Nine Conversations in Leadership is an innovative leadership development intervention that acts as a catalyst for long-term development of leaders. The intervention is applicable at every level of the organization and utilizes a process that adapts to the organization’s context.
The intervention consists of nine facilitated conversations that occur within a small peer group (comprising of ten people), referred to as a leadership cell. The purpose of each conversation is to share and learn from one another’s leadership challenges and successes and to co-create ideas and solutions from shared learning and wisdom.
The Nine Conversations in Leadership intervention fuses organizational development and traditional training in a workshop format. It uses 360o feedback, peer coaching and personal development planning to create strong, committed and aligned leaders at all levels of the organization. The intervention examines leadership in the realms of Head (Knowing), Heart (Being), and Hands (Doing). It brings participants together repeatedly to explore and cover all aspects of leadership, from organizational leadership to team leadership, and the leadership of individuals and self.
The introduction of the Nine Conversations in Leadership intervention to an organization offers benefits that impact the organization, teams and individuals:
Solidifies organizational leadership around the organization’s vision, values, purpose and strategy.
Aligns the organization, supporting clarity of leadership messages throughout the organization.
Enhances the organization’s ability to respond quickly and uniformly to strategic shifts and contributes to enhanced financial performance over time.
Supports talent identification and management of the leadership pipeline.
Increases team cohesion at all levels through the development of leadership skills. Identifies opportunities for enhanced organizational effectiveness as the vision, strategy, team dynamics and essential operating elements are examined continually in an open, structured environment.
Grows the self-awareness, leadership competencies and personal effectiveness of leaders in the organization.