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Leadership skills

"The Launch" Group exercise

Participants represent the UK marketing team for an international pharmaceutical company. The task is to draw up a business case and marketing plan for the launch of a new product into Europe. Participants are given information relating to the new product and its position within both the company’s existing product portfolio and the external market. The marketing plan should include a financial assessment, covering projected sales, profitability and anticipated A & P spend.

"Factory Production Schedule" Group exercise

Participants assume the roles of team leaders who are working on the design of a new factory that will produce garden furniture. The group is given a plan of the factory site and empty building and needs to put together a detailed design of the layout of the future factory. Participants are given information about the production process, likely number of deliveries, employees, budget available, space constraints and legal and Health & Safety requirements.

"Factory Design" Group exercise

Participants assume the roles of team leaders who are working on the design of a new factory that will produce garden furniture. The group is given a plan of the factory site and empty building and needs to put together a detailed design of the layout of the future factory. Participants are given information about the production process, likely number of deliveries, employees, budget available, space constraints and legal and Health & Safety requirements.

"Banco Damasco Group" exercise

Participants assume the roles of senior managers working for a European banking group, which recently acquired a retail bank in Brazil (Banco Damasco). Banco Damasco has been under-performing, but due to the severe shortage of potential acquisitions in Brazil, the European bank decided to go ahead with the deal. The participants’ task is to develop a strategy for growing the bank’s business. They are given background information about Brazil, the industry, the banking group, Banco Damasco and options available for expansion.

"Teletravel" Coaching exercise

In this exercise the participant takes on the role of a national sales manager working for a travel company. He/she is required to meet with one of his/her regional sales managers who has been experiencing problems with several members of his/her team and wants some guidance on how to manage these. The exercise calls for the participant to guide the regional manager in how best to coach and develop his/her team. This role play simulates a meeting where a senior manager has to coach and develop a subordinate manager to manage his/her team effectively.

"Passel Beech Valley Coaching" exercise

The participant assumes the role of a depot manager in a parcel delivery company. He/she is asked to hold a review meeting with a night shift manager. Issues that require discussion include managing crisis situations, achieving targets, customer focus and security. This exercise can be used on a standalone basis or in conjunction with the Passel Beech Valley in-tray exercise.

"Let Us Help" Coaching exercise

In this exercise the participant takes the part of a business manager working for an IT company called Let Us
Help (LUH). He/she meets with a colleague, Jo, who is a sales manager in the same company and is responsible for selling LUH’s services in a particular region. The participant is not Jo’s boss but has overall responsibility for the sales success of one of the services Jo is selling. The participant must coach Jo to enable him/her to improve his/her sales performance.

"Balcon Bank" Coaching exercise

The participant assumes the role of Head of Corporate Banking for Balcon Bank. His/her task is to hold a discussion with one of his/her direct reports, Jamie Stevenson, the Head of Management Buy Outs, about his/her performance. The participant is given information about Jamie’s performance which includes the results of a recent 360 degree feedback exercise; customer feedback; a member of the team’s exit interview report; some information about the Bank’s strategic priorities and a potential new revenue opportunity. He/she must then prepare to hold a 30 minute meeting with Jamie.

"Vorlinden" Analysis exercise

As the newly appointed strategy and performance director for Vorlinden PLC, an insurance company offering general insurance products (i.e. non-life). Vorlinden is at a crossroads and the participant has been recruited to develop a strategy to take the business forward. He/she is provided with information including: the annual financial statement; policy sales/ renewal data; European insurance spend data; board member views; staff turnover figures; staff and customer survey; a proposal for combining call centre operations and details of two possible acquisitions.

"Glebel Analysis" Analysis exercise

The participant takes the role of the newly appointed Managing Director of a Division of Glebel Foods, a fast moving consumer goods company. Two of the product Divisions (Biscuits and Snackfoods), are performing well, but the third is not achieving its potential. The participant has been appointed to improve results and take steps to grow the business in that Division. He/she is asked to review a range of papers including: income statement and forecast; sales results; customer survey results; a proposal to relocate a factory; and a leadership audit.

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