Whether your team is heading back to the office, working virtually long-term, or developing a hybrid approach, this is a rare opportunity to rethink. Rethink your strategies, your operations, perhaps even your company’s core purpose.
What about the strength of your organization’s leadership? Especially the level of leadership that will be required to pivot, retool, and successfully move your company forward. From regional managers, department heads, and cohorts of emerging executives, to project teams, and senior management, do your leaders possess the communication skills, high levels of emotional intelligence, and critical leadership characteristics necessary to succeed?
This is an ideal moment to engage in leadership coaching across your team.
Individual Leadership Development in a Group Setting
Leaders in an organization should all be singing from the same sheet of music. If every branch director, senior executive, or department head could take part in an executive coaching engagement — to improve both their individual leadership skills and, as a group, sing from the same sheet of music — your organization would be well-positioned to thrive in the new normal.
And while it may not be feasible for every one of them to undergo 1:1 coaching, “Amazing things can be accomplished by expertly combining executive coaching with group work,” said Maren Perry, president of Arden Coaching. “The emphasis is on individual leadership development but we arrive at our destination using both group and one-on-one sessions.”
Called the Arden Leadership Academy, Arden Coaching’s program revolves around DiSC assessments, building emotional intelligence and leadership skills, providing expert feedback, and developing personal action plans. Arden’s design features a unique combination of group training and one-on-one coaching. This distinctive two-tier approach exposes employees to new concepts and tools, helps them address their personal gaps in leadership, and gives them what they need to implement what they’ve learned in their day-to-day work.
By focusing on skill development alongside application, managers can see the results of their new actions take shape in real time. Arden also works to align individual goals with that of the company, moving the needle for the organization as well as the individual. For more, read, “Executive Coaching in a Group Setting Achieves Big Results.”
Arden’s Leadership Academy can be customized — for example, if your company is especially concerned about building innovation skills, team performance in a long-term remote work environment, or learning to better handle difficult conversations, specific modules can be included. In addition to providing individualized executive coaching with company-wide benefits, the combination of group work and select one-on-one coaching makes it more affordable.
The biggest benefit of individual leadership development in a group setting is that everyone improves their leadership skills AND starts singing from the same sheet of music — ready to rethink, pivot, and move your company forward.
To learn more about executive coaching, leadership development in a group setting and the Arden Leadership Academy, contact Arden Coaching at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646.684.3777.