Leadership Development

Over the last 20 years MDS has created an extensive range of programmes for developing managers and leaders. 

 

These programmes have a great track record with companies operating in Greater China and the AP region. Our major clients are global companies with JV operations in China, or Chinese enterprises which are expanding into global markets. Each programme blends the best of business school research with our own practical experience in the field over the last 20 years.

 

All programmes are customised for your company's special needs, so that scenarios, discussions and role plays are written for your industry.

 

The programmes are arranged in 2 sections:

  • Core Leadership Programmes
  • Specialist Skills Programmes

 

And if you want to see how MDS embeds MBTI® and FIRO® learning into the workplace please see:

  • MBTI® Application Programmes
  • FIRO® Application Programmes

 

All programmes are based on "learning by doing" with 70% of the time on experiential exercises, role plays, case studies, discussions and presentations. Each 2 day module is followed by workplace assignments plus a one day learning circle (see blended learning).

 

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    • Core Leadership Programmes
    • Specialist Skills Programmes
    • MBTI® Application Programmes
    • FIRO® Application Programmes
  • Overview

    Our research with leading companies shows that there is a common set of core leadership programmes built on the philosophy of "leaders at all levels". Each is designed around the competencies necessary for that level. Therefore as managers or leaders complete a programme they achieve competence in a benchmarked set of skills for that level.

     

    The 5 programmes are shown below:

    • Moving Into Management
    • Leading High Performance Teams
    • Strategic Leadership
    • Building the Executive Team
    • Executive Development

     

    Moving into ManagementLeading High Performance TeamsStrategic LeadershipBuilding the Executive TeamExecutive Development

  • Overview

    If you have already completed the MDS Core Leadership Programmes you will be keen to develop specific management and leadership skills to a deeper level. This series consists of more than 30 programmes in 23 subject areas. The alphabetical list of subjects is:

    • Business Development
    • Career Development
    • Customer Service
    • Change
    • Coaching
    • Communication
    • Conflict
    • Creativity
    • Cross-cultural Awareness
    • Influencing
    • Innovation
    • Leadership
    • Mentoring
    • Negotiation
    • Performance
    • Persentations
    • Project Management
    • Problem Solving
    • Recruitment and Selection
    • Strategy
    • Teambuilding
    • Time Management
    • Train the Trainer
    Design

    Each programme is designed as a 2 day module followed by a day for learning circles. (To understand the value of learning circles please see blended learning.) All MDS programmes are designed for adult learning so include only 30% trainer delivery, with 70% of the time spent in interactive learning including:

    • experiential exercises and reviews
    • case studies and reviews
    • scenario discussions
    • role plays
    • team discussions
    • individual and team presentations
    • DVD clips
    • pair work
    • dramas
    • quizzes

    Several of the subjects (such as coaching and presentations) have levels of programmes to suit the experience of people at different levels of leadership.

     

    Purpose

    This “learning by doing” focuses on developing new skills in the workplace, which lead to fresh habits, which lead to a changed mindset. All materials are based on the latest research and best practice leadership for companies operating in Greater China and the Region.

     

    Track Record

    These programmes are tried and tested with a track record of over 10 years and materials are regularly updated. Also they are tailored to fit the experience level and seniority of your participants, with special role plays and scenarios written for your company.

  • Overview

    One of the most persuasive reasons for choosing the MBTI® instrument for your company is its very high utility. That means you can immediately apply your MBTI® knowledge in many important areas of life at work. MDS has developed 10 MBTI® Application Programmes in the following areas:​

    • Career Development
    • Change
    • Coaching
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Innovation
    • Leadership
    • Persuading and Influencing
    • Selling
    • Teambuilding
    • Teamwork

     

    The MBTI® instrument is renowned as the world’s best tool for raising levels of self-awareness and awareness of others. So all the MBTI® Application Programmes build on the foundational applications of:

    • Deploying your strengths to best advantage in life and work
    • Developing skills, or finding others who can help, in the areas where you are not gifted
    • Improving the way you interact with people at work and at home

     

    These foundational applications will help you make positive changes based on your new understanding of self and others. 
     
    Then the MBTI® Application Programmes build additional specific applications in key workplace activities which greatly increase productivity and effectiveness in your company.

  • Overview

    One of the most persuasive reasons for choosing the FIRO® instrument for your company is its very high utility. That means you can immediately apply your FIRO® knowledge in many important areas of life at work. MDS has developed 3 FIRO® Application Programmes in the following areas:​

    • Building Team Relationships
    • Building Leadership Relationships
    • Leadership Development