Management coaching is an extremely cost effective way of focusing on the specific challenges you are facing. It can help you:
- Develop your management and leadership capability
- Manage performance issues
- Make an impact during the first few months in a new role
- Adjust to organisational change
- Manage stress and work-life balance
- Understand and improve key working relationships
- Prepare for important presentations
Depending on your need, coaching sessions can be booked individually or as a series to help you develop over time.
An independent and privately owned financial services group was going through a major organisational change, including the acquisition of another company with a significantly different culture. The newly appointed HR Manager identified that some of the middle managers had had little formal management development and required additional support during the period of transition.
Two managers were coached over a number of months, initially for an hour every fortnight, but as their confidence and capability grew, this was replaced with less frequent sessions. Specific operational issues were addressed, with particular emphasis on managing relationships both with direct reports and with the Company Directors. By the end of the coaching sessions, one of these managers was promoted to a Director post and became instrumental in delivering further significant organisational restructuring.
These sessions are designed for busy people who want a quick solution to a specific problem. They typically last half a day and can focus on any area of management responsibility, including:
- Managing performance
- Managing teams
- Managing change
- Managing projects
- Managing communication
An intensive session can also be used to identify your current management capability, highlighting your strengths and the areas for development.
First 100 Days Coaching Programme
Even after a thorough recruitment process, there are no guarantees that a new member of staff will settle into the organisation. The first three months or so are particularly crucial, as the individual gets to know their boss, the people, the culture and the challenges of the role.
For those taking on increased management and leadership responsibility, this period can be especially challenging. The First 100 Days Coaching Programme is designed to work alongside the organisation’s own induction programme, providing impartial expert support to help the new recruit find their feet effectively and quickly.
The programme will be adjusted to meet the specific needs of the individual and the organisation, but will typically include 4 coaching sessions, with additional email and telephone support. The focus will include:
- Relationships with key stakeholders (such as line manager, their team, senior management, other departments and customers)
- Managing performance
- Own (achieving initial objectives, identifying development needs)
- Direct reports (identifying strengths/weaknesses, tackling problems)
- Understanding the organisation and adjusting to its culture
- Reduces the time required for the new recruit to become productive
- Reduces the potential stress on the rest of the team
- Reduces the risk of failure
- Protects the investment made during recruitment
To the individual
- Provides structured support when needed
- Can explore sensitive issues without risking credibility
- Reduces anxiety