The beverage industry is saturated with competition and exploring ways to stand out in the market is vital for success. Heineken understand the strategic importance of talent development and promoting a smart & healthy culture – when young leaders have a strong focus on the people around them as well as their business targets, they sustain and grow their competitive advantage.
Heineken is a leader in manufacturing, branding, and distributing beverages globally. Such extensive scale demands the constant development of future leaders who are adaptable, innovative, collaborative and decisive. Our long-standing relationship is fostered through deep understanding of Heineken’s leadership principles and business values. Working closely with June Koh (HR Director, China), Peter Crawshaw (HR Business Partner, DB Breweries) and Jayclyn Wong (HR Executive, Asia Pacific Breweries), we have created a custom program that aligns our practical tools with Heineken’s particular challenges. Together we designed & delivered the Leadership Development Programme (LDP).
During the course of the programme we leverage a wide range of our products & services, from virtual adventures to workshops and design expertise. Our mountain virtual adventure is included in the program to show the real-life development of a high-performing team, giving participants the chance to develop their leadership and teaming skills in a safe and fun environment. Peter describes, “the addition of the virtual adventure into this programme greatly improved collaboration between our teams and gave them a synchronised decision-making process which they can take back to their teams”.
Often in the workplace, people are apprehensive of approaching senior executives with issues or feedback. We co-designed the programme to provide tools to address healthy conflict & tension. This powerful skill will allow future leaders to work constructively with new teams and territories as they progress through the company. We also use a personal leadership philosophy exercise to help shape the management style of participants. These learned skills and techniques will allow participants to manifest a smart and healthy business culture throughout the coming decade and beyond. Peter continues, “the skills that our young leaders walk away with from the LDP are an integral part of our ongoing success as a business”.
The skills that our young leaders walk away with from the LDP are an integral part of our ongoing success as a business.
09 May 2023: A group of 120 high achievers recently got together at the Allianz Australia Aspire Awards. Lead Facilitator Ian Schubach ran Reach for the Summit, one of our team-based Virtual Adventures.
One particular piece of feedback stood out, “Probably the best team session I’ve ever attended. As a psychologist and risk professional I found it very interesting to be a part of.”
Working with Ian has given our people a rich insight into what makes teams successful. From defining what success looks like to decision making, using Ian’s virtual adventures have allowed us to better understand how we work together and has given us the opportunity to have real life conversations and experience in making decisions and working together. Ian’s virtual adventures have allowed our group to engage and participate in a team work experience we would otherwise never be able to do. We don’t have the budget to climb Everest with our leadership team, or take a safari in South Africa, but Red Leaf’s Virtual Adventures have allowed us to have a taste of this real experience and left our leaders with confidence in their decision making processes and abilities.
It was great to have you back involved with our group again. All of the feedback has been terrific. Excellent job with both the facilitation and the framework of the session, as always!
Aligning our senior leadership across the region has always been important, even more so during recent times. Faced with limitations around face to face interaction, we pressed ahead with an online QBR. Ian Schubach from Red Leaf designed and delivered a two hour virtual adventure that helped highlight the importance of teamwork and cross boundary leadership in these times. What’s more, it was fun!
Thank you for an amazing African adventure – what an experience! It was truly an educational, fun, teaming experience that was very much enriched by your obvious passion and love for the animals. Ian, you are an outstanding guide. Your wisdom, enthusiasm and energy had us on the edge of our seats! The stories were heartfelt, and I believe we all connected deeply with the Tracker Academy and the mission they are on.
When Red Leaf began working with us they identified key areas of focus and guidance: re-defining leadership roles, faltering internal team communication, and confusion of company message. Red Leaf’s combination of engaging and emotive content combined with the tools to secure a long-term leadership and team framework, has really united our vision. We were given consistent follow up to bring us a collection of operations, to fulfil our focus of one company with one message.