What We Do

Possibly never before has change happened so quickly, so completely or so globally. New technologies, changing markets, regulation and deregulation, global and economic influences, critical environmental change. In this time, poor leaders are being replaced by men and women who genuinely embrace the significant responsibility of leading human community, of stabilising our working world and of caring for the natural environment that sustains life.

We work with leaders whose intention is to 'do the right thing'. In the simplest sense, we help them create real strategic alignment and engagement. We help people focus on four key areas of responsibility. The model below highlights this.

Dattner Grant Model

Part One: Purpose, Values and Strategy

This is about creating focus; ensuring all leaders understand the context of the business, the 'why' for what it does and the thinking that informs planning. This is the crucible within which development takes place. It provides the 'line of sight' on performance and the compelling case for development. It allows leaders to think about personal and collective accountability and together to define what success looks like. We help leaders understand that, in the absence of a 'why', people become anxious about the future and the part they have to play. Learn more...

Part Two: Real Leadership

This focusses on creating self-awareness in leaders at all levels and helping leaders to feel safe about and make use of feedback. The core assumption here is that a leader who lacks self-awareness has a much-reduced ability to positively influence both internal and external relationships. These are the final tests of quality leadership and, in fact, are the core accountability of leadership. We help leaders understand the skills that underpin decision making and, therefore, emotional engagement. Learn more...

Part Three: Business Acumen

This is about helping leaders to both reflect on and develop acuity in those areas that inform business acumen. We can help assess financial literacy, focussing on how to 'tell the story' of the business from basic reports, and to enhance strategic thinking through broad scanning (sources and methods), intuitive insight, reflective insight, and strategic and operational decisiveness. Learn more...

Part Four: Relationships - Internal and External

This reviews how leaders translate parts One to Three into exceptional internal and external relationships, ensuring interdependencies within the organisation are understood and enhanced, and that information flows rapidly across boundaries. Finally, it invites leaders to build awareness of external relationship management and the transformational influence of leadership. This uses 'best talent' from the business to enhance leadership competencies at all levels of stakeholder engagement. Learn more...

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Testimonial Start Dattner Grant is far and away the most constructive management/leadership consulting firm I have worked with.Testimonial End Sustainable Regional Australia
Testimonial Start Really appreciate the contribution of the Dattner Grant team in both preparing for, and delivering the program – it addressed the exact needs of the group in a timely and effective way. Thank you.Testimonial End Benevolent Society
Testimonial Start Jim, Fabian and the rest of their team create a unique approach to leadership development. Their content and facilitation is second to none and we are proud of our association with them.Testimonial End General Mills Australia & New Zealand
Testimonial Start ...the group was highly engaged via your excellent facilitation, your knowledge of the subject matter and MWH and, YOUR passion for OUR purpose.Testimonial End MWH
Testimonial Start Dattner Grant has played a critical role in understanding, coaching and inspiring our leaders. The commitment of Fabian and Marshall – to both me personally and to the vision of the organisation – has been exceptional. I encourage any organisation which is seeking to harness the best of its talent, and have the greatest impact, to seriously consider partnering with Dattner Grant as you continue on your leadership journey.Testimonial End The Foundation for Young Australians
Testimonial Start Dattner Grant facilitators have the ability to understand our business and the development needs of our people that has been unmatched by other service providers. They have gone beyond expectations on many occasions in a way that demonstrates real commitment to the purpose and vision of Aurora.Testimonial End Aurora Energy