Work systems, managers, and the people and teams they manage are dynamic. Management Mentoring meets managers where they are at: in both their skill sets and team needs. For those facing specific challenges, this service develops systems tailored to their circumstances, troubleshoots employee interactions, and brainstorms transformative approaches. For those not experiencing management “problems” per se, this is the perfect offering to explore how to keep learning with and from any team.
Our Human Approach To Mentoring
Our coaching approach will draw from your insights to get the kind of creative thinking flowing that works for you and your team. Since this offering is one-on-one and intentionally focused on you, we’ll get up close with your growth edges to nudge you towards better management.
Starting with the Team
Employees have some of the most valuable knowledge about their managers’ growth areas. We start with a team-informed assessment to surface the potentially unseen or unnamed and work from there.
Listening Fully and Communicating Directly
We will listen to you, ask questions that challenge, and reflect back your own observations and insights.
This one-on-one mentoring will support you in the uncomfortable spaces of your professional development and provide the structured time you need to reflect on your learning while trying out new and different strategies with your team. All the while, we’ll be available for support, redirection, and accountability.
Tailored Work Plan
We will start with an initial team-informed assessment and a self-assessment to surface core issues and growth areas. From there, we will integrate these reflections and feedback into a mentoring work plan that both challenges and complements your personal management style.
10 private hour-long management coaching sessions; in-person and virtual options.
Signposts and Progress
After completion of 10 sessions, we will conduct a second team-informed assessment and compare your self-assessed growth with its impact on your team.
Your individualized work plan will focus on three management competencies in addition to these core areas:
- Self-management and awareness;
- Direct and transparent communication that goes both ways;
- Practical day-to-day management strategies; and
- Systems’ designs that support personal and team goals.
While you had a structure that we used to keep us on point, we also could throw it out the door if something else was needed more readily in the meeting. I think the biggest lesson I learned from you was to name it, whatever it was - if I felt stuck or angry, we just named it to take the sting out of it. Named the lateness. Named the joy. Named the really damn hard parts of a project. We kept naming what was happening which was the first step in getting through a stuck patch.”