The importance of developing our future leaders

Published by PwC – 18 January 2019

The future success of any business is dependent on the calibre of the people within that business who are able to deliver and implement the future strategies. A key to that is the ability to attract talent and skills within the business but also creating a culture that will ensure that talent is retained to ensure any future growth and success.

At PwC we are no different to any other business in that we face the same challenges when it comes to recruitment and building a workforce for the future. Consequently it’s vital we create an environment that helps to create a place in which people can flourish and have the opportunity to become the firm’s future leaders.

With that in mind we have created our ‘Leadership Development Programme’. The programme is designed to equip tomorrow’s leaders with skills and self-awareness required for effective leadership. At the heart of the programme is sharing and learning from others and the opportunity to test new skills in a safe environment. The programme isn’t just about ensuring the future success of PwC it’s been developed to support local businesses to invest in their future leaders.  Now in its third year we currently have participants from organisations across Yorkshire taking part utilising tools such as Myers-Briggs to help drive real value from the programme.

Following the success of the programme we recently decided to enter the inaugural Yorkshire Leadership Awards, run by, in the ‘Best Leadership Programme’ category. We were shortlisted against other organisations such as Ramsdens Management Programme (RMP) and Hermes/Common Purpose.

The awards have been established to celebrate the people and organisations that are role models for their teams and raise the bar for their competitors and who show the qualities of modern leadership of inspiration, collaboration and empowerment and who are able to demonstrate the positive impact this has had.

I’m delighted to say that PwC won the award and is recognition of all the hard work that has gone in to making the programme such a success and demonstrates the significant impact it has made on other organisations across the regions too.

Building a stronger business, a stronger region and creating opportunities for people to develop and become our future leaders can only be a positive step to creating a stronger Yorkshire.    

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