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Helping you make a difference as a leader
Managing key relationships
As a leader, you need to identify key "upward" stakeholders,
such as your boss and your peer group; and your boss's boss, and his or
her peer group. Once these people have been identified, you can begin
to identify the needs of the stakeholder, their preferred communication
style and the way that they measure your effectiveness as a leader. A
stakeholder management plan needs to be developed implemented and adjusted
over-time as the different, interdependent relationships unfold. Relationship
management is an ongoing, dynamic process, full of twists and turns and
shaped by shifting criteria. Effective stakeholder management delivers
effective business results smoothly, and increases the credibility of
Their level of trust will both depend on the extent to which you include their needs as stakeholders, and will also depend on the extent to which you inspire confidence. Knowing who you are, what your personal values are, what your personal mission is, having the appropriate competences, walking your talk and reflecting all of this in the working environments you create - all of this will have an impact on your credibility. Flexible and creative behavior based on character that has authenticity and integrity - this will enable people to trust you and to follow your leadership. Additionally, the fact that you will be feeling fulfilled and aligned will increase both your effectiveness and your personal charisma.
At PPD Consulting we have a unique methodology, used by all our coaches, for helping leaders enhance their leadership stature. We call it "logical level alignment" and it is based on the work of Robert Dilts. (For more on this, see our book, Alpha Leadership: Tools for business leaders who want more from life, Chapter 4, "Leading Through Embodiment." If your sense of who you are is aligned with your values, competencies and behaviours, others will see and respond to your leadership charisma. "A leader knows who they are and where they want to go, and has the skills to take people with them."
Leadership profile and
Personal alignment (discussed above) will increase stature and profile, and this can be dovetailed with an understanding of what quality leadership "looks like, sounds like, feels like" from an organizational culture point of view.
PPD Consulting can help you as a company increase the value to your business
of your most talented people by helping them increase their influence
and leadership profile and capability.
Coaching direct reports
Thus, recruiting, coaching and developing direct reports are a key agenda
for an effective leader. You may need help in thinking through your development
plan for each direct report, and deciding on the appropriate coaching
style to help improve the skills of the people responsible for preparing
the direct reports. (For more on this, see our book, Alpha
Leadership: Tools for business leaders who want more from life,
Chapter 5, "Task Through Relationship.")
The leaders of a business are it's most important asset. The better you
use your time, the more value you create for the business.
We can also help you:
We have proven experience that shows that the secret to creating a high
performing organization is to have leaders do jobs they really like. If
you are excited and motivated, you will offer much greater discretionary
energy to the business. However, firms are not always good at helping
individuals map out the internal career path they would really like to
live and to take proactive steps to make it happen. That's where we can
If you have become a leader through an external appointment, you will want to:
Coaching greatly increases your success in a new appointment and ideally
starts before you take up your new appointment. Make sure that you are
a success in your new role right from the outset with no hitches or loss
When communicating to a wider audience of people who have little personal contact with you, the way you present to them will be a major factor in how they evaluate you as a leader as well. We also coach people who need to make presentations to very large groups of 50 people or more, a setting that requires special skills for success.
Even though many aspiring leaders know that people "judge a book by its cover," they don't bother to dress the part. PPD coaches provide training in personal presentation and dress. We teach you how to match the dress code of people in your organization at the level you aspire to while at the same time expressing yourself to your best advantage.
The first impressions you make can determine the extent to which you
are able to influence stakeholders.
Effective vision, strategy and delivery plan mobilizes the organisation
Increase your ability to create real change in the organization.