We enable successful Leaders to get even better!
Are you successful as a TEAM because of your behavior or in spite of it? Our Stakeholder Centered Coaching® for Executive TEAMS delivers guaranteed and measurable leadership growth. This is made possible by a unique approach developed by Marshall Goldsmith (#1 Leadership Thinker and Executive Coach).
In a nutshell, we only get paid after our clients get better! “Better” is not defined by us or by our individual clients. “Better” means measurable positive change in pre-selected leadership behaviors as determined by pre-selected key stakeholders.
Our experienced team has been trained, certified and authorized by Marshall Goldsmith – Stakeholder Centered Coaching to lead this process with teams and Leaders.
Leadership growth and improving effectiveness take place at work while interacting with stakeholders!
Most successful leaders / managers today have a good intellectual understanding of the various management tools & skills required to lead an organization successfully. Therefore the major leadership challenges for managers and executives today is NOT understanding the practice of leadership, BUT practicing their understanding of leadership. For successful organizational leaders to become more effective, leadership change needs to be positive, sustained, recognized and acknowledged by their stakeholders (and others).
Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching is a real time on the job process that is highly effective and time efficient. Accelerating leadership growth and effectiveness is about changing behaviors and creating new processes & habits while interacting with others (stakeholders) on the job. Read more about our Executive Coaching Programme here!
TEAM Coaching - Yearlong Executive Coaching program using Stakeholder Centered Coaching for Guaranteed & Measurable Leadership Growth
The TEAM coaching programs have proven to be highly effective and resource efficient in supporting leaders with their leadership growth and improving team effectiveness at the same time. Thus TEAM coaching engagements create measurable leadership growth for the leader as well as for the team as whole using Marshall’s unique Stakeholder Centered Coaching process.
The yearlong TEAM coaching programs are typically structured as follows (min. 5 team members):
- 2 days TEAM coaching workshop to initiate the coaching and leadership growth process
- 11 Monthly TEAM Coaching and Monthly Action Planning sessions (2-3 hours per session). This includes time for focused skill development as it relates to their leadership growth areas. During the coaching engagement the coach works with every team member individually and/or with the team as a whole (depending on the TEAM coaching program selected).
- 3 Quarterly Leadership Growth Progress Reviews.
The various TEAM coaching programs are based on the same highly effective process as the 1on1 coaching engagements (see pages 6-8) and have been adapted to fit a team environment and related team objectives. This allows for applying Marshall’s Guaranteed & Measurable Leadership Growth also in TEAM coaching.
Advantages of TEAM coaching:
- Changing leaders and teams at the same time
The team as a whole articulates one leadership growth area and each team member defines their own leadership growth area that relates to the team focus. This creates an interdependent team effort with a common focus on producing results for their individual effectiveness and team productivity simultaneously.
- Insider expertise
Team members should be in a position to provide expert advice and an insider view to each other as it relates to their business, their people, and their team culture challenges. They become de facto coaches.
- Openness to continuous change
When team members collaborate as stakeholders in the TEAM coaching programs, it creates an open culture for leadership and team culture change. Furthermore team members feel comfortable to use feedback and feedforward around the organization to drive change for themselves and their teams.
- Coaching is a leadership skill
Many organizations use coaching as an ‘executive intervention’ or to ‘fix a problem’, but this is a suboptimal approach to coaching. Coaching is a leadership skill and leaders in organizations should be skilled coaches to help their teams develop and grow. Same as we expect effective leaders to be highly skilled in e.g. communication, decision making and empowerment, leaders should be highly skilled in coaching others. TEAM coaching is a great program to instill coaching as a leadership skill in the organization.
- Resource efficient
Since one executive coach works with all team members supporting each other in this TEAM coaching process the whole coaching program is very time efficient and reduces coaching fees per team member.
As thinking about and intending to change are not the same as actual change in behavior acknowledged by stakeholders, coaching for leadership growth and team effectiveness is a lot about ‘a disciplined process of implementation’ and not about ‘participating in coaching workshops’. An important part of TEAM coaching is team members supporting each other as stakeholders and coaches, while implementing their action plans to make change visible. Therefore, this program is ideally suited for leaders and their (cross functional / project) teams to measurably change their individual and collective effectiveness as they lead and develop their teams, and at the same time develop their coaching skills to further role out this coaching process with their direct reports. TEAM coaching can be a very effective and cost efficient way to grow leaders, change teams and develop the organizational culture.