Executive Coaching – Top 50 Senior Managers

A personalised and shared development opportunity for senior executives.

Coaching case study: Developing strategic thinking

Sheila is a director in the IT division of a major publishing organisation.

Sheila was aware that she would be required to describe her strategy for ensuring IT moved with the business and, at the same time, creating IT as a strategic initiator rather than an afterthought.

In a series of one-to-one sessions, we taught Sheila the fundamentals of strategy and strategic thinking. Over a six week period, she built her strategic plan and presentation and we helped her with her persuasion and influence skills, including drawing and re-thinking her network map to identify her stakeholders and focus her newfound political skills.

Sheila was also able to practise and receive feedback and coaching on her key presentation to the managing board – resulting in fewer slides, more impact and a clearer message.

Coaching case study: Managing relationships

Michael is a high-flyer in a very competitive organisation.

Michael was very visible and well regarded for his ability to get things done. However, he was also building a reputation for results at the expense of relationships and was aware of lost support in some vital areas.

Everything about Michael exuded a sense of urgency and action and we had to work hard for him to accept that there was something to learn from slowing down, planning and thinking through options and outcomes. In a number of sessions, we reviewed where things had not gone his way and how he had dealt with them. We helped to identify alternative ways to engage and involve others and, finally, how humility and listening fitted into even the most senior leader’s role.

We worked with Michael to examine his personal brand, voice and image and consider how his appearance, behaviour and relationships need to reflect his more senior role. We also helped him to expand his network of social and professional contacts in the wider business world.

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Coaching Case Study: Managing Expectations

Maarje is a senior manager in a media company in The Netherlands.

Maarje had been promoted into her role as Director of Publishing based on her technical abilities and track record of successful projects. Her concerns were that she would be unable to fulfil the company’s expectations of her managerial post.

Our work with her helped to clarify what the role entailed, where her acknowledged strengths would serve her well, and where she needed to give attention to development.

We explored her concerns about meeting others’ expectations and helped her identify and separate her concepts from the realities of the role. This allowed her to operate despite her doubts rather than be stuck and unable to function.

We worked directly with Maarje on some people issues – specifically addressing poor performance – and helped her to become more direct in her requests and requirements of others. This led to some specific work on initiating and managing change in the workplace and we helped her prepare for announcing and implementing new roles and responsibilities.

Coaching case study: Addressing IR issues

Graham is a senior HR professional in a large organisation.

Graham had major IR issues to address. He was finding the pressure of constant negotiation and tactical manoeuvring draining and wanted to address some of the strategic issues he knew the organisation needed to confront and manage.

We helped him to examine his relationship with other senior people in the organisation and, in particular, his boss the HR Director. He practised what he wanted to say to her to break the cycle which was preventing him being effective. We coached him and asked him the awkward questions he was bound to get in response to his requests and observations about his role and their relationship.

We worked with him to design a workshop hosted by him with an IR consultant to improve the skills and scope of regional HR managers to deal with local union issues and, at the same time, create a network and forum for discussing areas of common concern.

We worked with Michael to examine his personal brand, voice and image and consider how his appearance, behaviour and relationships need to reflect his more senior role. We also helped him to expand his network of social and professional contacts in the wider business world.

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A personalised and shared development opportunity for senior executives.

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