A Masterclass for every level of leader
Masterclasses clients say...
Sense of inspiration
Amazingly well received. This session generated a sense of inspiration and learning for our team.
An engaging experience that translates directly into meaningful business & team building learning that will help our team stay ahead of the competition.
Brendan’s session went down fantastically well and subsequent feedback has been excellent.
Probably the best we’ve ever had! Brendan’s highly engaging workshop got right to the heart of the leadership challenges we face as an organisation – an absorbing and RELEVANT session for all involved.
An Immense and extremely valuable masterclass. There were so many memorable touch points in your story and the delivery was perfect.
Practical leadership lessons
Brendan turns a personal challenge into valuable, practical leadership lessons for all.
LEADING FOR THE FUTURE
For Senior Leaders with large teams and broad strategic responsibility
Your organisation’s senior leaders set the climate for everyone. The leadership behaviours they demonstrate, reward and sanction determine the organisation’s culture.
This masterclass gives delegates a perspective on the human element of managing a team in a rapidly changing, uncertain environment and how they can improve the example they set for all.
Heightened self-awareness of EQ, particularly when under pressure.
An understanding of black-box thinking and the need to create a just, no-blame, learning organisation mindset.
A greater ability to gauge and build trust levels in their team.
A greater appreciation of the need for senior leaders to invite autonomy. To make the transition from being hero leaders to servant leaders.
LEADING FROM THE CENTRE
For middle managers, 5+ team members and departmental strategic responsibility
The middle management layer of any organisation is a challenging place to be. Having to carefully balance the needs of human capital with commercial delivery, whilst feeling sandwiched between the high expectations from above and the demands from below.
This masterclass gives middle management delegates a unique perspective on the human element of managing a team in an extreme environment and what tools worked to find balance and meet expectations.
An ability to use ‘trust cues’ to foster higher levels of trust across departments.
Linguistic tools used to invite autonomy and empower their teams – making the journey from directing force to supporting presence.
A reflection on how their Emotional Intelligence affects their department.
An appreciation for the ‘cost’ of speaking up, and how they can influence it.
LEADING FOR PERFORMANCE
For managers in an early leadership role
Taking on your first leadership role is a big step into uncertainty. Your technical expertise, which has propelled you to this level, is no longer what you’re judged or measured on. Now, it’s all about getting results, through others. As the famous saying goes – What got you here, won’t get you there.
This masterclass gives new leaders a case study of a leader (me) on the same journey as they are and the hard lessons I learned along the way, which are recontextualised into the delegates’ work environment and explored in detail.
Use the language of leadership – communicate intent, over direction.
An ability to consistently signal trust and create psychological safety.
Emotional Intelligence and the power of their individual ‘mood shadow’.
Smart Delegating – knowing when technical competence warrants greater autonomy. Learning to be okay with ‘letting go’.
Creating the space for honest conversations and lesson learning.