Transformational Leadership

LifeForward’s ltransformational leadership programmes enable individuals and leadership teams to gain the confidence to lead with authenticity and vision, creating a positive environment in which motivated, high-performance teams will flourish.

E.I. Leadership Development at LifeForward

Our transformational leadership programmes incorporate workshops, executive coaching and Insights Discovery® to help leaders develop their emotional intelligence and leadership capabilities, targeting critical skills and identifying areas for development.

In addition to core competencies such as self-awareness, adaptability and empathy, leaders can identify their critical areas of focus such as strategic planning, business development, eminence building, change management and personal impact to help them manage the transition from management to leadership.

Adapting to change

Leaders today are facing new challenges in a rapidly changing environment. They need to be adaptable and flexible, supporting their teams through times of stress whilst simultaneously creating a vision for the future that embraces the “new normal” and motivates and engages their teams.

Leadership development is a big investment, whether for yourself or for your team. It’s important to work out what you need before signing up to any coaching or development programme. We like to spend time with potential clients undersanding their priorities and objectives for development before we start.

Drop us a line to discuss your own or your organisation’s leadership development needs.

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At LifeForward we work with them to identify their own strengths and leadership style which gives them the confidence to lead authentically, aligning personal and business values in a clear vision for the future.

Adaptability is also critical for leaders so that they can apply specific leadership capabilities appropriate to the person, situation or orgnaisaiton they are in.

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Importance of persepctive in leadership.

EI – Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

Successful leaders will need a high degree of emotional intelligence – EI – enabling them to manage themselves and lead others with a positive, supportive approach.

At LifeForward, we start with self-awareness as this is crtitical for personal development. This includes an honest assessment of one’s current position, seeing and accepting the reality.

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At LifeForward, our focus on emotional intelligence competencies, such as self-awareness, self-assessment and self-management, gives leaders the skills they need to continue to grow and develop to meet the needs of the changing world around them. We help develop key competencies such as empathy, authenticity, adaptability and initiative.

Transform Your Leadership

Transformational leadership involves shifting perspective, adopting a more intentional and conscious inside-out strategy. Leaders need to know themselves as well as the organisation they lead.

A transformational leader creates the optimal conditions for the greatest potential to unfold out of individuals or a situation.

  • Transformational leaders realize that they have to get ahead of the problem mindset.  
  • They proactively create safe spaces for new ideas and practices to emerge.
  • Rather than resist change, they embrace it and motivate others by encouraging them to look beyond themselves to the bigger picture (organisation).  
  • Far from being static and fixed, a transformational culture constantly evolves based on intuitive thinking, trust and discovery, and operates with a higher level of mindfulness and authenticity.

We have to evolve the way we think about leadership to focus not just on present issues and facts, but also on future potential and emotion. Transformational leadership means integrating rational and emotional forces.

Leadership Development at LifeForward

Develop in a Way that Works for You

We recognise that leaders have many responsibilities and often find it difficult to take time out for personal development. Our programmes are therefore tailored for each client, offering a flexible delivery approach to add maximum value, whether in bite-size short workshops, a programme of one-to-one executive coaching  or an offsite training day. We can also blend leadership development with business coaching to build skills as we work on practical and current business challenges.

Transformational Leadership with Insights Discovery®

As licensed practitioners with Insights Discovery®, we work with the Insights Discovery Transformational Leadership model, a personalised leadership profile that gives leaders insights into how they perform across eight essential leadership dimensions.

The leadership model builds on the Insights Discovery personal profile to help leaders to understand how their personal preferences influence their leadership and how they may have a positive or negative impact on those they lead. With a clearer understanding of their personal leadership approach, leaders can learn to flex their leadership style and adapt more effectively across each of the eight areas of leadership.

At LifeForward, we offer leaders the opportunity to explore their Insights Discovery® Transformational Leadership profile within our Leadership Development programmes through executive coaching and as a leadership team.

LifeForward’s Leadership Development Programme

Below are examples of the topics and programmes we offer through our leadership development programmes.

