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Solent Leadership Academy Launch Event

Why should you be interested?

The Solent Leadership Academy offers you a chance to:

  • See the ROI of leadership development activity in your business

  • Inspire your team to increase performance

  • Learn from other non-competing companies what works and what doesn’t

  • Invest your development budget to increase the capability of your team

Leadership development done well brings these results:

  • Increase revenue per person

  • Reduce recruitment costs

  • Decrease time spent micromanaging

  • Hire staff more easily

  • Retain staff more cost effectively

  • Spend more time focusing on where the business is going

Who is this for?

Directors and Managers within tech led businesses, from various sectors, located in Hampshire, employing 3-50 people. Looking to scale, grow or optimise profitability. Typically turning over £300k to £2 Million.


SME’s in the Solent face similar challenges and opportunities.

The Solent Leadership Academy hold monthly boardroom sessions that bring together non-competing companies to focus on improving leadership skills.

Our aim is to help you invest your company budget wisely, see ROI from your development activity and grow and/or scale sustainably.

Effective or ineffective leadership makes or breaks companies and countries. If you want to improve your people then start by improving yourself.
— David Raybould, Founder of Kaizen Effect

How does it work?

Initially we want you to join us at our launch event to meet other businesses and tell you more about how you can get involved.

Join other directors and managers of non-competing companies to share challenges and best practices.

Each event is a communal exchange of business challenges, leadership principles and ideas for growth, with other leaders who just ‘get it’.

How much will this cost you?

The launch event will have a nominal fee (£20) to cover the venue costs and ensure commitment from attendees.

What do we do?

Based on our experience of working with companies like Price Waterhouse Cooper, RBS and British Airways, we focus the boardroom sessions on our six principles that turn directors and managers into extraordinary leaders:

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Benefits for Participants

  • Networking and sharing of best thinking with other senior level people from various industries

  • Learn best practices to apply in your business to emulate success or avoid mistakes

  • Benchmark your leadership against your peers

  • Improve leadership culture within your company

  • Challenge yourself, evolve as a leader and take on bigger challenges

  • Be part of the conversation around regional development

  • Get actionable advice, best practices and recommendations from our consultants and specially selected guests.

Examples of academy topics

  • Managing pressure associated with leading a company

  • How to increase revenue per person - the gross metric for profitability

  • Getting maximum ROI from people development strategy

  • Creating and maintaining company culture

  • Maintaining values as you grow

  • Inspiring and motivating teams

  • Instilling ownership mindset in teams

  • Effectively communicating vision and values

  • High performance habits for leaders

  • Growth strategies

Academy Principles

Kaizen Effect serve as organiser, facilitator and provider of topics. We invite a specially selected leaders to inspire the conversation. 

All participants commit fully to the discussion by sharing challenges, ideas, opinions and honest advice. 

Companies are selected for the leadership academy in a way that there are no conflicts of interest between participants. 

IPR & Publishing of outcomes: All company specific information is confidential and considered the property of the participating company. Companies participating in the leadership boardroom will adhere to a multi-lateral Non-Disclosure Agreement. Kaizen Effect and other participants should always seek approval from the company in question before utilising or publishing any company specific information.

Express Your Interest Below

Fill out form below to let us know that you’re interested in the leadership academy launching in April 2019.

Even if you can’t make the launch event date please fill out form if you like the concept.

Spaces are limited and we want the right blend of companies/industries.

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