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Adapt

Adapt to complex, challenging environments

 

Grow

Grow your capacity for highly effective leadership

Achieve

Achieve progress on your most significant challenges

We believe the world needs better leadership – and we want you to be one of the better leaders we so urgently require.

Cru exists to equip people for the challenges of leadership. The challenge of adapting to complex environments. The challenge of growing personal and organisational capacity for leadership. The challenge of achieving progress on tough challenges.

We work with growth-minded leaders from all sectors who want to create positive change in complex, uncertain and changing environments.

The world needs your leadership, and we’re here to help you bring it.

Adapt

 

Grow

 

Achieve

 

Cru’s Values

Innovative

Cru’s Adapt Grow Achieve approach to leadership development is an original, evidence-based synthesis of theory and practice. Unlike many approaches to leadership, the Cru process supports both your ‘outer work’ of exercising effective leadership and your ‘inner work’ of building greater personal capacity.  

Personal

Cru’s Adapt Grow Achieve process understands that developing your capacity for leadership will stretch your emotions as well as your mind. When you work with us, we want you to feel fully seen, known and understood.

Bespoke

Cru’s Adapt Grow Achieve process is highly sensitive to your context and aspirations. You’ll work with us in real time on your own organisational and professional challenges. We don’t believe that generic, cookie cutter solutions to leadership development are effective for today’s complex leadership challenges.

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

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