Building Executive Effectiveness
Corporate citizenship
Partnering with clients

Building Top Team Capacity and Effectiveness

The effectiveness of the top team in any organisation impacts significantly on the organisation’s ability to achieve its results and retain its talented people. Di works with boards and executive groups to support them in clarifying purpose and strategy, defining their goals, developing effective processes and protocols, ensuring that individual members are “playing to their strengths” and that all members are conscious of and applying the behaviours that make for strong effective collaboration and decision making.

She offers a range of processes, including a wide selection of highly credible tools and techniques, to support groups in building their awareness of their performance and capability, including:

  • decision-making

  • quality questioning and conversations

  • enhancing culture through shared values and behaviours

  • crafting clear statements

  • tackling the tough issues

  • creativity and change management; and

  • providing feedback with integrity.
Di conducts a two-day residential program, Executive Impact, which is a highly practical workshop focused on achieving success in executive conversations.

Building Leadership Effectiveness

Di has undertaken extensive work in building management and leadership effectiveness for executive groups, spanning the provision of advice on strategic positioning, design of long term leadership programs through to ensuring that programs are well integrated with broader organisational goals and change agendas.

She has co-designed and co-facilitated Senior Executive Leadership Development Programs for many agencies including the Band 3, Leadership Mastery and the Band 2, Leading Across Boundaries programs for the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC). Her earlier work in leadership and management development was as Convenor of Studies for the APSC’s Executive Development Scheme and Senior Women in Management Program.

Di works closely with the Centre for Public Management to deliver a three-day residential program, Leading with Emotional and Social Intelligence, targeted at EL1 and EL2 officers from across the APS. More information on CPM is available at www.cpm.org.au

Executive Coaching

Directions for Change provides executive coaching, ranging from one to many sessions in a range of areas, including:

  • building capability against leadership requirements, including against the APS Senior Leadership Executive Development Framework, and in responding
    to multi-rater feedback

  • enhancing interpersonal effectiveness and presence in work situations

  • building strong communication, conflict management, representational and presentational skills

  • developing career strategies and interview preparation

  • effective relationship building and networking

  • enhanced team leadership skills including ways of managing and
    coaching staff; and

  • convening effective meetings and group discussions.

Read more about Di’s coaching capability.



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