Case Studies

Recent leadership development case studies

How this mining company struck gold (and silver)

Evolution Mining is one of Australia’s most successful gold miners, with a track record of continued growth, increasing safety, and well managed assets. An ASX 100 listed company, it has – since its formation in 2011 – grown in size and performance. Evette Hartley, Evolution’s Group Manager for Organisational Development, explains how the company has focussed on growing its people as well as its performance. How has the company built a series of development programs for its middle level management, based on delivering clear and consistent business objectives and outcomes?   Text

From technology to service: The CenITex IT journey

Four years ago, the Victorian state government was to outsource its IT division, CenITex, an organisation that provides ICT support. Catherine Proud was hired as the human resources director, with a mandate to manage the HR function of the group prior to closure.   Text

FASTLEAD@Genea - Cost effective and personally customisable - Why we chose FASTLEAD

Genea – a fertility pioneer - is passionate about making a difference for patients, and fostering a collaborative culture where people grow and thrive. In 2017, FASTLEAD was introduced to support 35 emerging and front line leaders gain the skills required to lead effectively within the business, and to encourage cross-collaboration.  Text

FASTLEAD@Dulux Group - Flexible, local, on topic and personal.

DuluxGroup had some very clear criteria for a frontline leadership program and FASTLEAD ticked all their boxes – practical, high impact, flexible, focussed on application. With a successful pilot in 2017 of 4 pods, they have implemented a further 14 further pods in 2018. Not only are participants learning new skills they have also found a surprising knock on benefit to the managers of participants. Text

Enabling better decision making through the provision of insight

Jo Manchester, the Human Resources and Performance Manager at Avant Mutual, tells LEADERSCAPE about an evidence-based insight raising initiative staged immediately following a restructure.  Text

Driving highly effective layered learning for front line leaders

Inchcape Australia, part of Inchcape PLC the worlds largest automotive retailer and distributor, made a strategic decision 18 months ago to use an innovative, small group coaching solution to develop 44 front line leaders. Text

Senior leaders: transforming them from doing to leading

Julia Bailey, HR Lead in Australia and New Zealand for global agri-business firm Monsanto, talks to Alistair Gordon about the challenges and successes she has experienced working with her country leadership team. Text

Racing to Build the Best Leadership Pipeline

Tabcorp has committed to a comprehensive talent management initiative. It saw the potential for the quality of its leadership pipeline to become the largest handicap to executing business strategies and creating a high performance culture.

Calling the right callers

Call centres are notorious for their high rates of attrition and low morale. Some employees, however, have high levels of motivation that drive them to perform. They have a commitment to succeed and the resilience to deal with customer rejection and setbacks.  Text

Subject Matter Experts: Information Hoarders to Positive Leaders

One financial services company has begun the journey to transform disengaged, knowledge-hoarding subject matter experts into proactive knowledge practice leaders who willingly add value and competitive advantage across the enterprise.

How the AFL identifies talent: the Draft Combine & psychometrics

The NAB AFL Draft Combine is an element of the NAB AFL Rising Stars Program that has events running throughout the year.  The Draft Combine’s place in the NAB AFL Rising Stars pathway is pivotal. Held in October prior to the NAB AFL Draft, the Draft Combine is a key part of the player talent identification process.  Text


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