Is Your Company Thinking about Offering A Coaching Program?
One of the first questions is "What is the ROI for a Company's Coaching Program??"
Booz Allen hired a consulting company this year to study the return on its coaching program. The study found that ALL the leaders applied what they learned to improve their own development, while 53% went beyond that to significantly improve their relationships with teams and peer members.
The benefits were $3.3 million in the year 2003, while the coaching for last year's 45 participants cost $414,310. That means the return on investment was 689%, according to the study.
"This is just the beginning," said Vernita Parker-Williams, program manager at Booz Allen. "Being able to provide one-on-one tailored development" is invaluable", she said.
"Every person is free to rise as far as they are able or willing, but the degree to which each thinks determines the degree to which each will rise." — Ayn Rand
In Strategy 1, you identify your ‘Unique Genius’ that can be integrated into your brand positioning statement in Strategy 2.
Through a series of assessments and coaching exercises, you discover your Signature Strengths, Career Anchors, Interest Style, and Needs/Values and learn how to quickly realign a new role so that you play to your core competency and consistently deliver on it, exceptionally.
When you apply your strengths and build a career in which you excel, you consistently function at peak performance.
There are many amazing benefits for playing to your strengths . . .
When you apply your strengths and build your leadership style around your strengths, you consistently function at peak performance.
Benefits of Playing to Your Strengths:
Of course, you know that there are many indirect benefits from high performance . . . a promotion, being tapped on the shoulder for advancement opportunities, and increased financial compensation to match the unique contribution that you add to the organization.
Unfortunately, many people are not able to identify their strengths because they come SO easily. For example, you might say, "How can something so easy be so valuable?"
Well, if you look at it historically, performance evaluation systems focused on identifying your weaknesses and you were expected to ‘strengthen your weaknesses’. As a result, we became experts in our weaknesses and invested far too much time on training or experience to improve our ‘areas for improvement’.
Doesn’t that sound a bit illogical?
Wouldn’t it make more sense to focus on your strengths so you would enjoy what you were doing, you would perform at an exceptionally higher level, and your productivity would skyrocket?
There is a new focus on ‘strengths-based performance’ in leadership and career development!
There have been many more books published on the subject to add depth to the new focus on your strengths. The latest versions are Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath and Strengths-based Leadership by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie.
WOW – doesn’t that sound inviting!
* Each Coaching Exercise contains one step that includes capturing key phrases and statements for your ‘Unique Genius’ Portfolio.
What’s the benefit to you?
...and it's EASY!
Client says …
Newly developed focus on strengths and long-range goals increases Energy Manager’s success and helps him to experience more meaning in daily activities!
According to Bill Toffey, Energy Manager,
Office of Sustainability – City of Philadelphia . . .
"As a result of ‘Unique Genius’ coaching, I have kept a focus on my long-range goals while achieving balance in my daily activities. Now my daily 'to-do-list,' both at work and at home, takes on a larger meaning. I contribute my success to learning to 'play to my strengths,' rather than trying to fix my weaknesses."
Is It Serving You or Sabotaging Your Success?
Well, you might be saying, “I think that I can easily assess what my Anchors are.”
Well, you are absolutely right … on a few points. Many people have great insight about their values and motives. However, the Career Anchor Assessment provides even greater clarity about a ‘best fit’ career direction for you and provides clues to your authentic ‘leadership brand’.
For example, many clients express a desire to start their own business when they are frustrated with their boss, co workers, or corporate challenges.
However, the results of their Career Anchors Assessment often show that their ‘Anchor’ is in Autonomy / Independence and Lifestyle. Entrepreneurial / Creativity is their lowest rated anchor.
Our coaching then shifts to redesigning their current work situation around their ‘Anchors’ to reduce their stress and increase their productivity.
So, to effectively manage your career, you need to know more than what you enjoy doing. You need to understand WHY you like to do it.
How does this relate to your discovering the right career/work environment?
Based on the theory of John Holland, Ph.D., people with the same or similar interests are often found in the same work environment. The work environment allows them to express their interests, skills, attitudes and values and take on interesting problems and complementary roles.
If a more advanced assessment is needed to clarify your Interest Style as it relates to a mid-career change in direction in business, the CareerLeader® is the perfect solution!
CareerLeader®: Advanced Online Interest Style Assessment
As quoted from CareerLeader®, “This assessment generates a comprehensive Professional Report of your unique profile of interests, abilities, and motivations in that relate to different business functions. These include:
Most importantly, you'll identify the careers that are most likely to bring you success and satisfaction, along with suggested actions to take to work toward your career goals.”
One important note about the CareerLeader® Assessment . . . The behind-the-scenes analysis takes into account that you are a unique individual, and that there is no "right" answer. There are a number of different options for you to pursue.
The key to this powerful tool is the extensive research available to you that links to your Professional Report, such as industry trends and questions for you to ask during an interview. These questions are designed for you to assess a company’s culture as it relates to your preferred company culture.
Are you confused about the difference between a Need and a Value? Join with many others. Let’s explore the contrasts . . .
A Need is deeply personal and emotional, something that you MUST have to maintain peak performance.
If your needs are not satisfied — most people feel like a Saturday morning facing a full day of chores — drained, tired, lacking energy and motivation (unless you enjoy a day of chores!)
How do these relate to your success? Well, if they're met — watch out! You feel like you would if you were off to a fun day at the beach, enjoy lunch with a friend, or challenge your friends to a golf game!
A Value reflects what matters MOST to you.
Although people complain about their boss or salary, value conflicts are the most frequent reason that people resign from companies!
In the ‘Unique Genius’ Coaching Model, you identify what’s driving you so that you eliminate the energy drains and focus on what inspires you.
*Unique Genius Portfolio!
After each Step, your Field Work includes updating your Portfolio with key phrases and statements from your Description Reports that differentiate you. By capturing this information, you begin to experience the uniqueness that you contribute.
In Strategy 2, Add Value. Contribute . . . you integrate these key phrases and statements into your leadership career brand story in the format of a brand-driven resume in a way that piques the listener’s interest to learn more about YOU!
Are You Ready to . . .
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