The Point: The demand for leadership training is growing by the day, and there are dozens, if not thousands of training programs out there attempting to meet this demand. But which one should you choose for your organization? In the end, it all boils to one thing: RESULTS! In this article, we are going to discuss Stakeholder Centered Coaching (SCC) and identify real results you can expect if you engage in an initiative with Tip of the Spear… Enjoy!
Stakeholder Centered Coaching: The Basics
SCC works as follows: Under the guidance of a coach, a leader asks stakeholders of the organization to assess his strengths and weaknesses (A 360-degree review). Once results are tabulated/analysis is done, one (1) or at most two (2) areas of “opportunity” are selected to improve upon.
As the leader works towards their goals through executive coaching sessions. Additionally, they ask for regular feedback from the stakeholders on their progress. This helps the leader work towards/accomplish behavioral change. After the coaching engagement ends (the typical executive coaching engagement lasts a year), the same stakeholders assess whether the leadership development goals have been achieved or not.
The program design is simple and it is highly effective. You may be thinking that such centered executive coaching would already be doing rounds in the corporate world, but that is not the case. That is why Dr Marshall Goldsmith’s SCC is truly revolutionary in its offerings.
SCC brings improvements in various leadership development areas, such as:
You learn to be more articulate, and also more assertive of your opinions. You also learn to become a better listener. Conflict management is also a goal that SCC can help you with. All of this helps in timely decision making that is typically welcomed whole-heartedly by your team.
- Mentoring and Disciplinarian
This follows from becoming a better communicator. You learn to manage teams, nurture talent, and use disciplinary measures when needed.
SCC ultimately helps you become a better leader as you learn how to delegate effectively, take calculated risks, hold others accountable for results, and deal with performance issues on a timely basis.
Real People | Real Results
But while all these benefits look great on paper, are there any success stories?
As per Marshall Goldsmith’s SCC website, 95% of leaders who pay heed to what their stakeholders have to say experience measurable improvements. The conclusion was based on a survey that involved more than 10,000 leaders from around the world, some of whom have gone on record to testify to the effectiveness of Stakeholder Centered Executive Coaching. Our own results at Tip of the Spear regarding our Centered Executive Coaching mirror such successes.
The results are in! SCC really helps leaders lead better, provided that it’s done by a certified coach. So, if you want to bring measurable improvements into your leadership behavior (and hence your organizational goals), you need to hire a certified coach right away.
For more information on Centered Executive Coaching, the other Tip of the Spear Business Advisory Services, and/or information on leadership development through our affiliation with The Javelin Institute, use the Contact Us page.