Investment versus another incremental cost
We believe very strongly that successful business is about change and we provide the resources to help you make it happen. These skills don’t just happen by chance. We have developed an action based learning course inspired by Icebreaker Executive Interim management in conjunction with CEOGB in 2007/8. In 2009 the content has been refined and taken to the next level by Ashridge Business School
We help you to develop a business culture that is capable of delivering and supporting change and to build a company with the skills and motivation to drive itself forward. Our offer is differentiated as it is the legacy we deliver that retains the value in the client business thereby becoming an investment.
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While the Icebreaker Executive(s) assigned to your programme will have a high level of requisite skills for the task, no one person can be master of everything. The unique Icebreaker team infrastructure extends the executives effective skills by giving access to the entire interim management team with specialist functional skills and experience across multiple private & public sectors.
In addition to the backing of our entire interim management team, Icebreaker Executives have retained access to our specialist collaborative partners in Professional Development, Competitive Intelligence, Restructuring & Recovery, Legal Counsel and more. If substantial input is required from a partner within a programme, then this will be fully defined and agreed during the engagement process. Learn more about our collaborative partners here
We believe that investing in excellent executive interim management makes good business sense. Icebreaker Interim management programs specifically target using the vast untapped client resource rather than flooding the business with expensive support. An integral part of all Icebreaker implementation programmes is to identify opportunities for transforming client capability.
Staff motivation and development – Leaving Legacies
Icebreaker believes that successful change management requires addressing the “People side” of change management to ensure the stresses change imposes on individuals and teams are managed, and that the process completes with them possessing the motivation and skills to succeed in the new environment.
As a minimum, all Icebreaker Executives have completed a pioneering course “The People side of Change Management” that was originally developed with John Webster of CEOGB in 2008 and refined in 2009 with Ashridge Business School. It is based upon successfully applying executive coaching and related change management techniques to the world of the interim executive change manager. The focus is to support established interims deliver radical improvements in delivering results, embedding capability, and leaving a refreshed retained legacy. More details of “The People side of Change Management” are available in the Professional Development section.
Icebreaker can arrange to make this, or similar, training available to clients.
Common code of conduct
All Icebreaker executives work to a defined Code of Conduct and are part of an elite network that share best practice and continually strive to improve our level of service by proactively addressing and responding to current events and new issues. As with any interim executive you would expect:
Fact and implementation focused. Up front we gather hard-to-get facts to set and agree targets with clients. Along side facts we also take a realistic view of a client team’s capability to implement the targets.
Accountable. We will not leave until we have got the job done and until we have embedded the skills needed to ensure we can leave a strong, lasting legacy.
Hands on. We are not consultants; we won’t just tell you what to do and then leave. We will work with you to implement and deliver what is needed to move your business forward.
Courteous. We don’t just mean polite – we mean we will value and collaborate with your management team and staff; we are not there to undermine anyone.
Common misconceptions associated with change or implementation management
Building a legacy. The words often used around change management are stressful, confrontational, high risk etc. There is a very real risk of unnecessarily destroying value during a change management program. Never to be complacent, and leading the way; one key differentiator is the way Icebreaker deliver more and leave a successful legacy having concluded an assignment.
In the making for over 2 years, this course shares findings taken from a program delivered in 2007 that was nominated for UK Interim Manager of the Year Award, and is based on much hard experience. We capture these learnings through our leading and pioneering course we launched with the venerable John Webster in 2008 from CEOGB and refined with Ashridge Business School in 2009: ‘The people side of change management –
3 day course This intensive and actually fun residential 3 day course is refreshingly simple and if you are up for it – the experience will be life changing. Its run at a top notch UK country house location over a weekend so that you only have to take one day out of the office..
Clarity and making sense. It makes complete sense of the very difficult scenarios, senior execs find ourselves in and makes engagement much easier, delivers more significant results, much faster, more robustly, to leave a genuinely more resourceful agile client business with a refreshed legacy.
Innovative This intensive, pioneering course has been developed based on significant hands on research over the last 2 years. It is based upon successfully applying executive coaching and related change management techniques to the world of the interim executive change manager. The focus is to support established interims deliver radical improvements in delivering results, embedding capability, and leaving a refreshed retained legacy.
Content Whilst all of our leading edge team attend this program we also invite key client management members, other interim managers. There are 2 core elements, communication, and organisation and the fit with a change management program.
Location This course is run at various times throughout the year, invariably over a weekend so that you only have to take one day out of the office.
Unique and pioneering The course is highly unique and exclusive with only 20 attendees per course who attend by invitation or application only. Those who benefit from the course range from CEOs and Chairpersons to company directors, senior managers and interim managers.
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