"Our senior executives required an experience to
broaden their horizons and make them think about their own
leadership. We were delighted with the Common Purpose programme and
its outcomes - it represented good value for money and had a real
impact on the leaders who participated."
Karin Klatt, Lufthansa School of Business
The leadership challenge
The realities of globalisation and technology mean a change in
the traditional power and authority structures that many of us have
grown up with.
Many successful leaders learn to lead with established
organisations in established markets, in roles or circumstances
where they have clear authority, budget and accountability. But
when leading peers, partners and stakeholders beyond their
authority - whether in home or new markets - the skills that
brought them success may not be enough.
Opportunities and challenges are no longer neatly parcelled to
fit department, sector or culture - now they cross boundaries.
Traditional organisation charts and cultural relationships denote
authority structures that no longer exist.
To adapt to the challenges and make the most of the
opportunities, successful cities and organisations are beginning to
understand that they need leaders with a new, global, approach to
leadership. They are increasingly turning to organisations that can
develop leaders able to respond to this new and emerging world view
wherever they operate.
Common Purpose has been doing this for over two