LBS Leadership Development Programme

A leadership development programme for the directors and senior staff of the London Business School. The programme particularly focussed on the leadership skills of collaboration and influencing effectively.

Organisation Overview

London Business School (LBS) is one of the world’s elite business schools, shaping business practice and transforming careers across the globe. The leaders and faculty benefit from the power of their combined expertise, as they strive to have a positive impact on the way the world does business. LBS is the only non-US business school to have been ranked number one in the world for a full-time MBA programme (Financial Times) and they hold the highest average research score of any UK higher education institution.

Our Approach

First Ascent worked with LBS to focus on the key leadership skill needs of the directors and senior staff of the Masters Programme.

In a series of workshops and training experiences, the key focus topics were: Influencing Skills, Presenting Effectively and with Confidence, and The Brain Science of Self Awareness, of interacting with others and of effective collaboration.

60 leaders took part in the programme, which ran over two years. Workshops ran in London and varied between one and two days each.

Emergenetics psychometric profiling formed part of the programme for selected participants. All attendees continue to have access to free lifetime mentoring, to assist in the ongoing development of their individual leadership skills.

Impact and ROI

100% of delegates attending the workshops said they found the experience valuable and that they went away with practical learning.


“Very collaborative and insightful.”

“Thought provoking.”

“The programme was specific to us as a team. The trainer (Steve) understood us and the school well, so it was meaningful.”

“Very useful in times of change. Thank you!”

“A good opportunity to consider the big picture outside of everyday activities.”

“Very happy with the content and pace.”

Delegates attending the LBS Leadership Development Programme

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