Mid-Year Check-in: Are You Meeting Your Goals?

Happy mid-year! It’s hard to believe, but we’re already at the half-way point of 2018. For most executives, June 30 is a time to pause and take stock. 

Is your annual plan unfolding as expected? Are you accomplishing your goals? Are you hitting revenue and profitability targets? What mid-year course corrections do you need to make?

Organizational challenges are often not a matter of “what,” but “who” and “how” — issues revolving around leadership, team performance, effective communication, and organizational behaviors. Perhaps your teams aren’t living up to performance expectations or executive leadership is communicating poorly. Has your leadership responded effectively and strategically to changing market conditions and operating environments?

Training and Coaching Can Help…NOW

While training and coaching provide many long-term organizational benefits, there are several team performance training and executive coaching tools that offer immediate benefits and can help you achieve your goals in the second half of 2018.

Team Performance. With so much of your organization’s work accomplished through teams, team performance has become a critical element of overall success. Improved team effectiveness can quickly generate positive results for the remainder of 2018. Arden Coaching is an authorized partner of The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ program. Based on Patrick Lencioni’s Five Behaviors model, this proven set of assessment and team-building tools has become the most widely used process for effective team development globally.

Leadership Group Performance. Director-level managers, members of senior management, and regional vice presidents are “teams” too, aren’t they? If a lack of cohesive leadership, inconsistent engagement in a shared vision, or poor communication is holding you back from achieving your 2018 goals, Arden Coaching’s Leadership Academy (ALA) is well-suited for these critical groups.

ALA delivers a two-tier approach which combines group training modules — based on learning topics selected to address your highest priorities —  with individual, one-on-one executive coaching. Bringing advanced group training and individual coaching to these “teams” within your organization elevates them to the next level of leadership and executive development…and will generate results impacting your organization’s performance in 2018.

Executive Performance. Developing high potential leaders sooner rather than later can influence organizational performance through the second half of 2018. Executive coaching pushes people to grow professionally and personally, breaks down the barriers of their corporate comfort zones, and develops the skills required to advance as leaders — from enhanced strategic thinking and professional presence to leadership style and communication. Several positive impacts are immediate, including improved self-awareness, self-confidence, and prioritization skills (see “Executive Coaching Delivers Immediate, Near-Term Benefits Too” for more).

Short-term results; long-term benefits. Team performance training and executive coaching offer critical resources and can help you achieve your 2018 goals. But don’t be an “either/or” thinker about this. Short-term and long-term are not mutually exclusive ideas. While you may be focused on achieving year-end goals, team performance training and executive coaching also help you achieve long-term organizational objectives.

To learn more about executive coaching, the Arden Leadership Academy, and team performance training, contact us at [email protected] or 646.844.2233.