The Tiny Triumphs Approach
The method behind Tiny Triumphs was developed from the experience of working with senior executives at a UK university, and subsequently with the same university in partnership with another university in Moscow.
This was an innovative, experimental approach to senior executive development at MBA-level. The starting point for developing skills was activity rather than a pre-designed curriculum. The executives earned academic credit for demonstrating what that had learned from what they did.
Since then, it has become apparent to me that people with operational responsibilities need the same skills. Their work is increasingly complex.
Take the example of a senior nurse:
She can be responsible for the equivalent number of people as in a small factory.
Her diverse and open teams provide care in shifts over 24 hours.
She manages budgets of millions of pounds.
She co-ordinates with departments across the hospital, and with an array of external organisations.
And she has done this with only her medical qualification, through experience, trial and error. I think people like her deserve the opportunity for a quality business education.
That’s the thinking behind Tiny Triumphs. It’s for anyone, with strategic and operational responsibilities, whose work is complex and uncertain.
Benefits For You
Learn from differences
Discover new ideas and perspectives from peers in different sectors, functions, and knowledge disciplines.
Practice makes possible
Learn how to put new knowledge into practice.
Develop MBA-type Skills
Develop future-focused abilities – including thinking and acting in complex contexts, leading, networking, and enabling others.
Build your ‘social capital’
Grow your professional network.
Benefit from the possibility of forming tight support networks among those on the Tiny Triumph programme. Your peers are likely to share and understand the pressures you experience.
Benefits For Your Organisation
Tiny Triumph experiments tap into the desire many people have to learn and find meaning in the work they do.
Through Tiny Triumphs, people themselves influence and shape the resources and tools they need to be able to create value together – for themselves, customers and the business.
Tiny Triumphs offer a highly practical way of developing both organisational and personal capabilities. Small experiments show what’s possible and build confidence.
Organisations benefit when customers benefit, and that can be in many ways – improved customer service, improved quality, reduced costs, reduced time-to-market for products, etc, all of which could be possible outcomes of Tiny Triumph experiments.
I provide Open Tiny Triumph programmes for individuals, and customised, In-Company programmes for organisations. I’d be delighted to hear from you to discuss either.