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Measurement and Transparency are Key

Measurement and Transparency are Key

Measurement and transparency is still lacking in a lot of organisations. Many business owners of SMEs like to play their cards close to their chest. Information is not shared openly and transparently because they believe it is better when employees don’t know everything.

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Trust is a must

Trust is a must

If Employee Engagement surveys are done once people tend to trust and answer honestly. Leaders have the benefit of the doubt. If the survey is done twice and nothing changes in between. If words and action do not match project planning process. If there is no transparency and leaders do not live the change and lead from the front, it creates cynicism and mis- trust. This will sabotage any future employee engagement activity from the start.

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Developing People – 5 Essentials

Developing People – 5 Essentials

Why would I invest in Developing People? What if I invest in developing people and then they leave? What if you don’t and then they stay? Which of those two scenarios do you prefer? In my view the first is the only option. Sure maybe you invest heavily in developing people and they might leave eventually but it depends on you.

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Mentoring

What is Mentoring?

In the modern use of the word “mentor” a mentor is a trusted friend, a teacher or an experienced consultant. Mentoring programs are particularly effective if employees are to be promoted in their personal and professional experiences. The big benefit is that employee talents are developed sustainably.

The more an organization invests in the development of their talent the longer they will stay. The quicker they will contribute independently towards the success of the organisation and the easier it will become for the organisation to attract more talented employees. Informal programs often miss the desired, consistent quality and often end after a few months with no effect.

There is a difference between formal and informal mentoring programs.  Quite often businesses use an informal approach to mentoring which quite does not maximise the potential mentoring could offer. It becomes an afterthought rather than a priority.

Structured Approach

At PEAQ we use a structured approach. We help you select the right mentors and mentees, outline the process and set clear expectations in regards to responsibilities. We train your mentors in the tools, techniques and process so that the mentoring experience is as consistent as possible across the board. Ensuring you can successfully implement your leadership approach and new and potential managers can apply it quickly. And thus you can integrate the corporate culture more successfully investigate this site.

Coaching skills for managers and regular mentoring meetings for the exchange of best practice ideas are, for example, components of such a program. It is an ideal tool to multiply leadership and other knowledge, especially in mergers , in a period of strong growth of the company or in succession .

It is not just the mentee who benefits from such a program. Quiet often the mentors enjoy the experience just as much because it feels good to help someone else be successful. Mentors also get a chance to reflect on what they know and what adds value to others.

You also need to mix it up a little to avoid your program going stale. Why not have Gen Y’s mentor senior managers? or women mentoring senior leaders? Could you strengthen diversity in the organisation  by offering cross cultural mentoring? You could even leverage your skills externally by mentoring someone in your position in a non for profit organisation. There are plenty of opportunities to make this an invaluable piece in your leadership development.

Do you want to create more depth and engagement in the organisation? Do you want to retain your high potential talent for longer? Let’s talk about how we can help you launch or revitalise your Mentoring Programs to lift the performance even further.

Facilitation

What is facilitation?

Facilitation is the process of guiding a high level meeting or group event (such as an off-site strategy retreat or workshop) towards an outcome that is productive to all stakeholders and aligned with pre-defined objectives. Some people think that facilitation is just about arbitrating and steering discussion but we believe it means a lot more than that. 

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Leadership Skills ignite Performance

Taking consistent action may require the leaders to make changes to their own behaviour. Changing our own behaviour takes not just commitment. It takes self-awareness, reflection, and making the tough decisions. This needs discipline and skill.

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