Coaching can make the difference between mediocre and exceptional leadership. LRI coaches have worked in many different types of organizations and sectors – and can offer valuable insights and examples to help leaders and managers reach the next level quickly.
At LRI, we are doing our part to make COVID-19 remote leadership coaching readily available. Our coaches have committed to providing three hours of one-on-one remote leadership coaching for only $350 per coachee. We are also opening up our database of leadership tools to anyone who takes part.
Leadership coaching helps executives, managers, and leaders achieve measurable improvements in performance. We have identified five types of coaching: 1:1 coaching, onboard coaching, succession coaching, team coaching, and project management coaching.
Leadership coaching typically involves:
As a result, leaders:
Onboard coaching occurs during the first 90 days of a manager’s or executive’s hire – the time when lasting impressions are made, when grasping what is expected is critical, and when understanding the nuances of an organization’s culture is all-important. Research indicates four out of ten newly promoted executives fail within 18 months. LRI’s onboarding process can reverse that trend by providing practical and customized coaching to new managers.
Succession coaching is the process by which leaders ensure they have talented people ready to move into senior positions. It can help you identify the key competencies leaders need for success within the larger context of the organization. We can then help you identify up and coming managers, provide coaching, and plan for their regular exposure to new stretch assignments. This integrated approach to succession planning ensures that the organization optimizes its bench strength quickly and efficiently.
Team coaches can help your company build a successful leadership team. Using powerful team-building tools and customized approaches, LRI helps teams improve communication, develop sound operating principles, and create clear measures of success. We coach teams in the “Five Habits of High-Performing Teams” and teach leaders how to survey their teams and track improvement. Each member learns and understands each other’s communication styles and preferences. LRI’s Straight Talk® system makes this easy to do online.
Project management coaching focuses on helping managers develop the specific skills needed to successfully lead and manage projects involving multiple stakeholders. In addition to teaching the use of specific software tools to facilitate effective project management, our coaches provide concrete case studies to test understanding and help managers build an understanding of the communication and decision management skills needed.
As a leader-manager evolves his or her skills, they proceed along a development path that has three phases: the emerging leader, the developing leader, and the strategic leader. Each phase is characterized by specific themes and challenges. The tool below lists the attributes of each phase and the competencies that need to be mastered.