as you prefer.
How much of my time will the programme take?
The one-to-one work involves a minimum of two hours per month for 6-9 months and more as you calendar allowes.
In addition to the one-to-one work with your consultant you will also work on real live issues on the job, which is something you would be doing anyway.
What are the entry requirements?
No specific knowledge is necessary but managers who leverage value from our Leading From the Middle programme often demonstrate:
- A drive for success
- An agenda for change
- Values that are well aligned with those of the company
- A strong commitment to their own learning and growth
- A willingness to take risks and execute
- A desire to make a difference
How is this different to other learning approaches?
Other learning approaches give you lots of information and leave you to apply what you’ve learned back in the work place, which is difficult and sometimes impossible in the face of day to day pressures. This means that, although participants often say they got a lot out of a course, programme or academic study, the net result is no change in the workplace.
Leading From the Middle is different. You will still get access to new information, ideas and approaches and in addition you get support to put them into practice in the work place. So whether you want to develop a strategy for your team or develop the team's capability, we work with you to enable you to execute your plans over time.
Leading From the Middle ensures you have the time and space to think things through. Check out our success stories to see how our clients have made a difference to their organisations.
How does it work?
People learn in all sorts of ways and a key learning route is through experience, or via a learning cycle: take action, reflect on the action, analyse the action and its consequences and finally plan for next time. With traditional approaches to learning, such as training courses or on-line study, participants have limited opportunities to go through the learning cycle which makes it very difficult to try out new ideas, approaches or behaviours back in the work place.
With our Leading From the Middle Programme you get numerous opportunities to go through the learning cycle and develop approaches and behaviours that stick, leading to great results for you and your organisation even after programme close.
How do I know it will work?
Investing in development is a big decision and you need to know it is the right thing for you and will deliver the result you want. That's why we offer a free diagnostic session where we explore your organisation's strategy, your role in delivering the strategy and where you want to see improvement in your part of the business. Our aim is to demonstrate the value the Programme can make and to provide an expeirence of working with us.
For now, to help you understand the difference it can make, take a look at our success stories. Alternatively, you could book a free diagnostic session to help you scope out your challenges and how to overcome them for your particular work situation.
Isn’t this just another course that won’t make any real difference?
No, our clients report significant results that have made a difference to their own performance as leaders and to the performance of their part of the business. You can read about some of their success stories see what a significant and lasting difference our programme has made for our clients.
Why does it take so long (6-9 months) to complete the programme?
Today's media bombardes us with apps, books, and articles, to name but a few, on how get stuff done faster. In real life, fostering change is complicated and takes time and attention. During the Leading From the Middle Programme you work on real life challenges that you are in the middle of right now. These are usually complex matters that can only be addressed over time.
Fostering change in people and the business isn't easy and research shows organisation change has about a 75% failure rate. We can't offer you a quick fix but we can work with you to help you navigate your situation succesfully so you can deliver the business improvement you are aiming for.
Finally, this is a rare opportunity to focus on your own development in a one-to-one situation as you observe, critique and extend your leadership capability.
When will I see results?
Immediately! If you sign up for a Leading From the Middle programme, you’ll already have noticed the difference your pre-programme assessment made for you. As you go through the programme, you will continue to notice the difference its making. Part of the programme is to review the results you’re getting as go and at the end with your line manager. You don’t do this for fun, measuring your success in this way is of huge value to you and your line manager, enabling you to see where you were before the programme, where you are now and where you want to go to next.
Who is involved in the programme?
The one-to-one programme primarily involves you and your Accelerated Success consultant. At different stages it will also involve your line manager in a three-way meeting between you, your line manager and the consultant.
The group programme involves you and your Accelerated Success consultant and other leaders who are on the programme with you. You will undertake a mix of one-to-one and group sessions. At different stages the programme will also involve you line manager in a three-way meeting between you, your line manager and your consultant.
What results can I expect?
You can expect to be more strategic, more confident, a better leader, less stressed and more focused on the right things that make a differene to business results. You can also expect your team, if you have one, and those around you to notice the difference and even to raise their game as well. Take a look at the Leading from the Middle outcomes above and our success stories for more on the results you can expect.
Alternatively, we offer a free diagnostic session to help you scope out what those results are for you in your particular work situation.
Will this work with other learning initiatives we have going on?
Yes, Leading From the Middle will work alongside and enhance all other learning or organisation change initiatives.
How do you measure results?
When you start your Leading From the Middle programme you will identify the outcomes you want and how you will measure your success against them. If you identify a lot of hard measures, linked to company KPIs, that’s how you’ll measure your results. On the other hand, you may identify a lot of softer measures, in which case, this is how you’ll measure your results.
The process in the Leading From the Middle programme is to review progress against desired outcomes on an ongoing basis and to have more formal mid and end of programme reviews, involving your line manager. Take a look at the success stories to see the results our clients get.
Will participants be able to use what they learn after the programme?
Yes. The Leading From the Middle programme changes how you do things and helps you make doing them habit. After programme close you will be used to the different ways of working which is why the changes you make, stick.
How does the programme make so much difference?
Learning is about repetition of doing, reflecting on what you’ve done, reviewing how it went and planning what you’ll do next time. With traditional approaches to learning, participants get limited opportunities to go through this learning cycle even once, which means they never truly learn or develop new habitual behaviours.
With Leading From the Middle, participants get numerous opportunities to go through the learning cycle and develop behaviours that stick, get great results and continue to get great results after programme close.
What qualifies you to deliver this programme?
At Accelerated Success we have been working with leaders in ICT companies since 2003 and have built a wealth of knowledge and experience about how to help them succeed, whether via our Executive Programme, our Leading from the Middle programme or Collaboration Lab.
In addition, our consultants have performed a number of leadership roles in large corporates and have a variety of learning and coaching qualifications. Take a look at our about us page to find out more.