What our client’s are saying …
Model for Creating Transformational Leadership
Our Coaching Philosophy
Our key aim and interest is working to help each leader execute performance-enhancing behaviors. As your coach, we seek to be and act as an honest broker by being an effective guide and coach and providing an unbiased, confidential sounding-board that allows you, as leaders, to examine your work world and “unlock” new ways of responding to and managing situations and people. We enable the reimaging of your leadership practice.
To this end, we engage clients in an honest assessment of their leadership capabilities (present state analysis) and provide feedback as well as prodding, pushing, guiding, and challenging to accelerate leadership potential via on-going learning. We help leaders create solutions that enhance the impact of their affect and quality of their effect as a leader.
Our Performance Enhancement Coaching System (PECS)™ process and program is customized for each of our clients and seeks to help leaders achieve better results. The Institute has a track record of providing leaders with skilled guidance, insights, and personalized training to equip them to push through performance barriers.
The PECS™ Uses a Phased Approach that Incorporates:
- The Identification of Strengths and Developmental Needs
- The Evaluation of Leadership Style
- The Development of Personalized Prescriptions for Personal Mastery as a Leader
- The Formulation of Customized Plans of Action and Performance Targets Linked to Real-Time Work Contexts
- Coaching Closure & Transition
We Work Collaboratively with our client to:
- Assess circumstances, strengths, and weaknesses
- Create a developmental action plan (that you execute)
- Review the results (of executing the action plan)
- Define new action plans to extend and further the leader’s growth.
- Learning – We begin by attempting to learn and see the work and work world a leader lives in from his or her eyes.
- You’re the Leader, and The Institute is the Coach – We believe that the client plays the “in charge” role; while we will bring insights and guidance based on our leadership expertise and 30 plus years of experience in leadership coaching and while we will be very engaged as your “guide on the side,” you are the leader and must lead. As a coach, we seek to accelerate the process that we collectively agree fits and that will lead to strong personalized professional effectiveness.
- Expectation of Progress – At the end of the process, the leader will be equipped and feel empowered to stretch and grow their leadership effectiveness on a continuous and on-going process of development and growth.
We at the Institute for Human Development are conscious of the need to listen and learn with and from our clients. Being open and responsive to the expertise that lives in both of us is essential. We try to use the knowledge gained and perspectives we share as the source for asking the best questions, giving good advice, and finding ways to foster a spiraling upward pathway. Collaboratively, we will determine the actions that will achieve the results that work best for you and your stakeholders.
Key Leadership Principles
That tend to foster leadership effectiveness & success
- Vision – Every leader should have one.
- Trust – If followers don’t trust you, they will follow you with their head only.
- Integrity – We pride ourselves as an ethical coach, and our clients who practice of the “art of leadership” must be marked by integrity.
- Employee Engagement – Not only is there a connection between Organizational Improvement & Employee Engagement, but Employee Engagement is key to a leader’s success.
- Building Community – If employees have a feeling of fellowship with you, you with them, and with one another, living in the same space will make them feel valued as members of the living unit you are leading.
- Learning – This is a continuous and abiding principle. Knowledge and learning are key to personal and professional growth, and it is unending.
- Dealing with Diversity Effectively – The culturally competent leader is one who knows him or herself and the impact of their person. They are more equipped to understand and manage the diversity that is our current, future, and forever reality.
- Decision-Making – Leaders who make good decisions get hired; those who make bad decisions will ultimately get fired.