Traditionally, leadership development and coaching focuses on what leaders do.

Their actions. Their behaviours. But this misses a fundamental point. If you want to help a leader improve, you need to focus on how the individual thinks – about work, relationships, human nature, change management. Because thoughts and beliefs (our mental models) dictate actions and behaviours.

What do effective leaders do better?

  • Set direction and develop strategy
  • Engage teams through conversations
  • Drive innovation and execution
  • Establish a performance and delivery culture
  • Invest in their development as a leader (intentional leadership)

And ultimately, leaders who realise their potential set the scene for more effective organisations – capable leaders lead capable teams, and when you develop capable teams you create a capable organisation. Find out more.

How do we help leaders become more effective?

When we’re working with leaders, we use individual assessments to inform the design of our leadership programs, enabling us – and participants – to understand their existing mental models.

This understanding and awareness (discovery) of how leaders think about leadership, judgement and decision-making is critical to creating a conscious, ongoing cycle of sustainable leadership development and improvement:

It not only enables us to design and deliver tailored coaching solutions that elevate leadership and team performance in the short term, but also to equip leaders with the skills needed to conduct constructive leader-team conversations – the hallmark of truly effective contributors and leaders.

What do our leadership solutions include?

  • Training-needs analysis and skills audits
  • Flexible formats for different management levels
  • Cost-effective training and assessment options
  • Access to our interactive coaching support portal
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What happens when all your leaders are aligned?

Leadership coaching is a powerful thing. Even focusing on the development of a single leader or executive can transform the productivity and profitability of an entire organisation.

Our holistic approach ensures that all of the leaders within your organisation are thinking and leading as one. It’s what we call ‘aligned business thinking’, and it’s the fast track to sustainably supercharging your organisation’s performance.

"Working with Kaya has been an absolute pleasure especially when we see how our people have grown and developed over the years. A big thanks goes out to Kaya - we take our people's development seriously and they believe in our vision to help us achieve this."

Jeshika Crous

Office of the CIO, Impala Platinum

"Working with Kaya has been an absolute pleasure especially when we see how our people have grown and developed over the years. A big thanks goes out to Kaya - we take our people's development seriously and they believe in our vision to help us achieve this."

Jeshika Crous

Office of the CIO, Impala Platinum

"Working with Kaya has been an absolute pleasure especially when we see how our people have grown and developed over the years. A big thanks goes out to Kaya - we take our people's development seriously and they believe in our vision to help us achieve this."

Jeshika Crous

Office of the CIO, Impala Platinum

Got a question?

Check out our executive coaching case study to see how conversations with just seven executives transformed the fortunes of one client’s business. Learn more about how we use mental models and the Super Memo principle to develop effective leaders. Or contact our leadership development specialists to begin creating a culture of sustainable performance improvement.