Coaching for leaders who need to influence and inspire others across cultural and linguistic barriers;
when communication is beyond words.
How has leadership changed and will it look different in the future?
2006 CCL Research Report: The Changing Nature of Leadership by André Martin
As globalization accelerates like a whirlwind around us, the need to step back, refocus, and realign our objectives has never been more important. If our desired outcome is to work more effectively and collaborate more efficiently with colleagues, managers, and partners from different cultures, whether in our own workplace or around the world, we must shift our perspective from a local to a more global worldview. The speed with which we are able to adapt to foreign behaviors and unfamiliar environments will be the make-or-break dimension of future business deals and the foundation for ruptured or resonant relationships. Effective Global Leadership® specializes in coaching Global Executives in these competencies as well as in developing Cultural and Emotional Intelligence.
How do companies attract and retain the most talented people around the world?
Compensation is not enough. Coaching as a leadership function has replaced the command and control management style or corporate megaphone approach.
How do global executives acquire coaching skills?
By experiencing the powerful insights that coaching brings to them. Our methodology based on systemic (whole-person) and appreciative inquiry (powerful and positive questions) provides the skills and competencies to incorporate coaching into the global executive's management style.
How is your organization currently developing the skills, motivation and competencies to meet the demands of today's global opportunities and challenges?
Coaching is a process that accompanies executives while they take on new challenges and roles. When the objectives are well defined and the coaching client is committed to the process, the ROI of coaching is dependent on defining the ROE : Return on Expectations.
"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." - Albert Einstein
How does your company prepare your International Assignees for the challenges they will encounter; both personally and professionally?
As International Assignees take on new responsibilities in a foreign environment, expectations, priorities and willingness become essential aspects to successfully overcoming the transition and adaptation phases every expat encounters. By offering to accompany International Assignees through this process, Coaching enables clients to
- define objectives and realistic expectations
- identify opportunities
- develop skills and competencies, and
- the will to implement and follow-through.
Research has shown that the cost of a failed international assignment is more than just financial, more than just a lack of return on investment. The initial cost is compounded by
- the loss of time and productivity while the executive gets his/her bearings
- the cost of mistakes as the executive struggles with local customs and behaviors, and
- the cost both personally and professionally that a failed assignment has on the executive.
The failure rate is typically around 15 to 20 per cent - and can be as high as 70 per cent.
In addition, there is the loss of market knowledge either when a returning expat is not integrated into the home office or when talented executives leave the company (often hired by a competitor).
Global executives need to develop the competitive and collaborative advantage in their corporations. They do this by mobilizing human energy and emotions into action and results. This involves connecting with people's desires through RESPECT, empowering them by developing trusting RELATIONSHIPS, leading them to whole-hearted commitment with RECOGNITION and REWARDS: our 4R formula is what you need to succeed in today’s global workplace.
"What is accepted is no longer valid,
what is valid is not yet accepted." - Jamshid Gharajedaghi