Leadership Team Away Days

Our highly experiential development programmes strike a considered balance between theory and application

Do you want to re-fresh, re-new and re-invigorate your leadership toolbox in the stunning surroundings of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst; a venue world-renowned for producing high-calibre leaders?

Immerse yourself in 200 years of leadership excellence, surround yourself in history and let the atmosphere of this military landmark inspire and drive your business forward, as you become part of our longstanding and exclusive partnership with the British Army. Combining two centuries of military leadership development (where the empowerment of leaders to make fast and effective decisions is key) with our commercial knowledge and experience (delivering award winning leadership programmes that provide businesses with a competitive advantage), IDG at Sandhurst offers your organisational leaders the opportunity to drive your business forward; faster, more effectively and sustainably.

As well as providing an inspiring forum for your discussions, we can facilitate them to ensure your objectives are met, and complement them with appropriate development exercises. For example, collaboration and decision-making exercises. 

Look forward to an inspirational and thought provoking day and leave with powerful insights for the success of your organisation:

  • Review the leadership and followership in your organisation
  • Develop an action plan to ensure your leadership teams become more effective
  • Complete understanding of IDG’s leadership and followership model
  • How these methods apply to and benefit the commercial world
  • How this will provide your business with a huge competitive advantage


Leadership, Followership and Partnership form the three pillars of what we do. Of the three, Followership is the most mis-understood. On our programmes we use established business theory, real-life examples and our own research to show that being an effective Follower is not a passive, undermining intent; rather it is a vital skill required in every organisation and in any effective leader.

The emphasis is on “effective”:  not following blindly like sheep, mindlessly agreeing like yes-people, or keeping our heads down like survivors.  Our programmes create Followers who spend their time actually being effective, creating value, challenging the status quo –  and enable them to help their direct reports, colleagues and managers to do the same.

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“There was a real focus on creating a positive learning experience where people wanted to develop and grow as leaders. This has led to sustained improvements and individuals continuing to focus on their leadership journeys.”

Michael MacLaren, Head of Business Banking Support, RBS

Create High Performance Teams

We understand the value of teams, not only in the workplace but also on programmes. We create Action Learning Teams which focus on supporting and challenging their members throughout a programme as well as working together on Business Improvement Projects.

We know that teams will keep in touch to deliver their projects. We hope that they will keep in touch over and above that because they want to. Building high performance teams in the workplace faster than the competition is the way that you will build a world-class bank.

We believe that in order to be ‘High Performing’, a team must have the following components:

Commitment towards a common goal

  • Clear objectives
  • Clarity of roles
  • Pace and urgency

Focus on the Customer

  • Proactively understanding needs
  • Managing the relationship
  • Going the extra mile

Continuous improvement mindset

  • Develop individually and as a team
  • Optimise all resources
  • Regularly review actions and processes

Shared emotional intelligence

  • Develop deeper understanding
  •  Apply sensitivity
  • Mutual encouragement 

Inspirational mentality

  • Leadership
  • Followership
  • Partnership

Courage of their convictions

  • Risk taking
  • Asking for forgiveness not permission
  • Decisiveness

Always mindful of morale

  • Celebrate success
  • Reward and recognition
  • Fun and motivation

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London Office: +44 (0) 207 798 2842

RMAS Office: +44 (0) 1276 686644

India Office: +91 955 271 5800

Oman Office: +968 2439 1942

Dubai Office: +971 5055 08482

South Africa Office: +27 21 830 5331

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