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Leadership Academy

Client Logicalis
Region UK
Sector Media, Entertainment and Technology
Offering Organisation Development & Culture

The Challenge

Logicalis is a global technology business facing significant challenge and unprecedented levels of change in their industry. Cloud, big data, new entrants and social technology are all eroding their core IT infrastructure business. They rapidly need to adapt to shift their business model to a more global and customer-centric focus based on software and services. Their leaders are challenged to deliver this change, to create a more collaborative, connected global organisation with the capacity to lead strategic-level change.

Logicalis approached Q5 to design and deliver a flagship leadership programme that would support their top talent to build these strategic capabilities and deliver the change required. 

Our Approach

We worked closely with the Global VP HR and his team throughout the design and delivery of a 9 month leadership programme.

The Diagnostic phase focussed on interviews with each of the Executive team to explore the strategic capabilities that would be required to deliver their vision. Ensuring clarity and alignment of the Executive team helped gain the commitment of every country MD to the programme.

During the Design also we interviewed key customers, suppliers, local leaders and HR teams to create a programme that was aligned to their strategy, relevant to each local business and accessible for a global cohort of future executive leaders. We worked with HR to leverage existing programmes and organisational data.

Logicalis were keen to co-deliver the programme and we ran programme ‘tasters’ to brief and upskill a global team of internal Logicalis coaches.

The programme Delivery has succeeded in connecting learning activities with strategic change. Securing sponsorship from the CEO, COO and Regional CEOs has created a strong positive traction to the participants’ learning experience, as well aligning the Leadership Academy to the strategic direction of the business.

Key Outcomes

  • The Logicalis Leadership Academy has now supported its second annual cohort, and has become a highly-prized personal development opportunity within the business.
  • As well as creating a common language and toolkit among the future leaders, the Academy’s “Action learning challenges” have served to drive a number of key strategic initiatives – including global account development, and deployment of new propositions.
  • Participants find the Academy to be “one of, if not the, best training events I have been fortunate enough to attend”. In addition, “The Q5 team are top notch - they bring the learning to life.”
  • Among participants 90% feel a “significant observable change” in how they act as leaders.

What our clients say about us

"Today I know myself better, I know the types of leadership better and I can be a better leader for each individual on my team."

Academy participant, 2018
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