Leadership Training and Succession Planning

In academic circles there is a current debate regarding the benefits of having either a “Leader” or “Strategist” as the most suitable head of an organisation. At The Workshop Shop (TWSS) we tend to focus on leadership at all levels. From shareholders, to individual employees, to team, to department, to section, to branch, to region, to head office, at SLT/SMG and board level, leadership in one form or another is required. Leadership is a process in which people have the ability either consciously or unconsciously to influence and enlist the support of others in achieving common goals or tasks. In other words, support the vision.

We assist groups in identifying talent, grow their own leaders, develop leaders for the future, understand and spot insularity, and when to suggest promotion from without.

The very best managers identify and develop talent, but very few organisations have a policy in place that positively plans for future managerial development. Good workers don’t necessarily make good managers. This needs to be recognised and too often people are promoted to positions of incompetence.