Leadership Development

Aberkyn’s leadership development programs focus on personal transformation in the context of the team.

Aberkyn’s leadership development programs are unique in that leaders experience them in the context of their own management team to work on real problems. This creates a higher level of engagement to the leadership development program. Also, the team dynamics provide excellent input for personal transformation as they act as emotional triggers that leaders can learn from. Lastly, it benefits their team: experiencing the Aberkyn program together builds trust and a high performing team.

Typical situations where Aberkyn is engaged are:

  • Culture transformation: shifting behavior to deliver on an organization’s aspiration
  • Senior team alignment: improving collaboration within teams
  • Talent development: preparing leaders for the next step in their careers

5 elements of leadership development

We typically integrate the following components into our programs:

Meaning 

We help leaders discover their personal purpose to guide their actions and inspire others. Purposeful leaders set strong intentions that help create the desired outcomes.

Framing

Personal transformation is often triggered by upsets that always offer an opportunity to learn and grow.  We work with personal ‘hot buttons’ that are based on fears to address a leader’s limiting mindset and behavior.  By building awareness of these blockages and challenging assumptions leaders gain the possibility to pause and choose a response when triggered, rather than react out of habit.  Reframing upsets in this way allows leaders to gain mastery over their lives and be a source of inspiration to those around them.

Connecting

Trust is indispensible for people to be able to work together. We cultivate the various elements that create trust so that leaders can take practical steps to build it.  So that leaders build and use a rich web relationships to support both personal development and the realization of goals

Engaging

Leaders can improve dialogue and better address difficult conversations, speed up the decision–making process and accelerate learning if they step up and learn to engage themselves and others in the face of risk and uncertainty

Energizing

We teach leaders how to be resilient and deliver peak performance by integrating the wisdom of the body and energy systems and applying greater awareness to improving their nutrition, sleep, exercise and work habits. This includes meditation – Silence practices, such as mindfulness, dynamic mind practice and visualization, are indispensible for a leader to expand his/her consciousness.  Benefits include greater creativity, sharper intuition, more focused attention and a stronger sense of whether we are aligned with our purpose.

Read more about Centered Leadership on mckinsey.com

5 elements of leadership development
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Executive Coaching

In addition to developing leaders in their teams, Aberkyn also works one–on–one with leaders in executive coaching journeys.

Certified coaches help leaders to deal with their most pressing issues. Through coaching we enable leaders to shift their root perspectives to drive more productive behaviour, create inspiring work cultures and lead more fulfilling lives.

Once we have ensured a good fit between coach and coachee, we typically involve the “ecosystem” of stakeholders through interviews or 360 diagnostic instruments. We coach using the Socratic method: we hold no opinion or judgment about the coachee’s situation or actions and we do not offer subjective advice.

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Leadership Circle Profile ™

Aberkyn often uses The Leadership Circle Profile to help identify leadership strengths in individuals and teams, and opportunities for development.

The Leadership Circle Profile is designed to accelerate leadership effectiveness by helping leaders gain deeper insight into their behavior and what is driving it. 

It is the only 360 degree assessment that simultaneously provides focused competency feedback while revealing the underlying assumptions that are causing a leader’s pattern of strengths and limitations. 

The Leadership Circle Profile helps leaders understand the relationship between how they habitually think, how they behave, and, more importantly, how all this impacts their current level of leadership effectiveness. 

Aberkyn coaches are certified by The Leadership Circle®

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