Leadership Development allows you to optimize your leadership, management and communication skills.
This means supporting you to:
- Identify your default leadership style
- Incorporate other leadership and management styles which compliment your responses and decision making processes in different organisational situations
- Develop a clear and open style of communication.
- Strengthen professional relationships
- Increase performance of self, team and organisation
Coaching for Leadership Development focuses on both your professional development and performance. Leaders see it as a challenging and extremely rewarding part of their continuous professional development (CPD).
Emotional Intelligence allows you to be more aware of yourself and your surroundings and how to interact with others. Elements of Emotional Intelligence include:
- Understanding your own thoughts, feelings and their effect on others
- Recognising and understanding your own needs
- Noticing your motivation and reasons for your actions
- Being aware of your own self-talk or “inner dialogue”
- Managing your behaviour based on an increased self awareness
- Noticing and interpreting your emotions
- Effective stress management
- Noticing your impact on others (and vice-versa)
- Tuning into people and their needs
- Noticing the emotional climate in a group
- Organisational awareness
- Ability to communicate clearly
- Influencing change and developing people
- Ability to build collaborative teams
- Resolving conflict
Emotional Intelligence requires a balance between emotion and thinking. It gives you a toolbox for making better decisions, communicating them and managing their impact more successfully.
Behavioural Change Management can have a dramatic beneficial influence on personal effectiveness, team relationships and organisational performance.
Raising your awareness and developing Emotional Intelligence through the coaching process highlights existing behavioural patterns which may block you achieving your true potential and restrict your career advancement. Behavioural Change Management gives you further behavioural options and allows you to integrate them into your daily life.
Prochaska’s Transtheoretical Model is a successful and powerful 6 stage model of change. The 6 stages are
|Precontemplation||being unaware/denying the need to change|
|Contemplation||recognising the need to change and wanting to change,
|Preparation||a very important stage, having a plan and getting ready,
|Action||most visible stage, taking action and modifying behaviour|
|Maintenance||being aware of risks and preventing return to old behaviour|
|Termination||the new behaviour is now fully adopted|
The key to successful Behavioural Change Management is identifying your current stage in the process and applying the appropriate strategies and coaching techniques to assist you in moving forward.
Raising awareness which focuses on the “here and now” is absolutely vital in the coaching process.
Reflecting back to you what the coach sees, hears and feels during a coaching session can be a revelation. This “here and now” data is often challenging. It can however bring into awareness habitual behavioural patterns or beliefs that interfere with you connecting to your potential.
It is also often difficult to obtain honest feedback as a leader. A 360 degree feedback process allows for honest, confidential and target specific information.
We conduct manager, peer and subordinate level 360 degree interviews which give you a detailed view of your behaviour. It is very often a rich source of information for the coaching and developmental process.