Paul is an excellent sounding board, and he does force me to rethink matters from a much more strategic viewpoint. To be honest, the thought of coaching was slightly terrifying, but I give my sessions with Paul a solid 5 out of 5. He is a terrific listener who knows just when to cut in with analysis and ideas for the next course of action.
[The program provided] a lot of good insights on how the team saw the management and their views on opportunities to improve. ... We have understood a lot more of the team's feedback as a result.
Insightful, confronting at times, but very valuable time with our leadership team, skilfully facilitated and guided by Paul. The immediate result is a stronger connection between us - being vulnerable in front of each other breaks some barriers.
There were two big learnings from my work with Paul. I know they might sound obvious, but I now understand them at a deeper level. First, 9 times out of 10, people get things done and it’s wise and safe to trust them. Second, give people the time to get to their own solution -don’t solve it for them. Don’t do it – just facilitate it! These learnings make a difference!
The sessions built from revealing the differing perspectives that could be put on difficult interactions with others, and moved my thinking from frustration to positive action. I now, far more often, catch myself in the moment of acting and allowing myself to consider other perceptions before I act 'self-righteously'. I wish I had experienced this work a long time ago. It's been absolutely life-changing.
I just wanted to thank you for the generous time and wisdom you provided me this afternoon (and over the past few months). Our discussions rotate around a fascinating yet challenging journey that I’m taking personally as well as professionally. I’m motivated by the skills I am developing and acquiring that I am sure will allow me to better motivate and inspire my peers and my direct reports and ultimately to bring about greater results for our organisation. I really appreciate your guidance and your advice and I look forward to our ongoing dialogue and the voyage ahead. Thanks again.
I’d just like to thank you for your advice and coaching – without your assistance I don’t think I would have unlocked the confidence and strength in myself to apply for (or look suitable for) the position. In particular, your advice around realising my potential and being “myself” has paid off in spades.
Being a strong controller, I have become much more aware of how I communicate with my team. There have been a couple of occasions when the controller was about to explode out from me but I have restrained and trusted the process.
Having undergone the TLC debrief I am more aware how and why I react to certain scenarios and how I can use my TLC learning to better approach situations in the workplace. Paul's coaching has really helped me pause and think. I have now fundamentally changed the way I conduct conversations with direct reports. I recommend this coaching!
Well facilitated, the penny really dropped in our minds on a few items! Paul got each of us to understand the content and each other and made it more effective to talk to each other.
What's the leadership gap?
The Leadership Culture Program gives sharp focus to the desired leadership culture of your management team, and the current reality to that culture.
Data, reflections, insight
Using The Leadership Circle tool to provide the raw data, your team will then explore the implications of that data, and derive the key insights required to guide potent action.
Not only will your senior team explore new territory in service of transforming their organisation, they will become a connected and committed team while doing so. And that will be central to why their plans will be realised, their growth accelerated, and their leadership deepened. The team will explore their own reactive patterns, in the service or releasing their leadership potential.
The Leadership Culture program is not a program for the faint-hearted. It’s for the team that want to befriend reality, and make it sustainably better. Your 360 feedback data will be used to map a developmental journey for your senior and Executive team that profoundly changes their experience at work, and the experience of those who they must lead. Come on the journey.