Helping you succeed through developing your people..
Developing your people is a wise investment both in terms of optimising their contribution and retention rates. Development needs to have a deliberate purpose: to deliver the business strategy and to ensure capability. Training and development therefore needs to be focused.
We can assist in identifying individual development needs and in providing the solutions to a range of training needs.
Development Centres, carefully designed, are a powerful and objective way to help you identify those in your organisation with potential for growth and greater responsibilities. They also provide a development agenda for each participant. We can design and administer a Development Centre for you using psychometrics, group exercises and simulated tasks etc. – one that will exactly meet your needs and ‘fit’ the target cohort.
P.E.A.W. (Personal Effectiveness at Work) Programmes
This is a modular approach to training. We offer a wide range of modules – e.g., Stress Management, Team Skills, Influencing Skills, Leadership Skills, Emotional Intelligence — you choose the most powerful combination for your business needs. Then, in consultation with your line management, we will design the inter-modular work projects and applications of learning to give maximum return on your investment, in the form of measurable increased personal effectiveness at work for each participant.
Coaching is now acknowledged as the most impactful form of personal development, particularly for middle management and above. Because it is individualised, focused and has high accountability, coaching delivers to both the individual and the organisation.
To be effective, performance management requires that managers have the skills and that processes (e.g. Performance Reviews) are in place. We can assist your organisation by designing the processes and/or training your people managers. This will help you to achieve alignment between the strategic thrust of the business and the efforts of units, teams and individuals.
The cost of stress to organisations is enormous and organisations have a responsibility to provide healthy and safe working environments. So stress is a topic not to be ignored. We can conduct a ‘Stress Audit’ in your organisation and/or provide a proven ‘Mastering Stress’ training programme. Prevention is better than cure.
The importance of the informal power structure is acknowledged more explicitly than ever – even in organisations still operating in more traditional ways. The business of the organisation simply does not get done without it. We can help you and your staff develop effective influencing skills so that they can more successfully get things done with and through others in a principled way, be that with colleagues, customers or suppliers.
Competency-Based Interviewing Training
A competency-based interview maximises the information obtained from each candidate that is relevant to the job applied for. It also increases objectivity and so is ‘Equality Legislation proofed’. You will have more solid data (evidence) and so can make selection decisions with much greater confidence. We can conduct competency based interviews for you or train you and your people in the skills and methodology involved.
Broadly speaking, emotional intelligence addresses the emotional, personal, social, and survival dimensions of intelligence, which are often more important for daily functioning than the more traditional cognitive aspects of intelligence. Emotionally intelligent people have the social skills to make things happen in the workplace. Convincing research from around the globe and across all sectors points to the importance of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) for successful leadership and personal fulfilment. The good news is that EQ can be dramatically enhanced. We can assist you and your organisation to increase its ‘Emotional Capital’.
In extreme cases the boss who fails to delegate authority and responsibility to others holds all the strings, does whatever thinking is done, monitors execution in close detail, and produces weak subordinates who fail to exercise self-responsibility. The alternative is to exercise leadership through the development of direct reports. One of the most important ways of doing this is through effective delegation. We can assist you and your organisation by providing delegation skills training for all levels of people managers.
Time is a finite and inflexible resource for all of us. For some time is their ‘master’ rather than their ‘servant’. Managing time therefore is a very significant skill. It entails having clarity of purpose, focus and time-management tools and techniques. We can provide you and your organisation with all of these.