Blue Pencils
Leading Now
Enable, accelerate and socialise your leaders

The modern management mode

Through cross-organisational and in-house programmes, we help our partners to equip their leaders and high potentials with the space, skills and connections to lead and thrive in the ever-changing world of work.

Coaching Mindset
Coaching Mindset

In this workshop, you will learn the fundamental tool of great leaders: how to use questions to engage, empower, and improve performance in your direct reports. Through a series of science-based exercises, you will learn how to help your reports become more self-sufficient, resolve their own problems, and make more valuable contributions to your team, even when times are uncertain. We’ll also cover “adaptive coaching,” including how to coach well remotely and when emotions are escalated.

Our cross-organisational programmes

Performance enhancing and peer-led learning

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First Time Leaders

A purposeful, social and performance-enhancing 12 week accelerator providing recently promoted people managers with practical and immediately applicable skills.

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Coaching Circles

Coaching Circles combine the collective power of 'action' learning oriented to individual challenges, with the practicing of in-demand coaching skills needed to lead teams today.

Tailored programmes
Tailored programmes

For partners like Dr. Martens and Dishoom, SuperAwesome and Capital on Tap we've designed and delivered tailored management development programmes to equip rising and established leaders with the skills they need to thrive, and take teams with them, in ever-changing times.