Middle Manager Programme

Cummins Diesel Engines

Incorporating the Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5 Award in Leadership

Programme aims

As an American owned large manufacturing company, Cummins Diesel Engines play on a world stage. The plant based in Darlington, in north east England, has to compete internally for capital investment, projects and customer orders against other Cummins manufacturing and testing facilities across the world.

The requirement for this programme was to develop the leadership capacity of the middle manager group, to ensure the Darlington plant could capitalise on the opportunities available to it. Increased leadership skills and disciplines were seen as the key to unlocking the full potential of this facility.

This intervention would also need to close the gap between the executive team (senior managers) and the middle managers, to ensure that the executive team had the capacity to focus on strategic initiatives through forging closer links with the American-based head office where high level decision making on capital investment and work placement is made.

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