High IQs and technical expertise are not sufficient for identifying leadership talent. Since AI will solve complex intellectual puzzles better than we can, leaders will predominantly compete in terms of their ability to manage people.
Managing change is challenging even for exceptionally talented and experienced professionals. Relying on innate abilities to figure it out on the job proves to be a stressful and high-risk strategy.
Even the highest performers are unlikely to sprout new skills overnight. Without support, people who are used to being exceptionally good at their jobs encounter increased frustration, sustain a significant hit to the ego, and can become defensive or develop blind spots around how they interact with others.
Changes to teams, within groups, and across functions raise the stakes, requiring inclusivity and crystal-clear communication across audiences throughout an organization.
We can help. We specialize in coaching professionals with high value-add technical skills, managers and executive-level professionals so that they have the feedback and support they need to become leaders who are able to enhance employee performance and drive organizational effectiveness.
We also consult as a confidential trusted advisor to departments, teams, and groups throughout an organization, developing and delivering programs, initiatives, and action plans that help them have productive conversations, collaborate effectively, and adapt to take on new functions and responsibilities.