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ABP discussion: Recruiting and developing the best leaders

At today’s regular meeting of the south-west division of the Association for Buisness Psychology (ABP) we discussed the challenges leaders face in ‘non-standard hierarchical organisations’ such as matrix structures, voluntary organisations, and co-operatives.

The general consensus was that effective leaders in these types of structures/organisations need to have highly sophisticated skills to be able to manage relationships and successfully motivate their teams/volunteers - in the absence of more ‘traditional’ hierarchy and obligations. French and Raven’s seminal research on the bases of power provides a useful perspective on just this.

Furthermore employee engagement is absolutely critical to success.

Come and meet us at the World of Learning Conference

Taking place on 1-2 October at the NEC Birmingham, this year’s conference promises to be even bigger and better than before.

We are delighted to announce we will be running a seminar with our client Costain entitled ‘Aligning L&D strategy to organisational development’  - this promises to provide valuable insights into how topline strategy informs training programmes.

To support the seminar we are running a survey to get your views on how well business strategy L&D are aligned - a free copy of the report will be available to everyone who participates.

We will also be exhibiting on stand G100 - so come and meet us to find out more about our tried and tested experiential approach and award winning programmes.