Since opening in 1989, Sovereign has grown into New Zealand’s largest life insurance company. They provide personal and business insurance, health insurance, home loans, investments and superannuation products to more than 650,000 customers.
Sovereign have recognised that in order to maintain their No.1 spot in a changing insurance industry they needed to mobilise leaders in the organisation to help them to maintain and grow their competitive advantage.
From stakeholder discussions, to utilising all of the data from employee surveys and other mechanisms, the [email protected] development programme was developed in partnership with the Sovereign team. Its key purpose was seen to be:
“Successful and sustainable delivery of business strategy”
The response to the programme has been overwhelmingly positive from both participants and their managers. The following have been seen as the critical factors in the programme’s success:
The major benefits are seen as:
This programme will continue to roll out for the foreseeable future. It will continue with increased input from an internal facilitator, who has been coached and mentored by the Mantle team.
The success of the programme has led to the design, development and delivery by Mantle of a pilot programme at the next level of leaders within Sovereign – watch this space!
“I have been able to identify what type of leader I want to be – innovative, influential, trustworthy, empathetic – striking a perfect balance between building a high performing team and influencing peers and stakeholders”