Working with some of the brightest young minds in the business world, the nine-day Road to Leadership program went onﾠ for four consecutive years,ﾠ occurring twice aﾠ year. The brief: to design a leadership empowerment program that would align the young top talent to the strategic goals of the company and empower their creative and leadership capacities and marketing prowess, in a way that tangibly helps them to meet their individual bottom-line goals.
David conducted the Unilever Road to Leadership program, which I attended in 2005/2006. It has been one of the best courses I have attended so far, leaving me with various very useful frameworks that I still use today. Combining ways to gain deep insight in oneself with useful research based theory is in my experience a powerful way to make step changes in both your personal and professional dealing with the many aspects you encounter. Top notch!
David is very relaxed and charismatic. This is because of his life experience. I have followed a lot of courses where people told me that it starts with you, but this is the first course where I really start believing that its you that can make a difference and develop.
….the most helpful tool at this moment is for me the sentence “do not take things too personally” and I use this together with the Ten Actors. I use it a lot! …I was in the beginning very surprised how you teach us. When you tell something, every sentence has a meaning, making me listen very intensely. The further we were in the course, the more I got used to it and appreciate this kind of teaching. Also, the really neutral way you behave in the group. So I am ‘forced’ to think for myself and can minimally absorb your behaviour. Very good. Thanks a lot!