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CASE STUDY | FTSE 250 GLOBAL SERVICES BUSINESS

High Potential Development

Next-Gen Leadership

 

The company is enjoying rapid organic growth alongside geographical expansion through acquisition. Being able to maintain this trajectory is going to depend on the leadership capabilities they can develop for the future. 

The CEO and CHRO recognised the key to this lies in releasing potential a level below the executive committee, focusing on those high performers who could become the next generation of senior leaders. 

 

Three Steps to Success 

The first step in creating the high potential development programme was to understand the organisation’s existing leadership capability. 25 leaders were assessed over a three year period using the Strengths Unleashed Triangulation™ approach. Individual debriefs confirmed the data gathered. Before results are shared with the CEO and CHRO, each person signs off to say that their reports are a true reflection of the data and the debrief conversation. 

Having identified individual strengths, we worked with the CHRO to develop an approach to unlocking potential, tailored to each participant in the programme. We highlighted specific areas for development and focused on creating impact by meeting the needs of the business and increasing profitability. 

Based on our insight into potential, mentoring and coaching is being provided through Merryck & Co. As experienced business leaders Merryck mentors have been instrumental in accelerating the learning and development of this leadership cohort of the future. 

 

Outcome  

Our structured approach has been underpinned throughout by the Triangulation™ assessments. These enabled us to work with the CHRO to design individual career development guides based on tangible evidence, using a common framework and language to describe and measure success. 

Graduates of the high potential programme have been successfully appointed to the executive committee and are actively contributing to the future success of the company.