  1. Understanding Leadership – overview of core leadership concepts
    • Vision and strategy creation
    • Value of self-awareness and self-management
    • Approach to risk and decision-making
    • Proactivity, responsibility and action
  2. Understanding personal strengths
    • Personal evaluation – Insights Discovery and personal feedback
    • Styles of leadership
    • Leadership characteristics
    • Impact on others
  3. Creating a plan for growth and development
    • Personal vision and goals
    • Bringing about change
    • Action plan for development
  1. Emotional Intelligence in Leadership
  2. Insights Discovery® and emotional self-awareness
  3. Accurate self-assessment
  4. Authenticity, personal brand and values
  5. Motivation and limiting beliefs
  6. Behaviour as a choice and emotional self-control
  7. Models of stress
  8. Proactivity and initiative
  9. Creating meaningful goals
  1. Perceptions and paradigms
  2. Insights Discovery® and your opposite type
  3. Styles of leadership
  4. Communication, empathy, listening, mirroring
  5. Influencing others
  6. Conflict management
  7. Coaching and delegation
  8. Giving and receiving feedback
  1. Inspirational leadership
  2. Organisational culture and values
  3. High-performance teams
  4. Creating a vision
  5. Leading change
  6. Strategic thinking and planning
  7. Building an organisation that excels

Some of the topics in our Leadership Development programme combine well with business coaching for leaders.

Any time, any place …

We have offices in Europe and, through our associate, LifeForward Pte Ltd, in South-East Asia.  With offsite venues on two continents, LifeForward brings leadership development, team coaching and personal development to you.

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What to expect from LifeForward's Leadership Development

LifeForward's coaching approach to leadership development

Through LifeForward’s coaching approach to leadership development, abilities and strengths can be explored and limiting beliefs identified and overcome, helping leaders to develop a deeper understanding of the qualities of good leadership and how to exploit their own strengths and abilities to further develop those qualities.

LifeForward's tailor-made solutions for leaders

Whether focusing on strategic business needs, personal skills development or self-awareness and team dynamics through Insights Discovery, LifeForward brings a range of tools and approaches to build tailor-made solutions for leadership development.

Common areas of focus for Leadership Development

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Leadership capabilities

Business capabilities

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LifeForward's coaching approach to Leadership Development

Through LifeForward’s coaching approach to leadership development, abilities and strengths can be explored and limiting beliefs identified and overcome, helping leaders to develop a deeper understanding of the qualities of good leadership and how to exploit their own strengths and abilities to further develop those qualities.

LifeForward's tailor-made solutions for Leaders

Whether focusing on strategic business needs, personal skills development or self-awareness and team dynamics, LifeForward brings a range of tools and approaches via Insights Discovery to build tailor-made solutions for leadership development.



Personal Growth
Leaders can increase their competency by developing greater self-awareness. Such self-assessment enables leaders to understand their strengths but also know when to ask for help.
Personal Development Solutions
LifeForward works with leaders to help them develop self-awareness and awareness of others, communicate effectively, manage conflict and develop a broader suite of capabilities, resulting in confident and competent leadership.
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Building Teams
Internal conflict within teams, particularly within the leadership team, can have a negative impact on the whole organisation, reducing productivity and creating a poor work environment.
Team Development Solutions
LifeForward offers solutions tailored to the needs of each team. We will assess team dynamics, build better communication and offer development workshops. A happy collaborative team environment enables everyone to thrive.
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Building the Business
Leaders need to set aside time for strategic thinking and planning in order to build a vision and strategy for future growth, allowing their competent managers to handle daily operations.
Business Development Solutions
LifeForward helps leaders acquire the confidence needed to build the business, to make strategic decisions and to lead their management team with authenticity. We works with leaders to create a vision & develop a personal presence.
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Communication
Leaders must be able to communicate effectively with both teams and clients. Communication is most effective when each party can address alternative perceptions and adapt to the other’s preferred communication styles.
Communication Solutions
LifeForward works with leaders to help them understand their communication preferences and the impact of these on others. Understanding others’ perceptions and preferences, leaders can better influence and inspire people and develop effective listening skills.
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Personal Growth
Leaders can increase their competency by developing greater self-awareness. Such self-assessment enables leaders to understand their strengths but also know when to ask for help.
Personal Development Solutions
LifeForward works with leaders to help them develop self-awareness and awareness of others, communicate effectively, manage conflict and develop a broader suite of capabilities, resulting in confident and competent leadership.
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Building Teams
Internal conflict within teams, particularly within the leadership team, can have a negative impact on the whole organisation, reducing productivity and creating a poor work environment.
Team Development Solutions
LifeForward offers solutions tailored to the needs of each team. We will assess team dynamics, build better communication and offer development workshops. A happy collaborative team environment enables everyone to thrive.
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Next


