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Developing Future Leaders


We have been working with Smiths Medical for the past 2 years on a leadership and talent development programme. This aims to provide a journey of discovery and a springboard for development for future leaders of the business and to equip managers with the skills and tools to manage talent and engage them in managing talent. It comprises an embedded learning process for talent and their managers, including:

  • a 3-day “discovering your potential” simulation event with in-depth individual feedback
  • development workshops for line managers on objective assessment, identifying and managing talent and developing potential

Successful outcomes for the business to date have included:

  • Increased clarity on what talent looks like
  • Creation of a more accurate and credible talent pool
  • Enhanced skills in managers of identifying and developing talent
  • Strategic development planning based on trends in “audit” data
  • Enhanced movement of talent around the business

The programme has been so successful that it has now been introduced into other divisions in the business. A typical quote from a recent participant is:

"I just wanted to say that I found last week very positive and it has certainly given me a positive perspective on the future. Although mentally tiring it was probably the best training/educational course I have taken part in during my time with Smiths Medical.

If you are interested in finding out more about how Human Qualities can support the development of your leadership talent, then please call us on +44 (0)7588 193956 or email hq@humanqualities.co.uk.