Meridian

Meridian is a programme for senior leaders who work with multiple, diverse stakeholders.

As leaders become more senior, they find themselves delivering complex change with ever more diverse stakeholders. More than ever, they need to be able to collaborate with different people and understand the wider context in which they operate.

Meridian develops leaders with the skills, networks and understanding to make an impact in their organization and across their city. The programme uses a real-world experiential approach. We convene leaders from every corner of the city who share open accounts of their leadership challenges. We take participants to places and organizations where they can explore how leaders approach complex change in different contexts. On each programme, we guarantee a diverse mix of leaders from the private, public and NGO sectors.

Who is Meridian for?

Leaders operating at a senior level, where they have to deliver complex change with ever more diverse stakeholders—both in their organization and across their city.

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Leading Beyond Authority

Our learning framework: Leading Beyond Authority (LBA), underpins the participants’ leadership learning. People who lead beyond their authority can produce change beyond their direct circle of control.

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Mark Lee, Chief Executive, Together Trust

“I gained a great deal from my own attendance and encouraged senior colleagues to attend Meridian. It has been a great investment in their personal development and has a very positive return for our organization in terms of our leaders’ renewed confidence in their own capacity to lead and inspire others, the new contacts and relationships they brought back which led to new partnership opportunities and the wider perspective they acquired on internal changes, which helped them motivate others more effectively.”

The outcomes

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Make
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Accelerate
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Using this framework, we assess participants' development through the lens of six key leadership competencies:

Agile
Empathetic
Influential
Purposeful
Open
Self aware

Arion Yiu, Partner, KPMG

"Meridian enhanced my confidence to lead even the most challenging tasks; to bite the bullet with tough decisions; to be courageous with what I believe to be the right thing to do for long term benefits; to engage stakeholders, particularly those from opposite camps; to base decisions on thorough analysis; to balance people and task issues and to stick to my core values and principles." 

Upcoming programmes

Next steps
Hong Kong Meridian (July 2020)