Tomorrow’s leaders are in the pipeline for industrial giant

company Saint-Gobain Pipelines is aiming to up its competitiveness by running a
leadership programme for its ‘high-flyer’ managers.

company is targeting managers aged under-35 who have the potential to be heads
of functions or general managers in the future.

specialist Roffey Park is delivering the modular programme, which aims to
develop the company’s top-five senior management competencies. 

Pipelines’ HR director John Hool said: “The programme develops the key competencies
of vision, leadership, organisational awareness, motivating and developing
others, and achievement orientation.”

the ‘Leadership Development Programme’, it is delivered in-house at
Saint-Gobain’s business centre in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. So far 30 managers (in
two groups) have taken part. 

said the programme gives managers a toolkit of skills to help them handle
complex people management situations.

also gives them a greater insight into how their sphere of operation fits
within the wider whole of the organisation,” he said.

company now plans to run the programme for a third group of managers, who are
either new to the organisation or who have recently been promoted to managerial

leadership programme is now a fundamental part of enhancing the competence,
energy, capability and flexibility of the management team,” said Hool.

By Mike Berry

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