Coaching focuses on producing demonstrable change in people’s behavior that helps improve organizational outcomes. Executive coaching is an intentional, focused process and on-going relationship which facilitates the client taking action toward the realization of their performance potential. Trust and confidentiality undergird the coach/client relationship.
Coaching uses a process of inquiry and personal discovery to build the client's level of awareness and responsibility, and provides the client with structure, support and feedback to achieve the desired outcomes. Effective coaching should drive lasting cognitive and behavioral changes quickly and effectively. The results of coaching should be measurable, observable and sustainable. Sustainable behavior change is difficult for everyone (just ask anyone who has ever been on a diet!) Selecting and focusing on key behavioral changes has the greatest probability for success. When appropriately coached and properly motivated and committed, the client is capable of coming up with the best solutions for themselves, making lasting changes and realizing their full potential. Contact us to learn more about our coaching philosophy, qualifications and extensive experience coaching at the C Suite level and below.
Effective leaders turn challenges into opportunities and have the courage of their convictions. They are aware of their strengths and their blind spots. By inspiring others, successful leaders can create shared visions and common purpose, and build collaborative teams to accomplish great things.
Our consultants have all led large and small organizations. We have worked for some of the best leaders, including Jack Welch at GE. We have honed our own leadership abilities and have the expertise to transfer that knowledge and experience to others. We focus on these key areas:
Vision, Mission and Strategy Development
Leadership is the process of creating a vision for others and having the power to translate it into a reality and sustain it. A good vision identifies direction and purpose and can create energy and the edge needed to drive teams and organizations forward with speed and simplicity. We’ll help you and your leadership team develop a vision based on your values, your culture, and your marketplace, and put together the strategy to achieve it.
Assessments, Development and Succession Planning
Jack Welch, the oft-quoted former chairman of GE, defined his job around talent when he said, “All we can do is bet on the people whom we pick. So my whole job is picking the right people.” Our highly trained (at GE) and seasoned assessors can help you pick the right talent, develop them for greater contribution to your business, and create a succession plan that builds your bench strength and readies talented people to advance. We have extensive experience working with mergers and acquisitions to assess and select the go-forward leadership team.
Strategy Development, Planning and Team Collaboration Event
"Failing to plan is planning to fail." We'll design and facilitate a planning and/or team collaboration event for your leadership team that results in measurable action and impact. Strategy development, planning and teambuilding are rarely by-products of something else; an intentional focus on these crucial areas will enhance the commitment and effectiveness of your leadership team and cascade throughout your entire organization.
New Leader/Team Assimilation
An intentional approach to enhancing and accelerating the effectiveness of a new leader or a new team, our assimilation processes will hasten development of trust and credibility and enhance employee effectiveness and commitment. This process flattens the learning curve and gets issues and concerns on the table early while building shared understanding and commitment for crucial next steps and decisions. Our Mid Course Check is the natural follow-up to ensure progress on stated objectives, and to address any needed repositioning.
Overcoming and Preventing the Five Dysfunctions of a Team©
Teamwork makes bottom line sense, but you do not "tell" people they are a team, you work together to build a team over time. We’ll assess your current Leadership Team Fitness and Function and work with you to develop a systematic approach to achieving on-going collaborative team performance that translates into successful business performance. Our course is based on the principles outlined in Patrick Lencioni's best-selling book.