If it sometimes feels as though your job as a manager or leader is like herding cats - just when you think that you've got everyone or every opinion corralled into a corner and in agreement, one makes a break for freedom and then they all make a run for it.
Then spare a thought for our lovely team of 9 managers who spent an afternoon herding ducks. Indian Running Ducks that more than lived up to their name!
As the culmination of a 12-month bespoke programme of learning, coaching, on-the-job assessment and surgery sessions we took time off to recap, review and celebrate success. And there was a lot to shout about.
The team has led their business to the most profitable 6 months in their entire business history and at the same time have become more confident individuals and a more effective management team (with the exception perhaps of when ducks are included)
We are thrilled to have been involved in the design and delivery of the programme and feel very privileged to be able to continue working with such great people. Ducks however are a different story…
LIFE IS DEAF
True2 developed a good manager into an exceptional people person with all round communication skills.
It is really hard to describe what Lynne does. Lynne would say she just asks questions - I would say she performs magic.
Director of Campus Services, Royal Holloway University
Why has it been successful? - Lynne is undoubtedly a skilled trainer who knows her profession, but there are many others who do as well - what makes her different is her ability to rapidly build relationships, her willingness to think outside of the box and the fact she is also a very insightful individual who challenges the status quo and will not let those that she is working with 'off the hook'. In my view the success of any training and leadership development is not the material, this is a given, it is the individual that delivers it, and this is the success story.
Jonathan Coles. HR Director, Philips
Lynne's ability to tailor learning to both the business objectives and the audience has ensured that our people leave with new frameworks, skills and a wider breadth of thinking; all of which can be applied immediately and have instant impact on our business.
Rob Turner, Managing Director, Kinetic Solutions
I thought the session was really engaging - loved that it wasn't death-by-PowerPoint, and really enjoyed the interactive aspects. Really interesting topics covered that made me think so differently about the way I converse with customers; including aspects that I wasn't expecting from the session, but that actually made me think much more.
Fuji Film Service and Support Team Member