About Blue Mercury
Blue Mercury Leadership is a small dedicated team who work across all sectors of business as well as in Not–for–Profit. We take pride in our personable approach. Our Clients are our key focus and we aim to work with them along whatever journey they are on. We focus on their needs and deliver to those needs.
We believe people development is about relationships, communication and honesty and our long standing clients know we see their people development as a partnership where we assist them to gain the results they need.
We also utilise CliftonStrengths ( strength finder), a one-on-one process to assist you to be the best you can be every day by using your unique strengths. This process is empowering & exhilarating!
The CliftonStrengths process opens the door to your own strengths while helping you understand the uniqueness of others.
Blue Mercury's beginnings
Blue Mercury Leadership grew from a need. We saw great people sabotaging themselves in their relationships at home and work through poor communication, a lack of understanding about personal brand and a lack of understanding around others.
We believe, if people can be the best they can be everyday, and know this is a choice, then this has a ripple effect on everyone within their influence. It was from this vision that Blue Mercury came into being.
The Blue Mercury Logo represents our view on leadership.
We believe leadership is all inclusive, like a sphere. It encompasses how you treat others, how you see yourself, and your actions.
We believe leadership is adaptable, like Mercury. It is important to lead how your people need you to. The leader that does this will win the hearts and souls of their people and get great results.
We believe leadership is communicative, like Mercury, the messenger. Effective communication is the connection between the leader and their people, and leadership is the transmission of ideas and vision into results. If you look closely you will find his wings within our sphere.
Individual growth occurs at the pace of the individual involved. The skilled facilitators at Blue Mercury Leadership build rapport with individuals whether they are in a group programme or in a one-on-one coaching session. Time is taken to get to know each person in their workplace and in their communities.
We also learn and take interest in what is important for individuals and discuss the non-negotiable in their lives, their hopes and their dreams. This is the basis of all development. Trust is created which allows us to stretch people and assist them to be the best they can be….. in the world……. and for the world.
We believe it is important to work closely with each company and ensure we have a good understanding of the issues from their perspective before we work with teams. We work meticulously with team members connecting personal and company goals. We also ensure we understand the environment they are functioning in both at work and home.
We start with the individual and use Belbin Team Profiling to help each member understand their contribution to the team. This also assists them to respect what others bring to the team.
Communication is often a strong theme throughout these sessions and we often promote the saying “Communication is the response you get back.” In other words ‘take responsibility for the communication results you need’.
When we work with teams we look at each group as a group of talented individuals who work with others to achieve a common goal. No group is the same and every programme is created for the individual needs of each specific group.
Our programmes enable participants carry out an organisational project to as part of the learning. This allows learning to be connected to each person’s specific workplace reality.
In our longer programmes learning is linked to NZQA units and successful completion results in an NZQA qualification. During these programmes each person carries out a more comprehensive organisational project in their own area of work.
Projects always need to be qualitative and quantitative. These projects may be based on improvements such as better communication or something as concrete as logistics. Whatever the project each participant has a sponsor to support them through this development and this has a continuous improvement component.
Although all projects are measured, one that stood out was someone who decided to use the principles of Lean Manufacturing around inventory. Within the 5 months of the programme he had saved his company $5,000,000 and it was estimated to be $10,000,000 plus by the end of the twelve month period. Not all projects will make such a substantial financial improvement for a company or organisation, however they all work as a great catalyst for learning as the course participant leads a group of people to achieve an end result.
Assisting Coaches & Sponsors
As part of the longer courses we support coaches, adding to their skill level, to ensure the participant and the organisation get the best result.
Contact us to discuss your needs.