Building the Business
Leaders need to set aside time for strategic thinking and planning in order to build a vision and strategy for future growth, allowing their competent managers to handle daily operations.
Business Development Solutions
LifeForward helps leaders acquire the confidence needed to build the business, to make strategic decisions and to lead their management team with authenticity. We work with leaders to create a vision and develop a personal presence.
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Communication
Leaders must be able to communicate effectively with both teams and clients. Communication is most effective when each party can address alternative perceptions and adapt to the other’s preferred communication styles.
Communication Solutions
LifeForward works with leaders to help them understand their communication preferences and the impact of these on others. Understanding others’ perceptions and preferences, leaders can better influence and inspire people and develop effective listening skills.
Previous
Next


Personal Growth
Leaders can increase their competency by developing greater self-awareness. Such self-assessment enables leaders to understand their strengths but also know when to ask for help.
Personal Development Solutions
LifeForward works with leaders to help them develop self-awareness and awareness of others, communicate effectively, manage conflict and develop a broader suite of capabilities, resulting in confident and competent leadership.
Previous
Next


Building Teams
Internal conflict within teams, particularly within the leadership team, can have a negative impact on the whole organisation, reducing productivity and creating a poor work environment.
Team Development Solutions
LifeForward offers solutions tailored to the needs of each team. We will assess team dynamics, build better communication and offer development workshops. A happy collaborative team environment enables everyone to thrive.
Previous
Next


Building the Business
Leaders need to set aside time for strategic thinking and planning in order to build a vision and strategy for future growth, allowing their competent managers to handle daily operations.
Business Development Solutions
LifeForward helps leaders acquire the confidence needed to build the business, to make strategic decisions and to lead their management team with authenticity. We works with leaders to create a vision & develop a personal presence.
Previous
Next


Communication
Leaders must be able to communicate effectively with both teams and clients. Communication is most effective when each party can address alternative perceptions and adapt to the other’s preferred communication styles.
Communication Solutions
LifeForward works with leaders to help them understand their communication preferences and the impact of these on others. Understanding others’ perceptions and preferences, leaders can better influence and inspire people and develop effective listening skills.
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Benefits of LifeForward's leadership development

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  • The benefits of Leadership Development
  • Leadership Development and Insights Discovery

When considering leadership development, consider what type of leader you are looking for.

Good leaders, who exhibit high self-awareness and accurate self-assessment, know their limitations and strengths. They therefore delegate effectively and will bring in specialist help as needed. Such leaders are open to continued learning and development and welcome constructive criticism and feedback. They can utilise their strengths to good effect and use their emotional intelligence to bring out the best in others.

Once a leader has acquired these essential leadership capabilities, they will know how to use them on an ongoing basis, thereby creating a virtuous circle of continuous learning, growth and development.

Insights Discovery personality profiles are a valuable addition to leadership development programmes as they improve self-awareness and understanding of others.

The different chapters available can provide additional insights into certain aspects of business life or personal growth.

Insights Discovery can be incorporated as part of a broader leadership development programme or run as a separate workshop.

LifeForward Sarah Reynolds whiteSarah Reynolds
PCC, ACA, CTA
Director

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