Kiddy & Partners designed and delivered an executive leadership development programme for Smiths Group, the leading global technology company.
Kiddy were asked to create a programme which would support and challenge participants to achieve tangible improvements in performance. The programme was also designed to give the Smiths Executive Team greater exposure to its senior talent and provide in-depth insight into the potential of this population.
The programme consists of three core modules which take place over the course of a year, supported by a programme of 1:1 Executive Coaching. The modules are based on three executive transitions which senior leaders within Smiths are expected to successfully navigate:
- Operations to Strategy
- Manager to Leader
- Control to Influence
Each module was developed in consultation with key stakeholders across the Smiths Group to ensure alignment with both the business and talent strategy. Executive Coaching supports and reinforces the on-module learning whilst providing opportunities for personal application and individual development.
Participants also take part in two action-learning projects. The Strategic Project addresses a current business issue and the Business Project tackles a cross-divisional issue. Both projects are presented to key stakeholders within Smiths with a view to implementation.
The programme is further embedded within the business through a concurrent programme for participants’ line managers, which provides tools to enable them to support further development of their direct reports and builds visibility of the development process back into the reporting line.
Kiddy & Partners provided Smiths Group data on their bench strength and made recommendations to inform succession planning and senior talent development. Participants were provided with an opportunity to review their learning and progress and set personal and career development goals.
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