NEW LEADERSHIP PROGRAM – READY FOR ANYTHING

CONTINUING TO DEVELOP STENA'S LEADERS OF THE FUTURE

Leaders in Stena are responsible for advancing their business, their team and themselves, which requires new skills in a constantly changing world, with new needs and expectations arising both within and outside Stena. The new leadership program, Ready for Anything (R4A), is a step further on the path towards developing Stena leaders’ ability to seize future opportunities. The program is divided into six modules and is designed for leaders and their teams at Stena.

In an increasingly digital world, it’s not just technology that’s changing, it’s attitudes and behaviours too. These shifts require new ways of leading. To be able to understand and take in new trends and developments, it’s necessary to make an effort to capture knowledge by, for example, networking within and outside the company in a completely different way than before.

”As a leader, you need to expand your surroundings to include more than what you are formally responsible for and be able to make the most of the human resources at your disposal – whether that concerns people in your own organisation or external experts you can bring in,” says Eva Hansdotter, HR Director, People, Soft Values and Organizational Excellence.

Through the new leadership program R4A, participants get the opportunity to develop the skills needed to tackle the new challenges linked to digital transformation. The program is divided into six modules of 1-2 days. The first three modules start in the fall and the rest happen in the spring. The modules will be ongoing, so participants can choose which module they want to start with based on what is most relevant to their own business. The modules that start in the fall are ‘Envisioning the Future’, ‘Exploring the Golden Minds’ and ‘Gain or Drain’.

‘Envisioning the Future’ is all about analysing the world from a slightly different perspective than we are traditionally accustomed to. The module is primarily virtual with a few workshops along the way.

The only way to avoid falling behind is to move faster than the rest of the world. This also applies to our leadership, where “Ready for Anything” serves as an important tool in helping our leaders stay ahead.

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”The focus is on what we need to under-stand and relate to, given today’s rapid pace of change, in order to determine what is important to us and our business today and tomorrow,” says Annika Elfström, Head of Digital Transformation Lab and coordinator for ‘Envisioning the Future’.

‘Exploring the Golden Minds’ addresses the importance of diversity as it relates to ideas and perspectives. The training is held over two days and includes several prac-tical exercises.

”Combining different experiences and approaches to reasoning creates a breeding ground for innovation in companies. To achieve this you need to both recruit with diversity as a starting point and then be able to bring forward those different perspectives. The challenge then is to retain and foster the dynamic that it creates in the team, said Maria Holmberg,” Head of HR, Stena Property and coordinator for ‘Exploring the Golden Minds’.

‘Gain or Drain’ is about becoming aware of how you give and take energy, understand different people’s motivations and generate positive energy in a group. The module is divided into a virtual component and a one-day training on-site.

”As a leader, it’s important that you can create, transmit and use energy in the right way, both for yourself, your team and your network. Generally speaking, we tend to believe that extroverted leadership would be better than introverted when it comes to channelling energy, but the fact is that both are powerful in their own ways,” says Linda Mickelson, Head of HR, Stena Rederi, coordinator for ‘Gain or Drain’ together with Janine Sjöö, Head of Employee Experience.

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