“Unleash & Engage really helped us to unleash the potential in our great team.  The approach taken has received fantastic feedback, the teachers feel it’s theirs because it is.  This approach is different to how the archdiocese has previously worked with other consultancies and shall be the approach taken for all future work.

The time we had with Unleash & Engage was highly productive and most importantly we’re confident that the work we did together will be sustained by the considerable number of stakeholders we developed during the process and their belief and trust in the new framework. I would highly recommend Unleash & Engage.”

Tim Warren, Director of Education, Archdiocese of Liverpool Primary School Improvement Trust (ALPSIT).

 

The brief

The Archdiocese of Liverpool Primary School Improvement Trust (ALPSIT) wanted to support the development of teaching talent throughout their 185 primary schools, to increase teacher retention levels and develop more Head Teachers from within.

 

The starting point

Every Head Teacher and school worked in isolation, so teachers were being measured & developed very differently across the Archdiocese.

Identifying aspiring Head Teacher’s to take on new positions was difficult across the region with very few applications from within.

 

What we did

Inspired Head Teachers to join a working group to create a systematic, transparent framework to help develop employees at all levels.

Facilitated the working group to undertake a peer review to refine the framework and encourage contribution.

Supported Head Teachers to launch new Talent Development Framework to 185 primary schools and provide coaching support as the framework is implemented in schools.

 

The results

The Talent Development Framework is now in place for all Primary Schools in the Archdiocese and the working group are providing support and coaching to other Head Teachers to help them use it well.

 

The legacy

A way of nurturing talent at all levels is now available across the archdiocese providing a transparent path for all teachers to develop their careers both within a school and across the archdiocese.

Support, performance feedback and coaching are in place through the framework for those aspiring to become Head Teachers within the archdiocese.

There is no magic wand or quick fix for Operational Excellence, nor can somebody else put in the hard miles for you and hand you it on a plate.  What we have managed to do at Unleash & Engage is distil the very essence of Operational Excellence, built a 12-week deployment model around this, followed by a three-month sustainment phase where the new habits are embedded as being ‘the way we do things around here’

12 Steps to Achieving Sustainable Operational Excellence.

Our Sustainable Operational Excellence model consists of 12 steps in 12 weeks and is guaranteed to deliver a 20% productivity improvement. 

The main benefit we see when we work with teams is that the level of engagement goes through the roof when people are unleashed from the box that the organisation has put them in (whether intentionally or not).  This is the most satisfying part of our work and the reason why we do what we do.

Once we reach the targets that we agree at the outset, we don’t stop making progress. In our most recent engagement with a large multinational company, we achieved more than double our target levels of improvement – measured during weeks 8 – 12 of the engagement.  One of the client team members said “I’ve been involved in LEAN projects and other improvement stuff, but this is the first time I’ve seen something that’s truly transformational.  What we’ve achieved in such a short amount of time is amazing”.

Our approach contains a number of simple tools, which when combined with leadership coaching, and deployed in just the right way, produces really amazing results.  We have made it successful in project teams, transactional functions, finance teams, sales teams, white collar, blue collar, distributed teams and design teams.

None of the steps are scary and taken in isolation, they can even appear trivial. However, when built together, with the involvement of the team, and the time and commitment from the front-line Manager, the results can be truly staggering. Find out more cContact Unleash & Engage.

A leading thinker and practitioner of Lean, DW Support Services approached Unleash & Engage founder; Mark Gregory to speak about Transformational Change in Real Life.

Mark provided a pre-dinner motivational speech giving practical insights on leading transformational change.  Focusing on Difference, Logic & Emotion, Involvement, Engaging & Communicating, creating new sustainable habits and dealing with loneliness.

When Mark talks about transformational change it doesn’t follow the usual leadership textbook but instead the Unleash & Engage proven approach to achieving real sustainable change and operational excellence and how this approach can be applied in real life.  To find out more contact Mark Gregory.

 

 

 

Founder of Unleash & Engage, Mark Gregory, is a leading thinker and practitioner of Employee Engagement, so it was a natural fit when Kent County Council approached him to speak at their Employee Engagement Conference.

Mark’s keynote presentation titled the ‘Employee Engagement Conundrum’ gave practical insights into the key enablers of employee engagement.

Mark is a regular keynote speaker on the topics of Lean, Leadership, Employee Engagement, Business Transformation and Sustainable Operational Excellence.

When Mark talks about achieving any kind of transformational change he doesn’t follow the usual ‘textbook approach’ but instead the Unleash & Engage way to achieving real sustainable change and operational excellence and how this can be applied in your work and personal life.  To find out more contact Mark Gregory.

 

 

A leading speaker on Transformational Change, Mark Gregory presented at a James Walker dinner on Transformation Change in Real Life. Sharing practical insights to leading transformational change.  Focusing on Difference, Logic & Emotion, Involvement, Engaging & Communications, New Habits and Loneliness.

When Mark talks about transformational change it doesn’t follow the usual ‘textbook approach’ instead he explains the simple but effective Unleash & Engage system to achieving real sustainable change and how this approach can be applied in both your work and personal life.  To find out more contact Mark Gregory.

 

A leading speaker on Sustainable Operational Excellence, Mark Gregory presented at an Academy of Service Excellence conference on Transformational Change in Real Life.

Mark’s keynote presentation shared practical insights on transformational change.  Focusing on Difference, Logic & Emotion, Involvement, Engaging & Communicating, creating new Sustainable Habits and dealing with Loneliness.

When Mark talks about transformational change it doesn’t follow the usual ‘textbook approach’ but instead he brings to life for the audience the Unleash & Engage proven approach to achieving real sustainable transformational change and shows how this approach can be applied in both your work and personal life.  To find out more contact Mark Gregory.

Unleash & Engage developed and delivered a front-line leadership programme focused on practical techniques to create relationships and develop solutions to support day to day business activity at Datum.

The programme focused on strengths and current team dysfunctions working closely with the DATUM team we established a sustainable basis for team cohesion and a strategy delivery support network.

Working with Senior Leadership Team for Europe, developed lean knowledge and expertise in support of a major construction programme.

Working collaboratively with ARCADIS we supported the development of their understanding of lean for construction, helping them deliver an approach for the benefit of their and their client’s business.

Our work involved the development of a lean construction framework that helped them both understand the concepts of lean and apply those concepts in support of client tender requirements.

 

 

 

So, you can read the book, which we highly recommend, but then once you’ve done that you’ll realise getting a large team of people to follow it is another matter.   Part of our work with Marshall, focused on the delivery of a 7 Habits of Highly Effective People programme across their entire Senior Management team.

We delivered the Franklin Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Programme to the team and gave every individual in the team the knowledge and tools they need to become highly effective in their organisation.

This approach meant that every leader underwent the programme at the same time and helped each other when implementing the changes in behaviours and habits – an enjoyable programme and a great success for the team.

 

 

Working with the Management Board on the future sustainment of the F-35 was an exciting project for the Unleash & Engage team.   F-35 is one of the world’s largest defence programmes. Led by the US, with participation from the UK, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway and Turkey, it is a truly collaborative programme of which BAE Systems plays a key role.

The F-35 programme is aimed at delivering a stealthy, multi-role attack aircraft capable of operating from land and sea to nations across the globe.

Using the Unleash & Engage: Visioning Framework, our work involved leading the BAE team through a vision development process to generate a powerful image of the F-35’s future. This includes our four-stage process; Prepare, Develop, Create and Acquire.