Leadership Development

By: O'brien Consulting  05/12/2011
Keywords: Personality Assessment

O’Brien Consulting have delivered Leadership Development Programmes with a wide range of clients. These events are typically 2-3 days in duration. The programmes are aimed at high potential people who have been identified as leaders of the future. Programmes are bespoke and are developed in partnership with the client. We identify exactly what success in leadership means for the client and develop our programmes around this. We utilise a range of activities, some of which include workshops on leadership, group work, role plays, personality assessment and 1:1 coaching. Participants gain a unique insight into both their strengths and development needs. We work with participants to develop Personal Development Plans (PDPs), ensuring they have clarity and direction. These programmes will equip participants to deliver more effective leadership and be better prepared for the challenges that will lie ahead in their future careers.

Keywords: Personality Assessment

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We have extensive experience in a wide range of industry sectors in both public and private arenas. Our success is built upon our ability to work side by side with our clients. At O’Brien Consulting, we believe in a process of partnership.



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Outplacement Counselling

When an organisation commits to go through a process of downsizing, it is crucial that the message is delivered in a manner that causes the least upset amongst employees. We teach managers how to utilise these frameworks to ensure a more positive outcome for all affected parties. Our aim is to support participants and ensure that they are fully equipped to make their next career move.



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Executive Coaching

Utilising techniques such as goal setting, we assist senior professionals understand their career goals and work with the coachee to develop strategies to achieve these goals. The aim of our coaching interventions is to clarify focus and re-awaken the hunger to succeed at both a personal and professional level. Underperformance has a costly impact on businesses and it is imperative that organisations have a motivated work force.