MONEO USES ITS TURNAROUND EXPERTISE TO DEVELOP LEADERS
We are C-level leaders who develop executives with C-level ambitions.
Moneo’s Directors actively pass on their leadership expertise by developing the next generation of global leaders. In the past 20 years, Moneo has served approximately 40 corporate clients who have sent over 1,200 executives through our leadership programs in Japan.
All of Moneo’s corporate education programs come under our practice called Moneo Academic Programs®, which has been built on the bedrock of Moneo’s turnaround work in our Moneo Turnarounds® practice. Client CEO's turn to Moneo to develop their next generation of C-level executives to lead in global markets. Our C-level apprenticeship approach and practical content have been painstakingly refined over many years from Moneo's leadership of turnarounds. Moneo accelerates the development of executives so they can take on global roles quickly.
MONEO'S PRACTICAL TRAINING APPROACH
Our leader development programs originated with the need to take on promising employees of portfolio companies as our apprentices; one day, they would have to lead their companies after we had finished the turnaround. Moneo's training soon became important to our clients’ leadership candidate pipelines. The sensibility of our practical approach and the excellence of our instructors (all of whom are C-level leaders who lead turnarounds as Moneo’s Directors) began to have wider appeal beyond private equity turnarounds. Today, many companies ask Moneo to help them with leader development, not just companies undertaking turnarounds.
Moneo’s Standards for Its Content
Leadership is central to our curricula. We develop leaders to be relevant to our clients' businesses with our practical, apprenticeship-like approach and rigorous academic foundation.
Moneo’s Standards for Its Instructors
Our instructors are all Directors from Moneo's turnaround business; all are C-level leaders, each having expertise in multiple industries and in global markets. They also are highly proficient in Socratic discourse and the case method as teaching tools. All have advanced, multidisciplinary academic credentials (PhD, MBA, MD) from the world’s top universities and hold cross-appointments in Japan as top-rated university professors in areas such as strategy, finance, operations, and marketing.
LEADER PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Senior Global Leader Development
Moneo develops groups of executives from Japan and from overseas subsidiaries together. The ultimate objective is alignment of the participants’ leadership mindsets with the vision, mission, and values of their company.
The program is conducted over a period of six months to a year through a series of onsite activities at the Japan headquarters and development of deliverables by the participants by means of distance collaboration. As part of Moneo’s C-level apprenticeship approach, participants collaborate in cross-regional teams to tackle issues that are of central importance to the agenda of their top management. Participants present their solutions to their company’s top management and other stakeholders at the conclusion of the program for assessment and consideration for implementation.
The outcomes of the program include:
1. Cultivation of a leadership mindset in the participant that is aligned with the leadership requirements of the top management;
2. Honing of the participant’s leadership expertise for taking on roles of increasing authority and accountability in the company;
3. Practical outputs and deliverables (including strategies and projects) to advance the actual business of the company;
4. Greater cross-regional strategic coherence, camaraderie, and collaboration among the participants and the personnel whom they lead;
5. For the top management, better understanding of the capabilities and challenges of their executives and the state of their organizations overseas;
6. Improved communication and transparency for top management, participants, and regional personnel regarding decision-making locally and globally; and
7. Insights for top management about issues that must be resolved among themselves to give their people what they need to succeed.
Global Leader Rudiments
Some participants do not have all the prerequisites required by their top management for the Senior Global Leader Development program. To help bridge the gap, Moneo provides accelerated training in areas such as advanced strategy, complex negotiations, solving complex problems, and other foundational subjects to ensure that all participants can start on reasonably equal footing. Depending on the extent of the need, customized content from the Global Leader Rudiments curriculum can be integrated into the Senior Global Leader Development program or delivered separately as stand-alone short courses beforehand.
The Moneo Mentoring Conversation for Foreign CEOs in Japan
Are you sending an executive from the US or Europe to lead the Japan operations of your multinational? Or perhaps you are sending a Japanese rising-star executive for a career-building role overseas. Either way, sending executives to work in a different country is a substantial investment. The upside—or loss—to the company far exceeds the value of the executive's compensation package, and it resonates for years after the executive is repatriated.
Since 2000, clients have availed themselves of "The Moneo Mentoring Conversation,” a private and structured dialogue between two leaders: the foreign C-level executive who is new to Japan and a Moneo C-level mentor. Moneo has advised many foreign nationals who have been appointed as CEOs and Representative Directors in Japan. In some sectors, such as pharma and healthcare, perhaps even a majority of the foreign CEOs in Japan have had "The Moneo Mentoring Conversation."
Participants say this dialogue has provided the single-most valuable insights for setting the correct endpoints for their success and for knowing how to lead the Japanese organization to achieve the desired outcomes. And all of this is done within the first weeks of the their arrival in Japan.
The 90 minute conversation follows a simple story arc: the company's expectations, the executive's ambitions in Japan, the resources and authority at the executive's disposal, and the executive's ambitions after the assignment in Japan. Within this story arc, the conversation between the expatriate executive and the Moneo C-level mentor will provide insights that are specific to the executive's situation—and in the most precise and practical ways—on how to lead the Japanese organization in the desired direction, how to fulfill the CEO mandate in Japan, and how to achieve one's personal ambitions.
Many of the participants stay in touch long after the conversation to seek advice and exchange ideas during their time in Japan.