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MK College

Developing and Strengthening Leadership and Management Capability

  • We are building a Leadership and Management Development Programme, The Red-Thread Partnership supported the rollout and implementation of World Class Manager online modules to fit with our plans.
  • Unable to meet face to face we love the energetic, enthusiastic and fun delivery of the launch workshop during lockdown and on Zoom!
  • We have appreciated the flexibility that The Red Thread Partnership have provided in ensuring the World Class modules fit with our own planned delivery or our Leadership and Management Development Programme.
  • We also appreciate the ongoing support and contact to ensure our programme stretches and challenges our 2 cohorts of 24 colleagues.
  • That is 24 engaged, enthusiastic people exploring their leadership and management knowledge and skills.

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Met Office

Decision making skills for senior leaders

  • Bespoke programme design
  • Wide range of experiential activities combined
  • Includes reflection, debate and real world application
  • Consistent highly positive participant feedback
  • Tangible evidence of workplace application
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Astra Zeneca

IT function culture change

  • Global inquiry identifying key cultural issues
  • Detailed output including 3 year culture change
  • Implementation process
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University of Northampton

In-house Fellowship programme

  • In-house presentation of our award winning Fellowship programme
  • Run in tandem with the University’s Changemaker initiative
  • Yearlong leadership programme built around volunteering in the community
  • Delivers real business and community impact
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Leading speciality chemicals company

Creation of a suite of bespoke blended soft skills development modules

  • Bespoke content focussed on rapid integration of new graduate/post graduate entrants
  • Content focussed on personal effectiveness, leading projects and delivering value
  • Mixed media content including video, animations, self-paced workbooks and virtual workshops
  • Sits on business’s LMS
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Leadership development at all levels

  • Top team coaching and development
  • Leadership and management skills workshops
  • 1:1 coaching
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Growing talent to lead in a digital and changing world

Re-design and delivery of a frontier leadership style next generation leadership programme for the global top talent; and for the global talent feeder pool.

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Cultural transformation to integrate three divisions

  • Cross-functional focus groups, staff survey and 1:1s to assess current culture
  • Whole organisation values engagement and development workshops
  • Launched and crafted engagement strategy
  • Significant observable values based behavioural change
  • Started bi-annual engagement strategy
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Coin Street

Organisation-wide management and leadership development

  • Bespoke modules
  • Half-day experiential master-classes on Inspiring Leaders, Employee Engagement, Being a Great Manager and Empowerment
  • Pre-work included personality profiling
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Ashridge Group

Transformation from a security guarding business to a people led facilities management provider

  • Reviewed purpose and business model
  • Established a people first culture, with full reward and recognition strategy
  • Ongoing board coaching
  • Ongoing managerial skills development through World Class SME coaching
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St George

Driving change, by driving leadership skills

  • Delivered a series of skills development workshops: Difficult performance and conflict, Prioritisation and decision making, Motivating and delegating
  • Created and delivered core leadership programme
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Kerry Foods

Transforming the finance function

  • Identified purpose and values
  • Created ambition on a page
  • Communications and engagement strategy
  • Became highest engaged function globally with highly successful succession and promotion
  • Catalysed widespread cultural change and inspired a new business narrative
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'Raise the Bar' programme - creating a high performing distributed team to meet the challenges of the future

  • Coached through real projects to solve ongoing challenges
  • Drove individual and team change using MBTI psychometrics
  • Ongoing managerial skills development through World Class SME coaching
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Dairy Crest

Increasing the pace of performance and change

  • Development of cross-functional senior team
  • Drove individual and team change through multiple feedback sources (insights, upward feedback)
  • Re-framed understanding of current challenges and business narrative
  • Changed team dynamics and wider ways of working
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London Ambulance Service

Creating alignment in People and Organisation Development function

  • Delivered whole function engagement event identifying key challenges in delivering the current strategy
  • Developed ability to influence without hierarchical power
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Transforming systems, processes and culture to drive efficiency

  • Developed vision and specific personal commitments
  • Rolled out internal communications and engagement plan
  • Increased collaboration, drove change and raised soared morale
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Kerry Foods

Creating impactful and influential leaders

  • High impact experiential workshops
  • Driving real business impact through ‘real play’
  • Changed the commercial narrative in the business
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Connecting employees to a new vision and raising engagement

  • Engaged with all key stakeholder groups including customers
  • Ran two whole organisation engagement events to surface and address key issues identified by stakeholder groups
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Delivering award winning leadership development

  • Designed and delivered an integrated four tiered leadership development strategy
  • Developed internal delivery capability
  • Output projects adopted by Board and functional directors
  • Impact and quality recognised by Chartered Management Institute, British Quality Foundation and City & Guilds, where it won a Princess Award
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Acorn Care and Education

Delivering insight to transform business

  • Conducted an employee engagement survey across all 1,200 employees and provided detailed segmented analysis highlighting key issues for the Board
  • Set out and agreed a transformation strategy
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Kerry Foods

Developing highly powerful and effective senior functional teams

  • Building trust in ICT, Finance, R&D, Marketing and the SMT
  • Drove individual and team change through multiple feedback sources (360, MBTI, upward feedback, Frontier Leadership assessment)
  • Agreeing genuine shared ways of working
  • Ongoing business coaching
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Navigating future strategy

  • Delivered a highly imaginative and engaging whole organisation event
  • Identified key behaviours to address uncertainty, the new competitive landscape and improve agility
  • Gained everyone’s commitment to the new ways of working
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Robert Horne Group

Becoming an expert in a new sector

  • Discovery to understand morale, levels of engagement and perception by key customers
  • Developed and coached senior leadership team through strategic review and in developing strategy on a page
  • Drove engagement and alignment with new strategy
  • Grew skills of key employees across the business
  • Division delivered global goals in a declining market
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Birmingham City University

Re-energising marketing

  • Delivered a highly creative, experiential event driving communication, planning and teamwork with a newly reorganised function
  • Resulted in a highly engaged and motivated function
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Lohman Technologies (UK) ltd

Re-engineering engineering

  • Delivered a series of focus groups to explore the findings of an employee engagement survey
  • Employees picked up and drove key areas for improvement
  • Developed senior leadership team to deliver the desired change
  • Substantial business improvements seen as a result
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Making culture fashionable

  • Conducted discovery to understand what a good culture would look like in Head Office
  • Created a comms and engagement strategy delivering key tactical and strategic activities
  • Business created a new role to pick up and drive the change
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Coaching new leaders

Providing coaching to new leaders stepping up into new roles.

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AFL Hyperscale

Helping fibre go global

  • Designed and delivered an innovative yearlong leadership development programme for the top talent
  • Delivered a series of key projects over the course of the programme
  • Participants stepping into key global roles
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Sheffield University

Leading leadership in the higher education sector

  • Designed and delivered some of the Sheffield Leader programme
  • Programme acknowledged in the sector as a ground breaking programme
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