Do you have non-executive leaders who have the potential to add great value to your organization? Are some of them struggling in their current Roles? Do you have High Potentials who need help reaching their full potential? High Performing Systems’ Coaching for Individual Leaders can move these leaders to the next Level of performance.
How do you decide which individual leaders need coaching? Candidates for coaching are leaders who are:
- Struggling in their current position
- Identified as High Potentials
- Making the transition to higher Role Levels
Coaching can have a tremendous impact on individual leaders who are struggling in their current Role but have all or many of the innate and learned abilities they need to be successful. The HPS coaching process focuses on those areas that the leader and others involved in the process agree need to be honed and developed.
Often High Potentials need coaching to reach their full potential and provide the greatest value to your organization. HPS Coaches create customized processes that can be adjusted as these High Potentials move up in the organization.
In addition to struggling leaders or High Potentials, some leaders who have recently moved into higher leadership positions realize that the task-oriented skills that propelled them into leadership are not the skills they need to excel at this next Leadership Level.
High Performing Systems (HPS) provides a comprehensive six-phase leader assessment and coaching process that is proven to help leaders identify leadership strengths and potential; create a Leader Development Plan to improve performance and prepare for career next steps; and take a systematic approach to achieving goals. This process is designed for the leader to maintain primary responsibility for his/her own development, with support from the organization and the HPS Coach. The basic process is outlined below but can—and should—be customized to each individual leader.
This Phase ensures that the leader, his/her manager and the HPS Coach are in agreement on development needs and goals for the coaching process.
The Initial Assessment utilizes leadership observation and evaluation as well as online assessments and tools such as the Leadership Potential Assessment™ (LPA™) to identify the leader’s strengths and potential challenges.
The HPS team will prepare a feedback report, and in some cases, multiple reports, for the leader. The Coach will conduct personal feedback sessions with the leader, explaining the information in each section of the report and providing recommendations for next steps.
In some cases, there will be one initial feedback session as described above followed by additional feedback in other areas during the coaching process. This allows the leader to receive feedback on various topics across time in smaller, manageable pieces and to utilize the information for additional action steps throughout the coaching process.
The assessment and feedback recommendations will form the basis of the Leader Development Plan.
The 6-18 month coaching program will help the leader focus on development, performance management, career growth and implementation of the Leader Development Plan.
This Phase brings the formal coaching process to a close and identifies any additional developmental needs or next steps.
The HPS Leadership Coaching Process is designed to offer a logical and structured methodology for leader assessment, coaching and development while being flexible enough to adjust to the needs of individual leaders. The HPS Coaching Team brings knowledge and experience in leadership coaching, and the HPS Staff Team provides administrative support for the overall process, resulting in a coaching experience that is efficient and streamlined for the leaders who participate.