Leadership development at Mount Anvil
Impact assisted in designing and delivering a modular development programme for Mount Anvil's leaders, helping them to sustain significant organisational growth.
Mount Anvil recognised that to sustain its significant growth in the London property development market, it needed to invest in leadership development to enhance the skills of its senior management.
Impact UK proposed a modular development programme called REACH with three complementary aims:
- To provide a unique and memorable leadership learning journey
- To support organisational development objectives in creating a well-aligned business
- To build a cross-functional core of applied leadership thinking.
The modular programme ran over a 10-month period and included five residential modules. Leadership was core to each module, with a specific focus on personal development, influencing, change, managing high performance and sustainable business activity. Skilled Impact facilitators used simulations, dialogue and behavioural feedback to enhance learning.
The establishment of clear leadership development objectives for participants was crucial. A dedicated 360° feedback tool created specifically around Mount Anvil’s values and leadership competencies, together with a network of internal learning support both managers and mentors, ensured that participants reviewed and updated these as learning is applied to roles.
Leaders were proven to take responsibility for their own learning, and its application provided real developmental value.
Investment throughout the modular process on senior management sponsored business projects is helping shape the future market place profile of Mount Anvil. Participants have also been challenged to research, design and deliver one of Impact's unique community action learning projects in partnership with a charitable organisation of their choice, utilising their leadership skills.
"The REACH programme has been a challenging and rewarding experience for all the participants. It is already having a positive impact on our business." - Killian Hurley, Chief Executive