Conquest is Australia's leading supplier of industrial and commercial floor cleaning equipment.
Conquest underwent Strategic Specialists Groups Discovery Roadmap process, which assisted in the formulation of a five year strategic plan. This ambitious growth strategy involved doubling the business within five years, which Conquest expected would result in some growing pains.
Following the Roadmap, Strategic Specialists Group continued to be engaged in the business through a Marketing and Sales Specialist that supported the Marketing Manager with implementation of the strategic plan. This Specialist was also a member of the Advisory Board.
Additionally, Strategic Specialists Group were also engaged to provide CFO services to the business. The case study for that engagement can be found here.
The leadership team of Conquest was primarily made up of young and ambitious members, many of whom were new to leadership roles and had been promoted from technical specialist roles. They also had limited exposure to previous professional development, particularly around people management and leadership, key skills required for their roles.
Furthermore, a need was identified to develop the senior members of the leadership team in their role as Conquest leaders. With a particular focus to go beyond their functional leadership roles and lead the business and implement the Conquest vision and strategic plan.
A People and Culture Specialist was engaged to undertake a leadership development program for eight leaders, which included seven leadership team members and one team leader.
The leadership development program was a key enabler for Conquest to build a culture:
The leadership development program includes three key steps:
Wider Organisational Benefits