Why We Do It


This is part of a series on LKS Quaero’s leadership development programs, published in advance of our 2018 Public Program in Newcastle

We run our leadership development programs because we enjoy helping people to become more deliberate and effective leaders.

It’s an old standby to say that you’re passionate about making a difference, but there’s little more satisfying then helping create positive change and helping others to do the same. It’s a wonderful feeling when clients come back to us and tell us that they’ve been implementing changes themselves. We’re keen on organisational improvement, not just ticking a box. As Sam Robinson says, ‘we want the organisation to succeed and we want people to succeed’.

We enjoy working with people and are fascinated by the intricacies of organisations, especially improving them. We come from a number of different sectors (such as law, manufacturing, and safety). We also work across a number of sectors, such as resources, manufacturing, local government, heavy industry, and not for profit, ranging from small to very large. There’s no limit to the sort of organisations we work with.

Peter White worked for many years in manufacturing and saw lots of money spent on training without delivering a significant return. He wants to make that ‘a positive experience with a positive return for each client’. Sam likes to foster ‘organisations that help and support people to achieve their best’. We’ve all been in organisations where the leadership was not very good and the culture and results suffered: we like helping people discover why leadership is so critical to that equation, positively or negatively. Here’s what our clients are saying:

  • ‘I was much more focused on the doing. Now I’m constantly thinking about my level of work’
  • ‘I’ve made some immediate changes to the way I manage my personal priorities which I have noticed has increased my productivity levels dramatically’
  • ‘I’ll be able to use the tools from this course throughout my career’

At the end of each program, it’s pleasing to see the change from what people’s expectations were at the start. We ask them if their expectations were met and we’re yet to run a program where even high expectations were not only met, but exceeded. Peter says, ‘you sit back and you think wow, that’s just been so worthwhile – can’t wait to do the next program’.

At LKS Quaero, we help organisations with effective leadership and culture programs that stick. Register your interest for our 2018 Public Program in Newcastle. If you’d like to know more, visit us at lksquaero.com or follow us on LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter.