Does your organization suffer from the “Grocery Cart Leadership” phenomenon? You know, when aspiring and existing leaders place choose only those activities he/she is most comfortable with as it relates to improving their capabilities? These people tend to engage in a steady diet of their favorite foods. This approach can work, but not when an organization needs to focus on organizational success! When it’s time to diversify your palate in order to reach new levels of success, consider these steps:
- Conduct 360-degree Assessments and Customized Training and Development Plans – Assessment are essential because they provide employees an in-depth understanding of where they are now: what their current strengths are, the level of their current leadership effectiveness, and what are seen as primary development needs. In the context of their everyday work, people may not be aware of the degree to which their usual behaviors or actions are effective. Translating the 360-degree feedback into a focused Training and Development Plan is essential for improvement. Patrick Ibarra is certified by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) in their extensive inventory of 360-degree and performance support instruments and processes. His certification enables him to conduct various assessment instruments/processes essential to developing leaders.
- Deliver Competency-Based Training Workshops. Employees love to learn and our “instructor-led, participant centered” approach to training limits lecture and focuses on using a variety of instructional methods (e.g. discussions, video-clips, case studies, small group exercises, handouts to complete, skill-practices, and group discussions) to maximize the use of Adult Learning. Our training workshops (http://www.gettingbetterallthetime.com/training) are designed to help participants master the knowledge, skills and behaviors emphasized in the training program and to apply them to their day-to-day activities. We build in methods to transfer the training and new behaviors out into the workplace, through the use of action planning, and examples and exercises from participants’ work/life. From how to lead change more effectively, to tools that accelerate innovation, to tactics which optimize employee performance, our workshops get results that can be seen by all the employees in your organization.
- Provide Coaching to ensure Success. We blend our extensive background in the public sector and in-depth expertise about employee performance to provide powerful and contextual advice, guidance and support enabling the employee to raise their confidence and accelerate their performance.
In summary, we invest time and energy in the kitchen – cutting, mixing, blending and tasting – so our team understands how to create appealing entrees so front-line supervisors, mid-managers, and top executives can get the tools they need to maximize the efficiency of their organization!
For more information on sampling a Leadership Development Program, contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.