What Is Leadership Excellence?

Effective leadership requires a fundamental shift in the traditional approach to management and has a critical effect on team excellence. The original research conducted by Etsko Schuitema, in the 1980s, demonstrated that effective leadership is essentially tied up with the issue of employee trust in management.

When investigating the conditions of employee trust, Schuitema discovered the two criteria that need to be met in order for employees to trust leadership. These two criteria are Care & Growth. Employees grant their loyalty, trust, and commitment to leaders who Care sincerely for them and give them an opportunity to Grow. This is the Care & Growth leadership model.

Care & Growth is the contribution from leadership that leads to the earned loyalty, trust, and commitment of their people. At Schuitema Group we help leaders understand these principles and how they benefit their people, themselves and their organisation. We also show how the Care & Growth is pragmatically applied in day to day work.

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WE ENABLE LEADERSHIP TRANSFORMATIONS IN OUR CLIENT ORGANISATIONS BY USING THE THREE-STEP APPROACH

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Establishing the criteria for healthy leadership.

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Diagnosing leaders, both individually and collectively, against those criteria.

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Remediating to address any leadership and organisation shortcomings.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE?

Organisations succeed based on the degree to which they solicit the intent of the average employee to make a contribution. The most significant variable to elicit this intent is effective leadership. When employees work for people who care for them sincerely and give them an opportunity to grow, they commit and grant the leader their loyalty and trust and give the leader the right to tell them what to do.

HOW WE WORK

How we work consists of four main pillars within Leadership Excellence:
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Transformational Diagnostics

Our approach is holistic and can assist you in understanding what is going on within your organisation and how this is translating into the customers brand experience. We assist you in finding the What, Where, Why and the consequences of these variables.

The tools that we use to do this include the following:

  • Leadership Assessments, Peer Assessments and 360 Assessments
  • Leadership Diagnostic
  • Culture Surveys, Climate Surveys, etc.
  • Systems & Process Audits – Control Systems Audits, People Practices Audits
  • Organisational Diagnostic
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Training

We run workshops for those in leadership positions to establish a deep understanding of the Care & Growth Model and its effective application in the workplace. We use both Introductory Workshops and Application Modules to train leaders within your organisation.

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Coaching

By adhering to a formalised coaching process for individuals and/or groups, we are able to work on three levels – addressing immediate concerns, developing competence and finally, transformational change.

We coach both individuals and teams based on what your organisation requires.

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Consulting

Schuitema Group has a variety of consulting services available to assist client organisations to better establish the organisational context in which Care & Growth Thematic can flourish, and the organisation can produce exceptional people who do exceptional work.

We work collaboratively with you to create the right programme that will address your internal and external requirements, enabling your organisation to flourish.

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