Harvard Business Review, January 2009
The People Project is about leadership development through executive coaching; using…
- An effective process
- A limited time frame
- Clear expectations
- Reflective effort leading to action
- Accountability to support real change
Therefore, the goal of executive coaching is improved performance.
The best predictor of future success is the ability and willingness to learn and change achieved through consistent reflection on truth found in the Story.
Successful leaders make personal development a high priority.
Great leaders not only know the benefit of their own personal growth but insure their key players the same opportunity. One of life’s most significant gifts is to grant and receive “permission” to intentionally develop you…or someone who reports to you. It matters.
The People Project is all about the development of people.
- Next Level Coaching is weekly, 1on1, often face-to-face, and can be provided by phone
- The coaching conversations are designed to produce specific, positive changes in business behavior
- The coaching engagement is completed within a fixed time frame
- By changing behavior there is improved performance and an impact on business
As an executive coach I am an objective facilitator guiding a process that is effective for C-Level, Senior Executives, VP, managers, and aggressive Business Owners.
Leadership development requires consistent, objective reflection on real time performance (experience, feedback, success, and failure). This intentional focus allows you to change limiting business behavior.
Successful people acknowledge business behavior weaknesses once they become aware of what is going on. Coaching brings objectivity allowing reality rather than emotion to guide behavior. The focus remains on professional behavior.
- They know something is holding them back; too busy to deal with it.
- They know something is getting in their way; don’t know what to do.
- They are the only person that doesn’t know; it’s a blind spot.
Successful individuals notice unproductive behavior in the work place and initiate change; it’s a powerful response. Influence and credibility increase as others observe real, sustained change.
My role as The People Developer is to ask questions, challenge, and support your efforts. The bottom-line is improved performance.
The great thing is how the “tweaked behavior” continues after the coaching engagement ends. Coaching is more than another binder for the bookcase; your life will never be the same.
The Next Level Journal: Accelerating Personal Development covers the process with a comprehensive assortment of personal development resources and journal.
- Next Level Journal: How to Use this Coaching Resource
- Ground Rules – How can we maximize this experience?
- Reflective Writing: How to Use a Journal for Improved Performance
- Expectations – What is your desired outcome?
- Leadership Development – What is the transition required?
- Next Level Journey: What is the best predictor of your future success?
- Next Level Journey: The Story
- Next Level Journey: How do you respond to the Story
- Influence: What is the effect of your behavior change?
- Your “Red Dot”: Listening to the Story
- DiSC® Observations: Personal Awareness
- Next Level Journey
- Two Paths: What is your core motive?
- Values: What really matters…really?
- Thinking: How to Improve Your Performance
- Two Paths: How do I get in “the box” with others?
- Gratitude: The Grease for Life’s Connections
- Support: Sustaining Your Next Level Journey
- Perceptions: Reality; what needs to happen?
- Persona: How do you want to be perceived?
- Stop: What would help, if you just stop?
- Change: What might you start and stop doing?
- One Thing: What is it?
- Growth: A Fourr-step Process for Behavior Change
- Change: Three Questions to Dig Deeper
- Change Assessment
- Change: How to Support the Journey of Change
- New Habits: What’s the secret to developing them?
- Feedback: How will you get “there”?
- Trust: How will you create it?
- Responsibility: Which quote gets your vote?
- Responsibility: How to accept 100%?
- Mind Space: How to Clear Space for Creativity
- Procrastination: HOw to Move into Action
- Productivity: The Secret to Getting Things Done
- Communication Assessment
- Communication: What about the donkey?
- Next Level Conversation: Four Steps for a Hard Chat
- Listening: What’s Your Style?
- Communication: Digging Deeper
- Leadership: What type of a leader are you?
- Decision Making Assessment
- Decision Making: HOw to Move Forward
- Delegation: When to Let It Go
- Problem Solving: Digging in for Action
- Anger: “What does THAT mean?”
- Next Level Goal: How will you get there?
The Insight Publishing DiSC® Asessment is used in Next Level Coaching.
Every year, more than a million people worldwide learn how to work more effectively with others using the Insight Publishing DiSC® assessment. Over 30 years ago, Inscape Publishing brought the DiSC® out of the textbook and into the workplace.
Today, Inscape’s solution-focused tools are used worldwide in thousands of organizations of all sizes, major government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies.