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Rakesh Shaunak, Group Chairman of MHA MacIntyre Hudson - DLiP™ sponsor in-house

Author: Learning and Professional Development

Published: 07 Jun 2021

Rakesh Shaunak, Group Chairman of MHA MacIntyre Hudson details why he chose to run ICAEW's Developing Leadership in Practice (DLiP™) programme, in-house.

Rakesh Shaunak

Group Chairman, MHA MacIntyre Hudson

MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s annual leadership and coaching programme for aspiring partners

Top 20 firm MHA MacIntyre Hudson chose us to design and deliver a programme for the future leaders of their firm. The programme had four key objectives:

  • Develop the leadership and commercial skills required for credible successors.
  • Attract and retain the best people.
  • Develop a ‘ONE’ firm culture where real issues can be shared/solved.
  • Prepare more females for partnership.

Academy bespoke solution

High-performing senior managers were selected from across regional offices and taken through an intense modular and coaching programme that challenged them to think and behave like commercial business leaders. Delegates left with increased confidence, better understanding of what it meant to be a partner in MHA as well as personal strategies for them to achieve success in the role.

The biggest benefit has been the mindset change. Individuals now realise they need to be working on the business rather than in the business. The focus for them is growth, clients and strategy rather than technical work, which is exactly the shift I was looking for.

Rakesh Shaunak Managing Partner and Group Chairman, MHA MacIntyre Hudson