strategic leadership focus

(slf)

Description

Foundation stones’ Strategic Leadership focus programme is designed to:

  • Support a team to ‘break through’ a specific area of strategic importance that for some reason has ‘stalled’, or fallen behind its critical path.
  • Ensure that a specific area of strategic significance is not allowed to fail, due to its fundamental importance to the entire business strategy.

We do this by working with the leadership team to understand their behavioural dynamics, to support and strengthen the relationships, trust and governance as a foundation to lasting success for you.

We then facilitate an intervention that allows you and your team to get to the very core of the issues/opportunities/barriers to success.

We will, using our “customer up” model, support the leadership team to build this specific focus area into the wider strategy/plan to support successful execution and delivery of the desired outcomes. 


Application

Leadership Teams who need support in a specific area of their strategic plan/execution. The team might be “stuck” on anything from top line performance through customer advocacy, innovation, roles and responsibilities to delivering measurable value. 


How?

While we would recommend our full Leadership Alignment (LA) program, some teams and leaders are looking for a very specific unlock.

In common with the LA product, we base all of our work on context gathering from the CEO/Lead and we connect as well as measure alignment with her or his team against that context. (See LA for full details).

As part of our context gathering, we will “become the customer” and gain as deep an understanding of your customer and how they experience your brand/product/execution as possible. Whatever the area of leadership focus, we believe that our deep understanding of your customer and market/competition will support our facilitation and your success.

We ‘energise’, focus and align the team around the delivery of the strategic priority, ensuring the Customer is always at the heart of what we do.

As with our Leadership Alignment product, we work with the leadership teams’ behavioural dynamics to support and strengthen the relationships, trust and governance as a foundation to lasting success for you.

We will then facilitate a laser focused conversation on the specific strategic area to be ‘unlocked’. Through this conversation our consultants will represent the customer while also ensuring that all voices are heard and the “behavioural conditions” and team dynamics unlock the full potential of the team.

The facilitated conversation will allow you and your team to get to the very core of the issues/opportunities/barriers to success.

We will, using our “customer up” model, support the leadership team to build this specific focus area into the wider strategy/plan to support successful execution and delivery of the desired outcomes.

A typical Leadership Focus intervention would require 1-2 days dependant on numbers of people involved and scale of focus area. 


As for all of our Foundation Stones programmes, we offer and recommend you utilise our executive coaching capability to help support individuals facilitate and lead, not only the Strategic Leadership Focus intervention, but will equip those individuals to deal with the ongoing challenges of leadership within today’s business.

FS Support


This intervention will unlock the strategic area of focus. Importantly, we ensure this remains aligned with the business strategy and the customer at its heart. They also emerge with stronger relationships which is key for continued and sustained success.

Output


“Foundation Stones helped me to align my team behind one of our strategic priorities. They didn't focus on ‘glossy strategies’ or clever theories like many other consultants, they focused on practical support to help us align behind and then in detail, identify our objectives. They combined this practical support with the courage and care to help us anticipate the people and relationship issues that can block successful execution”

Anne Allen, Managing Director, Park Cakes Bakery

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