We’ve written before about the skill of listening as a tool for great leaders and it is always good to recall the oft repeated phrase about having two ears and one mouth and using them proportionally! As coaches the Xenonex team know that all good coaching conversations start with good listening. Read More
Our leading edge Triple A (AAA) Executive, Leadership and Management Development programmes are all structured around 3 main principles;
The 'AWARE' phase focuses on developing self awareness through the use of a personalised suite of comprehensive psychometrics, 360 degree appraisal or rigorous interview with one of our Business Psychologists.
Knowing your 'blind spots' as a leader, understanding how you come across and improving your levels of emotional intelligence are all addressed in a personalised feedback session with an experienced Xenonex Business Psychologist or Executive Coach.
The 'ASPIRE' phase identifies specific PUBLIC and PRIVATE goals as a leader based on the specific outcomes from the 'AWARE' phase.
This phase concludes with the development of a formal contract with your personal Executive Coach and the delivery of six 1-1 Executive Coaching sessions spread over the duration of the development programme.
In team coaching programmes you will establish your vision, mission and values, your preferred ways of working and define the culture within which you wish to work.
The 'ACHIEVE' phase ensures LEARNING TRANSFER is delivered to the workplace through;
360 degree appraisal feedback or reputational study
Measure progress against both Public and Private goals established during the coaching programmes – individually and as a team.
Anonymised emerging themes feedback around the Public goals from the coaching programme to the team and organisational sponsor.
Comprehensive individual and team reflective review and evaluation.
Challenging 'Out of the Box' experiential individual or team activity
A recent study* on designing effective and impactful leadership development programmes by the Institute of Leadership and Management has shown that programmes must focus on developing:
- An understanding of what good leadership looks like
- Insights into self and current behaviour, and its effectiveness
- Improving those behaviours to be more effective as a leader
*(David Pardey, Senior Manager, Research & Policy, Institute of Leadership & Management , Jan. 2012)
This reflective learning cycle facilitated through a coaching approach lies at the heart of the Xenonex programmes