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After several years working in the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise space, we know that leaders are perpetually trapped in the day-to-day running of their businesses.
You are constantly juggling cash flow with client/customer demands, employee issues (too many, not enough, skillset’s vs mindset’s), business development, marketing, operational challenges – the ‘to do’ list is endless.
We help you raise your head and realise your ambitions, whether that is to grow your business in terms of people and profit, succession planning to free you up and develop your next tier of leaders or create a strategy and drive accountability at all levels to help you deliver your vision for the future.
Whilst we have tried, tested, and trusted ways of doing things, we work together with you to define exactly what you want to achieve and then customise a programme-based approach that is focused on delivery. We have packaged up our services around the four areas outlined below, however, we often combine elements of all four depending on your specific needs and desires.
We deliver in a hybrid way with a mixture of in-person and online sessions, again tailored to your needs. We deliver sessions with mixed teams of people as far away as the outer corners of Scotland – if you have a decent broadband connection, we can work with you wherever you are!
The word DICE is an acronym for our values, which reflect the work we do with our clients: Develop, Inspire, Create, Embed. These are more than just words on a page, they demonstrate the behaviours and how we work with you so that you know what you can expect from working with us!
We have a growth mindset
We smash down any hurdles that get in our way
We treat client businesses like we would our own
We win hearts and minds
We listen, learn, and engage
We have fun along the way
We collaborate with clients to design their future
We are trusted advisors
We keep going until we succeed
We track the delivery of outcomes
We drive accountability at all levels
We transfer learning and ownership
DICE Game Plan
Roll-out of strategy and culture development programmes, senior leadership training and group mastermind mentoring for senior leaders/managers.
DICE TEAM SPIRIT
Specific team/culture/employee engagement programme of activities to embed a people-centric approach, two-way communications and drive a high performing culture.
DICE TEAM PLAYERS
(leadership development programme)
Leadership development group training sessions (fully CPD accredited), focused on putting theory into practice.
(Business Advisory Support)
Trusted Advisor coaching for small business owners to help them stay on-track and give them bespoke guidance.
DICE winning mindset
Group/Individual mentoring delivered either as part of an existing programme or additional support post-programme delivery.
“You’re in safe hands with the DICE team! They supported us with developing a cohort of 30 of our next generation of leaders – helping them become more knowledgeable and how to lead with integrity. We found working with DICE easy-going, focused and thought provoking. They are an adaptable team that integrated well with our in-house Training team to help us get results.”
“I wasn’t sure what to expect during the programme and I felt a little out of my depth at first, but it exceeded all my expectations and put my fears to rest. The programme is really relevant to the leadership challenges we face in the current climate. I’ve developed my personal confidence and used it to make professional gains and take my first steps into a leadership role and nurture a team of my own. Thank you!”
“Many of us that run SME’s know what our challenges are but sometimes need a different set of eyes and ears to navigate through. The DICE team helps us to do that – getting things out of the Directors’ heads and into action. Whilst they have a structured approach, they are always nimble to change course as and when the business has needed them to. The DICE team has been invaluable in developing our next tier of leaders and helping us
to empower our people to become more responsible and accountable.”
“The leadership programme has really helped develop my confidence overall at work, and this has even been commented on by others at work – things like I look ‘glowing’ or ‘different’. This course has really made me stop and think about my mindset and approach to work and I have started to show up every single with a growth mindset and full of positivity, which is the difference that people can see.”
“The work we have done with DICE to develop the values that we want to embed across the organisation has been really beneficial. The DICE team is not afraid to push and to challenge us but that has really helped us evolve and develop. They have a genuine passion for helping people focus on the positive impact that culture can make to a business.”
“The programme is relevant to leadership today and the knowledge and experience they both have is evident and inspiring to learn from. I’ve developed my personal confidence and used it to make professional gains and take my first steps into a leadership role and nurture a team of my own. Thank you!”
“The professional advice, guidance & coaching that Steve from DICE provided us with as business owners was priceless. From where we were before engaging with Steve, to where we are now is an entirely different place. Our company is now able to look forward, plan, and can tackle the day-to-day issues that an SME encounters, jumping the hurdles that lie in front of us. We now have a robust business & as individuals we are far more rounded. DICE have had a genuinely positive impact upon us – helping us ensure that being able to work on the business as opposed to in it, has allowed us to structure the company to cover all avenues & eventualities. As a result, there is structure, values and targets which drive a proud, happy, and dynamic working environment. Our relationship with Steve & DICE has been one of the very best decisions we have made, his coaching & approach are now weaved into the fabric of how we operate.”
“I’ve learnt a lot about myself, what makes me tick, and what I need. It’s also highlighted what I need to work on (emotional resilience for example) and that technical ability will only get me so far. Relationships and behaviours are so important.”
“I have worked with Dice for a number of years now and I was invited to join their first group Leadership mentoring programme with 6 other individuals. With the guidance and coaching from Steve, who has a huge amount of knowledge and experience to share from his time in industry, I was able to discover and enhance my own personal leadership style. One of the biggest challenges for me was my confidence but the Dice team have a brilliant way of positively challenging you in a supportive way to help you grow! The programme really gave me a great foundation for my recent promotion to a senior manager position so a big thank you to Kate and Steve!”
“The course has taught me a lot about leadership and how much is actually involved in being a leader which I didn’t realise beforehand. It has taught me that to be a good leader you have to create a vision and inspire colleagues. It is different to managing. I now understand better that different people have different needs.”
“Having worked in public services for over 20 years, starting out with our own business was a daunting prospect. The advice and support that DICE gave was invaluable. This included advice about the wider and more generic aspects of running a business, as well as specific and tailored guidance around devising a business plan. In addition, DICE have been there for us as a ‘trusted colleague’, giving us the confidence to stride forward purposefully during our initial months of operation. DICE are calm, structured and knowledgeable within the rigorous and challenging world of business. I would recommend their varying levels of support to anyone seeking assistance in helping their business flourish.”
“The leadership programme has helped me in more ways than I could imagine, as my role has developed the mentoring has adapted to support me with new challenges as they arise. The format of group mentoring has been particularly beneficial as we were exposed to such a wide variety of businesses that all came with their unique issues but the same skills can be adapted to tackle each of these. It is a supportive environment designed to get the most out of everyone involved.”
We would love you on our team and promise to never gamble with your information! Please send us your name and email and we’ll get the DICE rolling.