The most successful executives are those who get the best out of their most important asset – their people. They use coaching skills in their work with their own direct reports and encourage the use of those skills and methods along the line. This creates a powerful cascading effect throughout the organisation.
It’s our experience that when people are involved in consistent personal and professional development, it creates an energetic and positive environment. This makes people feel safe and encourages them to try new things and do their best work. Workplace culture, performance and market reputation benefit from a coaching culture that starts at the top.
Our experienced executive coaches make sure that you have the skills to coach your reports and champion a coaching mindset and culture across the organisation. We start with a detailed analysis of your needs and your organisation’s needs. We then develop a flexible coaching program in consultation with your leadership team. On completion of the program, we continue with a follow-up schedule that suits all parties, including phone support with your program facilitators for a 12-month period.
This program is tailored for executives, line managers, internal consultants and shared services managers.
The Coaching Skills for Executives program consists of four modules delivered via group workshops, interwoven with optional coaching in pairs, organised peer support, and action projects. Additional modules can be added as appropriate to your needs.
Our exclusive coaching methodology is designed on a mix of cutting-edge academic research and real-world experience and application to offer real value.
All of our programs are developed according to best practice adult learning principles, in an interactive approach centred on the learner.
Delivery is flexible and efficient to fit in with the busy schedules of our clients.
At the completion of the program, participants present a final report on their learning to the group and business sponsors.
Modules are structured to fit a four hour half day.
- key principles.
CORE COACHING SKILLS
- Communication skills;
- questioning and giving feedback;
- coaching conversations;
- learning styles;
- critical conversations;
- team coaching.
PEOPLE & RELATIONSHIPS
- Embracing diversity;
- operating styles;
- managing tensions;
- conflicts and negotiation.
PERFORMANCE & RESULTS
Executive Central has developed a 360° Capability Assessment Tool built around our pragmatic I-WE-YOU leadership framework.
We tailor the survey to ensure all elements of individual client needs are thoroughly investigated and language is consistent. The LCAT produced detailed and powerful insights about the participant’s leadership style and effectiveness.
It surveys the perspectives of participants, their manager/s and professional observers or colleagues. This produces a detailed report of competencies across 12 components of the I-WE-YOU leadership framework.
ECOS is Executive Central’s exclusive on-line tool for measuring and assessing emotional intelligence.
A person’s level of emotional intelligence is a major determinant of his/her ability to achieve superior results with and through people they interact with.
ECOS uses a simple menu driven structure to enable users to plot their operating style and the style of other people, quickly and accurately. Users receive comprehensive information about each of the six Operating Style to help them significantly improve their self-awareness and their awareness of how others prefer to operate.
These insights greatly improve the results people can achieve by working with and through others.
ECOS can be licensed for use from Executive Central.
Our Leadership Snapshot is a lean assessment based on the LCAT.
We tailor the survey to ensure all elements of individual client needs are investigated and language is his consistent. The Leadership Snapshot produces detailed and powerful insights about the participant’s leadership style and effectiveness.
It surveys the perspectives of participants, their manager/s and professional observers or colleagues to produce a snapshot of competencies across a section of the I-WE-YOU leadership framework.
The Innovation and Effectiveness Diagnostic analyses the strengths and weaknesses of your organization and its teams through an online survey. It provides an overall score for organizational effectiveness — the Organizational Effectiveness Measure (OEM) – and from this, the degree to which your organizational culture is either helping or hindering innovation can be determined.
We have long been able to measure individual performance through 360 measures. Now the the Innovation and Effectiveness Diagnostic applies a tool backed by scientific rigour to produce that perspective and data for understanding an organization’s cultural effectiveness for innovation.
We have identified nine capacities through extensive research in the educational and business sectors. The capacities are critical for a culture of innovation and collaboration. Learn more.
All of our work with leaders is based on unlocking potential and developing your strengths. The Gallup organisation’s Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0 is a self-assessment inventory that helps participants to identify their key strengths.
We work with you to formulate plans to mobilize your strengths for maximum effect in your organisation and in the marketplace. Participants find the strengths work to be an affirming and empowering experience.
Together we look at:
- The model: The strengths model and how it applies to you, your team and other colleagues.
- You: your own personal talents and strengths.
- Opportunities: How you can identify and maximise opportunities to develop your leadership from a strengths base.
The Life Styles Inventory™ (LSI) can be used during the needs analysis process of a coaching assignment. It is one of several assessment tools that can be used to determine needs.
The LSI is an individual 360 degree assessment tool that uses self-assessment and feedback from colleagues, to identify a client’s personal thinking and behavioural styles. It provides powerful insights into strengths and areas for development, which can enable people to start a profound journeys of personal growth.
The assessment tool is designed for executives, managers, leaders, students and people in professional and technical roles. LSI is a powerful tool that has helped millions of people to understand and change the way they think and behave.
Experienced and accredited Executive Central coaches use the Human Synergistics Leadership/Impact® (L/I) tool with executives and managers they coach to provide unique insights into their personal leadership strategies. The L/I assessment also illustrates the effect of those strategies on the behaviour and performance of others.
The L/I tool is a product of extensive leadership effectiveness research. It is used by organisations globally and has been featured in leading peer-reviewed academic journals.
An Executive Central consultant can apply the Human Synergistics Organizational Culture Inventory® (OCI) to assess your organization’s culture. The OCI is the world’s most widely used tool for measuring organizational culture. It is based on decades of academic research and uses the latest survey technology.
The OCI can be used to deep dive into your organization’s cultural make-up. One of our experienced consultants can use the OCI to reveal what you’re really asking of your employees and how it affects their performance, motivation and job satisfaction. Ultimately, it can provide a foundation stone for achieving successful, sustainable cultural change.
Executive Central consultants can use the Human Synergistics Organizational Effectiveness Inventory™ (OEI) tool to help you develop a deeper understanding of your organization’s culture, through the perspectives of the people who live it every day.
The OEI is a partner tool to the Organizational Culture Inventory® (OCI). It provides valid, reliable and usable data on the structures, systems, technologies and skills/qualities that affect your culture. It also provides recommendations if those components need to change in order to improve performance and long-term effectiveness at individual, group and organizational levels.
Executive Central’s I-WE-YOU leadership model is a practical and effective framework that we coach organizational leaders to use. It is one of the key pieces of leadership intellectual property we have developed based on extensive research and professional practice.
I-WE-YOU describes the shift of focus and value delivery that leaders must make as they evolve and unlock their full leadership potential.
The I-WE-YOU framework helps support clients to grow their own leadership and that of the broader organisation.
I-WE-YOU LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK
Coaching Academy graduates are certified as an Executive Central Accredited Executive Coach. Our highly-regarded certification comes with a logo to promote in your email signature, CV, LinkedIn profile or portfolio material.
Completion of Executive Central’s Coaching Academy program is a highly-regarded leadership and coaching qualification that can be used to gain credits towards a Master of Professional Studies degree at The University of Southern Queensland.
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Rob Balmer, Managing Director, Executive Central
“When we started doing staff engagement surveys we were good, but we wanted to be better. That led to the leadership development we’ve done with Executive Central, and through that, all of our financial results improved over that period and our service levels improved.”
“Executive Central has added great value to my career. I find I am a far better coach to people that I supervise and to peers in terms of mentoring.Our relationship with Executive Central is a great collaboration and partnership.”
“Executive Central’s Coaching Academy is practical and it’s real. You can employ the lessons learned from day one. You don’t have to be an executive coach per se, you can be a leader within your organisation. Coaching Academy gives you tools that you can use when working with your people and be able to say to them: ‘actually, here’s something — a concept or approach — you can use in that situation’.
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