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Jean-Pierre Beneche, Executive Director of global financial services group Julius Baer, explains how MatchFit’s ‘Building Teams’ programme delivered tangible results in creating and establishing a highly-effective specialised team.

While many effective leaders also happen to be subject matter experts, the assumption that one automatically leads to the other is often misplaced. Not only can this be demoralising for the leader, often newly-promoted due to their technical skills, but it can also result in a team that lacks cohesion and doesn't perform to its full capability. ‌ In this article, we look at the differences between an SME and a leader, and suggest how the transition can be navigated successfully. ‌

While many effective leaders also happen to be subject matter experts, the assumption that one automatically leads to the other is often misplaced. Not only can this be demoralising for the leader, often newly-promoted due to their technical skills, but it can also result in a team that lacks cohesion and doesn't perform to its full capability. ‌ In this article, we look at the differences between an SME and a leader, and suggest how the transition can be navigated successfully. ‌

Bradley Honnor explains why the effort to improve the way teams and businesses operate through leadership development programmes requires engagement from the top down.

Bradley Honnor explains why the effort to improve the way teams and businesses operate through leadership development programmes requires engagement from the top down.

In a recent interview, MatchFit Consultant Tim Forman discussed how he has worked with the Civil Service HR Casework Team to deliver a CLIMB programme to the Official Solicitor and Public Trustee (OSPT) SLT (senior leadership team). The CLIMB programme is a multi-stage initiative that aims to improve performance and cohesion of an organisation.

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