Editorial Leadership Team, National Media Organisation
Challenge: The challenge was to build a high performing team within a traditionally ‘stove-piped’ company that could collaborate across organisational boundaries, innovate together and implement a national change program to drive consistency across the company.
Results: Successful implantation of change program and multiple new collaborations effective across the company. “The team would never have been able to achieve what they have without you being there.” Group HR Director
Head of Commercial Strategy: Mining Sector
Challenge: Driving strategic change and releasing value through merging global operations.
Results: The organisation was six months ahead of where they thought they would be and the coaching was identified as having released tens if not millions ($) of additional value.
Head of Business Practice: Finance Sector
Challenge: Ineffective influencing and management styles were blocking further career progression and having a detrimental effect on employee engagement.
Results: “On a very straightforward analysis we’ve saved £1.9m in 9 months. Because of the more collaborative approach, more changes have been delivered than in the previous two years, despite being in a heavy period of change.” Promotion to Director.
Business Unit Director: Logistics
Challenge: Relationships with executive peers and career uncertainty.
Results: Significant change in leadership style, transformation of relationship with peers and CEO. Successfully led large scale business transformation while increasing employee engagement. Short-term profit improvements of £2m.
Global Sales & Marketing Director, Medical Products
Challenge: Post-merger integration requiring more effective collaboration and enhanced influencing skills.
Results: Enhanced collaboration – “Impact on relationships has been immeasurable”; Effective integration, e.g. “I estimate several hundred thousand dollars of extra value, in reduced resource duplication, speed to market, and lower cost early stage modifications”.
Vice President: Finance Sector
Challenge: Development of a more inspirational leadership style (as opposed to control based management)
Results: Significant development of self-awareness, leading to change of approach and style. Marked increase in employee engagement. Promotion to Vice President.
Challenge: Established CEO who hated presenting but had to present inspirationally to large global audiences. The goal was to move from a self-reported ‘awkwardness’ on stage to a confident inspirational style.
Results: Successful keynote speaker to global conference and judged he had moved to the upper quartile of presenters.
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