Leadership & Management Development Consultancy

People do not leave companies, they leave bad managers.

Your leaders and managers play a vital role in the success of your organisation. Expanding the performance capability of employees through Management Development takes care and understanding on an individual level.

Managers’ roles have changed – but there is a way to develop people to ensure their management style leads to innovation, inspiration, and increased motivation amongst their employees. In turn this means you get keep and grow brilliant people

Clients who’ve utilised our Management Development services

Navigating the different areas of management development

Management development encompasses more than simply focusing on the success or performance of managers who have already been in the business for a period of time. We place importance on new and aspiring managers just as much as senior managers with plenty of experience under their belts. 

Often individuals are promoted into leadership positions without the understanding or knowledge of what it means to be a leader. We cover the fundamentals of leadership and what the purpose is of a leader with the aim to support individuals who wish to progress into roles that involve leading people and want to increase confidence, knowledge and skills in how to effectively manage people. 

At LTT we believe that building the right manager mindset from the start ensures you are building from the ground up good managers who have the right skills, confidence and will to engage and motivate others in the business. 

Through tailored diagnostics and analysis, impactful delivery, and engaging with our senior leadership teams to build meaningful programmes, they have been strategic partners in the delivery of highly effective learning strategies.
We would highly recommend Let’s Talk Talent to any organisation wanting to support and progress their management and leadership community.

Kirti Swift, Head of Leadership Learning & Development, King’s College London
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Management vs Leadership

It’s clear the world of work has permanently shifted and the old Parent-Child, top-down approach is out. We believe Leadership needs to adopt the kind of agile servant leader mentality that will give them the flexibility to fulfill their people’s needs, rather than the other way around.

Easier said than done right! We’ve argued that you can’t train a leader, but you can train a great manager.

Managers should be one of your main assets when it comes to creating a positive, psychologically safe internal culture.

Nurturing Managers

Whilst we believe that leadership is more of an innate quality, it doesn’t mean that your high potential candidates cannot be developed.

Leadership goes much further than daily management of resources, projects, or processes, and not all team leaders will show the innate traits and emotional intelligence (EQ) required to support, motivate, and energise their staff. 

So, how can organisations ensure they have the right people in place, and retain them into the business during this difficult post-pandemic period? At LTT, we believe in a two-pronged approach that includes both a succession planning and a learning and development (L&D) strategy.

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We feel incredibly fortunate to have partnered with Let’s Talk Talent to support the development of our management and leadership provision across King’s College London. It was evident from the start they truly understood the complexity of operating in the higher education sector and have been generous and effective in sharing their expertise.

Kirti Swift, Head of Leadership Learning & Development, King’s College London

Our Management Development experts

Yvette Janse van Rensburg

Senior Consultant

An accomplished HR, Talent, and People Development professional drawing on 15+ years’ experience working across SME, Corporate, global geographies and complex stakeholder environments in the Built Environment, Recruitment and Real Estate sectors.

Yvette has a passion for supercharging innovative Talent Management & People Development strategies for future focused organisations, creating moments that matter for people & businesses to thrive.

Catherine Wilson

Senior Consultant

Catherine has worked in Talent, HR and Learning and Development for over 20 years. The variety of industries she’s experienced include; retail, travel, manufacturing, utilities and media.

With a broad range of experience in managing HR, Talent and L&D departments, Catherine understands what it takes to drive change and implement talent initiatives. She’s adept at thinking of creative solutions that solve real problems.

Rebecca Longman

Senior Consultant

Rebecca has a MSc in Occupational Psychology, subsequently spent the last 14 years as both an in-house and external consultant in the manufacturing, food, healthcare, financial, and technology industries with organisations all over the world including Bupa, Comerica, BP, Mastercard, Zoetis, Vimeo, Ingredion and many more.

She is an ICF-certified coach and a self-published author of Let’s Love to Work a book about how people create careers they love.

Her specialist skills are employee engagement, skills and competency framework creation, organisational strategy, change management, training design, coaching, narrative creation, and leadership development.

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Management Development Consultants based in London

Let’s Talk Talent is a talent management and organisational development consultancy based in London, UK. We help our clients get, keep and grow brilliant people.

We work with a range of businesses from small SMEs to large multinational brands that operate globally.

Come and find out how Let’s Talk Talent can help you transform your performance management process into a modern performance experience.

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What is Management Development?

Management Development is all about honing the skills and knowledge of your current and future leaders. It’s not about mere title upgrades; it’s about creating exceptional managers who drive your organisation forward. It focuses on training, coaching, mentoring, and providing resources to help managers excel in their roles and contribute to the company’s success.

Why is Management Development important?

Management Development is crucial because effective leaders are the backbone of a thriving organisation. It leads to better decision making, more engaged employees, and increased innovation. A robust management team ensures the company can adapt to change, stay competitive, and create a positive workplace culture.

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If you have an Management Development project or challenge you need help with, or just want to find out more about what we do, let’s talk.

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Complete Guide to Supporting Managers in Your Organisation

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The 10 essential traits of a modern manager

The key management skill needed to lead a modern workforce. Find out where you can support your managers effectively.

How do you prepare employees to become great managers?

Take a look at how we worked with King’s College to prepare the next generation of leaders and managers.

Leadership vs Management whats the difference

The terms leader and manager seem to be used to describe anyone in a position of authority. But what’s really the difference?

Building management capabilities in a high-growth context

Read our guide on how to give managers the tools to support expanding teams.

Top 3 ways for managers to give their staff great feedback

How you can encourage a growth mindset within your organisation.

7 ways managers can generate happiness in the workplace

How can managers increase motivation and job satisfaction of their teams?

The Potential for What? Podcast with Alex Pott

Alex and Jo talk about the importance of coaching and creating the environment where it’s OK to fail.

5 ways managers can make your people unhappy

Jo explains some of the top reasons that people leave your business and how to avoid them.

Essential skills modern managers need to succeed

What are the skills needed to be a successful manager in the modern workforce?

Leadership vs Management: what is the difference?

So what’s the difference between leadership and management? And why does it matter?

What does it mean to be a leader and a manager in the world of work today?

Find out what Jo think are the key aspects of being a great manager in the modern workforce.

The best way to support career progression

Listen to two examples of career progression from our clients.

The role of coaching, managing & mentoring to develop your people

What is the role of a manager? Is is the same as a coach or a mentor? Jo explains all.

What else can we do?

Succession Planning

Identifying and developing your next leaders, having them on the correct career pathway with transparency will is critical for successful transition into leadership.

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Coaching can add another level of depth to managers and leaders that are participating in development. Outside of the core elements of management development they still may be challenged with particular issues or situations. Coaching provides the perfect safe space to discuss the challenges they are facing to support them to a resolution.

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Leadership performance and development

In order for Leaders and managers to develop they often need support in the identification of where they need development the most.

Discover more about our Leadership Performance and Development services