WHY CHOOSE US
There are hundreds of training companies across Scotland.
Why choose The Extraordinary Training Company?
Whether you need help developing your leaders, becoming a great team, being more productive or even creating a great company culture, your learning journey with us always starts with what’s most important – you and your people.
We focus on what we know
We believe training needs a personal, flexible approach so we don't try to do everything - just what we know we're extraordinary at. We turn leadership development on its head, evolve and adapt our work to meet the changing work environment.
We develop capability
Whether you join us as an individual, part of a intact team we understand that training that doesn’t help you do more and go further isn’t worth doing, so we give people the skills they need to thrive and excel at what they do, with learning that sticks.
We get results
Our programmes are not simply about learning new skills. They’re about helping teams and individuals work better together and enjoy being around each other. They’re about building team and organisational cultures that produce extraordinary results.
THE BUSINESS CASE
As the business landscape changes, those who continually invest in their knowledge and skillset have the competitive advantage.
An organisation that views L&D with a cost mindset tends to focus on the numbers rather than the impact of any L&D activity.
If we shift to a mindset that focuses on the value that can be brought by L&D, we start to recognise the importance of developing our employees and their capabilities to take our businesses out of difficulty or up to the next level. We start to recognise the impact that training and development can have, not only on capability, but on employee engagement, recruitment, organisational design and employee retention. We start to recognise the impact learning & development professionals have on the performance of our business as a whole.
So how do we move from a cost mindset to understanding the value of L&D?
We start by making a business case for learning and development. Read the report from McKinsey & Company.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Our guiding principles underpin our company culture. They are an integral part of the framework we use to communicate with our clients, engage with prospective clients, and how we recruit, develop and reward our team.
Our commitment to our passion for people is our key competitive advantage and what makes us different. We care about our people, our partners and our clients and commit to the highest standards in developing longstanding relationships.
Extraordinary people have passion for what they do every day. Even companies can create a culture of passion in the way they treat the customers. Engaged employees may be the greatest competitive advantage an organisation can have.
The simple fact is, you can’t be extraordinary if you’re not engaged. Engaged, extraordinary people find their why, their purpose and passion for what they do in their jobs and how they live their lives and they continually ask themselves these questions:
Combined with passion – a passionate curiosity helps us thrive. It’s a survival mechanism, because our involvement in life depends on our interest in it – our willingness to cultivate the sense of wonder.
It not only helps keep us engaged with life over the long haul, but makes us more likely to have a long haul, since we’re more likely to want to stick around if we take a keen interest in life.
Extraordinary people grab hold of opportunities with both hands and keep moving forward.
We all face hurdles and hardships, but extraordinary people perform well under pressure and bounce back more quickly.. They play with the cards they’re dealt. Resilient people are more effective at managing their moods, they communicate more clearly, build stronger relationships and have higher levels of emotional well-being
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary people is they understand that resilience is not fixed, it can be built. And they learn how.
WE ARE InstituteLM APPROVED
Our flagship leadership programmes are now accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management. This confirms our programmes have been independently verified and meets the evidence-based standards of their 5 Dimensions of Leadership: Authenticity, Vision, Achievement, Ownership and Collaboration. As well as highlighting our commitment to professionalising the role of the manager/leader and investing in enhance leadership capability.
COLLABORATION, COMMUNITY, CONFIDENCE
Underpinning our three Guiding Principles is PARTNERSHIP. We strive to partner with everyone we work with.
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