CReating the leaders of the future

About Shred-it

Shred-it are the world’s leading secure information destruction company, servicing over 150,000 clients with over 140 branches located in 14 countries around the world.

Shred-it believe that investing in their people – creating a motivated and passionate leadership culture – has a positive influence throughout the business, which is ultimately reflected in the high quality of service to their customers.

The challenge

The Executive Management Team at Shred-it wanted support to develop the leaders of the future through a High Potential development programme.

They wanted a programme that was highly relevant to their business whilst at the same time introduced participants to examples of best practice from other businesses and industries.

How we helped

The Shred-it EMEAA Hipo programme was delivered over 2 years, with 6 learning modules at approximately 4 month intervals.

Each module focused on a key aspect of leading at Shred-it, and combined best practice thinking, insight from current Shred-it leaders and a review of project progress.

To ensure engagement was maintained between the modules, we used an online learning portal to facilitate communication between participants, programme faculty and business stakeholders. We also facilitated regular action learning and group coaching sessions.

Participants undertook 2 business-value-generating projects throughout the programme both individually and in teams. These projects focused on strategic business goals, workplace improvement and embedding of learning.


Feedback for the programme has been highly positive from both participants and business sponsors. Two programme participants even achieved promotions before the programme had completed!

Daniela Seitz, Shred-it Director of Human Resources, EMEA welcomed the focus we brought to the program, describing the program design and delivery as “highly challenging of the participant’s leadership preconceptions, and a driver of significant business value”.

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