Coaching newly appointed people managers
First time promotion to a people management role is often made on the basis of exceptional performance in a current role. Whilst this is a great way to acknowledge and reward those who are performing well, it is now well understood that becoming a great people manager is not something that can be left to chance or is always achieved by attendance on standard management training programmes. Without the benefit of highly personalised and targeted executive coaching support, the danger is newly appointed managers either end up figuring out by themselves, by means of trial and error, the best way to become effective or resort to copying the behaviours exhibited by other managers within the organisation – whether or not these are the most successful.
“In a recent study, training alone improved leadership skills by 22%. When combined with Executive Coaching, improvement jumps to 77%.”
By using an executive coach to equip your people managers to excel in their new role, you are signifying the crucial importance you attach both to them as a key individual and to the role people management plays within your organisation. You are removing the element of chance from the situation and perpetuating the people management culture you want and need.
“I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities.”
Bob Nardelli, former CEO, Home Depot
We understand what’s required for effective people management and provide executive coaching specifically tailored to meet the needs of your organisation. We are not prescriptive in our approach and use a blend of approaches to deliver the outcomes you want.
Your people managers will:
- become effective more quickly than if you rely on trial and error or standard management training
- quickly adopt the behaviours you want
- be more confident managing themselves and others
- drive others to perform to get the team performance your business needs
- be well prepared for future roles
“Many of the World’s most admired corporations, from GE to Goldman Sachs, invest in coaching. Annual spending on coaching in the US is estimated at roughtly $1 Billion Dollars.”
Harvard Business Review