Cheryl Alexander & Associates (CAA) interviewed 10,000people about what led to their career success, engagement,productivity, dissatisfaction and departure: ! LEADERS THRIVE WHEN THEY:!! Capitalize on their strengths, values, perspectives andexperiences.!! Experience trust, respect, and desire for multiple perspectives.Their voice makes a difference.!! Gain honest feedback, mentor one another, grow, and seek input.!! Have practices that keep life and self in dynamic balance.! Copyright 2012. Cheryl Alexander & Associates. All Rights Reserved.
The Need for Peer Learning + Coaching!“With today’s fast-changing technology, increasinglyglobal, multi-cultural, and team-based workenvironments, no one mentor can possibly providethe guidance, exposure, and opportunities that areso essential to effectively managing current jobchallenges or preparing for future leadership roles.”! ! ! !! ! !- MIT Sloan Management Review! Copyright 2012. Cheryl Alexander & Associates. All Rights Reserved
A NEW PATH TO LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ! Copyright 2012. Cheryl Alexander & Associates. All Rights Reserved
CAA Launches Coached Leadership Circles in 2003! Marriage of peer and executive coaching with professionaldevelopment, grounded in positive psychology and character basedleadership. !! Sustained authentic engagement through structured deep discussionabout what matters. Focus on critical career competencies and coreleadership behaviors. Each month new insights are embedded inaction, culminating in ﬁnal individual ROI impact presentations.!! Customized 6-12 month programming. 1300 graduates.!! Representative clients: Covidien, Medtronic, Boston Scientiﬁc,Carlson School of Management, Allianz, Flint Hills Resources, BuffaloWild Wings, MN Recreation & Parks Association! “The program moved me from disconnected and unmotivated ! to very engaged.”! Copyright 2012. Cheryl Alexander & Associates. All Rights Reserved.
ROI: Survey from 300+ Graduates (6 months – 3 years post CAA Coached Leadership Circles)!! 84% Experienced Higher Engagement With Boss Or Colleagues, With !Positive Outcomes!!! 83% Experienced Increased Engagement In, And Enthusiasm For Their Work!! 77% Are More Proactive In Managing Their Career!! 76% Experienced Improved Leadership And Inﬂuence Skills! 74% Received Feedback From Their Boss Indicating ImprovedPerformance!! 70% Experienced Increased Commitment To Their Organization!Copyright 2012. Cheryl Alexander & Associates. All Rights Reserved.
Optional Enhancement: Involve Par+cipants In Strategic Projects ! Provide leadership opportuniFes and addiFonal tangible value to the organizaFon by involving parFcipants in strategic projects focused on key prioriFes in business units. ParFcipants present results to senior leadership. ! Beneﬁts to the Organiza0on: 1) Align high potenFal projects with future leaders by creaFng a forum for parFcipants to link their experFse to business success. 2) Give parFcipants hands-‐on experience with proposing, resourcing, execuFng and measuring a strategic project with relevance to the greater organizaFon. 3) Link parFcipants with visible role models and funcFonal experts within the organizaFon to expand producFve sharing of ideas across business groups. * ExecuFves, coaches, and program alum act as consultants to each coached leadership circle. Strategic project skills development provided in: Project Management; Working in Virtual Teams; Powerful PresentaFon Skills. Copyright 2012. Cheryl Alexander & Associates. All Rights Reserved. !
As an Organization, You Beneﬁt By: !1) Improving engagement and retenFon. 2) Expanding the capacity, impact, inﬂuence and resilience of your leaders. 3) Increasing collaboraFon and innovaFve thinking. 4) Broadening the reputaFon of your organizaFon as a great place to work. ! Copyright 2012. Cheryl Alexander & Associates. All Rights Reserved. !
As a Participant, You Beneﬁt By: !1) Becoming part of a deeply connected community, with renewed clarity, energy, engagement and passion. 2) Linking life vision, relaFonships, and career to reach professional and personal goals, with tools enabling you to be at your best more of the Fme, so you can thrive and remain whole even in the midst of chaos. 3) Tackling your current business, leadership and life issues with new insight, skills and perspecFve, to address rapidly changing technology, shiing organizaFonal structures, and unse]led global marketplace dynamics. 4) CreaFng your own map to guide you through the oen turbulent waters of managing in the oﬃce and at home, into the calmness of leading with authenFcity and increased capacity. ! Copyright 2012. Cheryl Alexander & Associates. All Rights Reserved.
Representative Feedback “This program became my anchor in the storms. It gave me courage,! strength and the platform from which I take greater risks, and step forward: I am leading on a new level.” CEO!! !! “This program is my oasis in the midst of the insanity of life.” VP! ! “This program fundamentally changed the landscape for women at this company.” Executive Sponsor! ! “Because of this program I now stop, reﬂect and shift focus before entering key meetings. I mentor and lead differently, helping people think on their own. In the other participants I have seen more intentional networking, leveraging of time, and speaking up with heightened impact. This has given me great conﬁdence in the quality of our future leaders.” VP!Copyright 2012. Cheryl Alexander & Associates. All Rights Reserved.
What Makes CAA Coached Leadership Circles Unique! Role of the coaches ! Rapidly builds trust and authentic dialogue! Content customized to ﬁt strategic objectives ! Monthly participant commitments to action! Participant ROI presentation ! Rapid and large roll-out! Participants cascade learning into their team! Program rigor! Data proving program outcome! Combines executive coaching with peer learning and leadershipdevelopment! Takes the ordinary out of leadership conversation! Opportunity to forge powerful connections between executives andhigh potential leaders! Copyright 2012. Cheryl Alexander & Associates. All Rights Reserved.
Why Coach-Led is Key! Creating and maintaining a safe environment! Motivating all participants to go deep, fast! Asking powerful questions at the right time! Keeping participants in meaningful structured dialogue ! Maintaining positivity and talk from the inside out! Safeguarding focus on the topic and on possibilities! Adjusting continually to what the group needs while providing consistency of experience across groups! Moving participants forward toward achievable goals ! Teaching peer mentoring, coaching, and listening skills! Holding participants accountable ! Managing the air time, ﬂow, agenda, and fun! Moving the group toward self sustainability! Copyright 2012. Cheryl Alexander & Associates. All Rights Reserved.
Ques0ons? Thank You! ! Our innovaFve, coached leadership circles boldly stand ! out in a crowded marketplace of mediocrity. ! We welcome you. Let’s Talk Cheryl Alexander & Associates, Inc firstname.lastname@example.org www.cherylalexander.com 651-‐442-‐0073
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