Operations Director, UK
Working with Crossfields Institute to develop my leadership skills has been an interesting and extremely fruitful experience. We can all read management books and attempt to translate others wisdom and observation into practice, but often it is our internal knowledge and existing skills that we omit from the process. My journey with Crossfields has tapped into this internal resource, combined with practical leadership theory, to enable me to understand and develop my leadership skills. The mentoring, firmly based around my work issues and aspirations gave the space and time to discuss, analyse and develop tactics and strategies which are relevant to the everyday situations I face. As I have put into practice what we have discussed the results have become apparent. My confidence as a leader has grown, my personal development accelerated and ultimately my department is responding, becoming more effective in the work they do.