I work with talented mid to senior level managers and executives who need to develop their leadership skills to advance their careers to the next level. My clients work in medium to large size businesses that are results driven, highly political, competitive, and high pressure. They want to develop professionally and they need to master the complex leadership skills and political competencies to successfully navigate and succeed in their unique organizational culture.
This Approach is Right for You if...
Managing interpersonal conflicts is taking up far too much of your time. You're responsible for managing a team with diverse personalities, different work styles, and everybody thinks their own way is right. You keep avoiding conflicts, hoping they will just go away, but they just keep coming up again. Minor disagreements quickly escalate into major conflicts that negatively affect teamwork productivity and performance. How can you quickly solve these conflicts quickly so that you can spend time on more important business issues?
There is an undercurrent of tension at work and morale is suffering. People act polite, but they do not honestly trust each other. You have an open-door policy, but no one openly brings up their concerns directly. How can you get people to trust each other more and work together?
You struggle with talking to people about negative performance. You dread delivering performance evaluations. You have to help your employees identify their skill gaps and blind-spots. How do you deliver constructive criticism and feedback that will keep employees engaged and motivate them to improve?
You often feel like an impostor, despite you own track record of past achievements and successes. Your private feelings do not match your public face. You often feel like you are bluffing your way through things and others might see through your facade. When things go right, you think it’s just good luck, but when things go wrong, you are quick to blame yourself. How can you feel like a feel like a confident leader who knows how to act decisively?
You get upset too easily, you often feel angry, you snap at people, and lose your temper. People often avoid approaching you about problems just because they don’t want to set you off. How can you manage stress, stay calm, and act professional, even under the toughest business situations?
Your job requires you to build and maintain strong relationships. Persuading and influencing others is what you have to do as a leader, but it always feels like too much of a challenge for you. How can you develop the skills you need to genuinely connect with people?
You are Likely to be Successful If...
You are not just looking for an off-the-shelf program, easy answers, or a quick fix. You want to develop new professional skills and competencies that will consistently position you for success for the rest of your career. You recognize that development is a process, not an event, and you are committed to investing the time and energy necessary to achieve your professional goals.
You are eager to hear helpful feedback, performance suggestions, and career advice. You are actively looking for ways to develop professionally and you are willing to be open and honest and seek to work together in a collaborative way. You do not expect someone to have magic solutions; you want to develop your own intuition and perceptions so you can trust your own feelings and professional instincts.
You’re seeking a professional development program tailored to your own unique talents, needs, and organizational culture. You are tired of canned training models that just offer a one-size-fits-all solution. You want to learn skills and methods that are right for you and for your organization.
You have a real desire for change, are ready to take action, and are willing to try some new approaches to solve old problems. You want to achieve better results and develop successful leadership skills.
This is Not a Quick-Fix or a “Band-Aid” Solution...
If you are looking for magic answers or silver bullets, then this approach is not for you. Real change takes commitment, time, and determination. This approach is not for people who think they are doing just fine and it’s the rest of the world that needs to change to suit them. But, as long as you ready to take action, commit to learning new leadership skills, and are willing to practice these skills; then this approach will work for you.
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