Cru is a boutique leadership consultancy

We specialise in working with organisations that need to adapt to challenging circumstances if they are to succeed and thrive.

Equipping you for the challenges of leadership

Find out about our Leadership Development Program

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Equip yourself for the challenges of leadership

2019 Challenges of Leadership Program

If you are a senior leader working in a turbulent environment, who wants to become more effective in mobilising people around your organisation’s toughest challenges, apply for our 9-month programme.

The challenges of leadership

 

Exercising effective leadership

 

Growing your capacity for leadership

 

Why choose Cru?

Innovative

The Cru approach blends 4 evidence-based approaches from the fields of leadership, coaching, adult development and learning theory. This original blend is infused with our 40+ years of experience.

Collaborative

We seek to partner with our clients at both an organisational and an individual level. The more we learn about your needs, challenges, likes and dislikes, the more effectively we can serve you.

Bespoke

The work of leadership is challenging. One size never fits all when it comes to helping leaders grow. Bespoke, tailored interventions and coaching are the low-risk, high reward route to success.

Neill Thew
Founding Director
neill@cruleaderdevelopment.com
Trevor Cousins
Founding Director
trevor@cruleaderdevelopment.com

Our philosophy of leadership is an evidence-based blend of four approaches:

Adaptive Leadership

 

Immunity to Change

 

Adult Development

 

Adult Learning

 

“Working with Cru has been a transformational experience for me. It’s had positive benefits for my leadership. I feel I have made significant progress towards leading rather than simply managing, and the work has changed not only the way I think but also what I think about. I won’t pretend it’s easy to work – it’s actually very challenging.

I know that no significant developmental progress can be made without challenge. Fortunately, Neill and Trevor’s delivery method reflects my own philosophy of ‘challenge and support’, so while it is challenging work, you will always feel supported in reaching your goals. I have invited Cru in to work with my management team and me. What was transformational for me can be transformational for our whole institute.”

“We worked together, using The Immunity to Change process, which helps you tackle the things in your life and career that are often the most difficult to change and keep reoccurring. Not only did Cru help me understand this in a deep and meaningful way but also provided a framework for testing and validating the assumptions you often make about why things stop you progressing and fundamentally hone in on the things that really matter. It has helped me better understand and recognise both positive and negative habits and therefore established a real mind-set change, in turn helping me grow and develop.”

“We worked together, using The Immunity to Change process, which helps you tackle the things in your life and career that are often the most difficult to change and keep reoccurring. Not only did Cru help me understand this in a deep and meaningful way but also provided a framework for testing and validating the assumptions you often make about why things stop you progressing and fundamentally hone in on the things that really matter. It has helped me better understand and recognise both positive and negative habits and therefore established a real mind-set change, in turn helping me grow and develop.”

Our Thoughts on Leadership Development : Blog

Most leadership failures are failures of diagnosis

Why do leaders fail? Here are our thoughts on leadership failure and what to do about it.In my mid-30s, I got sick. I spent 18 months in bed, in...

Rethinking how to overcome stubborn behavioural change

If we’re honest, we all have a significant behaviour that we’ve struggled and failed to change. And the reason for our failure eludes us. Our desire...

Presidents, movie icons and multiple leadership perspectives

The President & the Movie Star In Soviet Russia, there was a well-known joke about two dead, former presidents. It was said that when President...

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