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Strong leaders = greater impact

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Strong leaders = greater impact

  1. 1. How peer coaching builds leadership through active listening, inquiry, action and reflection
  2. 2. Pam Toal Amy Erickson
  3. 3. “The most difficult struggles and the most important victories are usually those that individuals win over themselves. By better understanding oneself, one becomes a more effective leader.” Leadership Lessons and Competencies: Learning from the Kellogg National Fellowship Program.
  4. 4. Source: Coaching Skills for Nonprofit Managers and Leaders. Judith Wilson & Michelle Gislason. CompassPoint Nonprofit Services. 2010
  5. 5. What is coaching? “Unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It’s helping them learn rather than teaching them.” John Whitmore
  6. 6. What is Peer Group Coaching? Listening Reflection Inquiry Learning Action
  7. 7. Peer circle types Tenure (early career 1-2 years; Mid-career 2-8 years; Senior executives and directors 8+ years) Type of position People in career transition Emerging leaders
  8. 8. Circle Process Listening Reflection Learning Inquiry Action
  9. 9. "The Peer Coaching experience has had huge value for our company.” Karen Rhodes, Microsoft’s Global Program Manager of Leadership Development
  10. 10. Leaders are saying… “I am a better leader because of Peer Coaching. It is a bold statement, but one I hold as true in my heart. If I had to choose one concept that backs this, it would be that Peer Coaching taught me to be curious, to ask pivotal questions so others can come to their own solutions rather than having all the answers. That is a definition of empowerment....when someone finds their own solution, they own it and they lead.” Miriam Barnett, Executive Director, YWCA Pierce County, Tacoma, WA
  11. 11. 100% stronger experienced skills establishing & achieving goals 93% experienced new and diverse learnings 92% experienced increased productivity Source: 2011-2012 United Ways of Washington CEO Peer Coaching Project 84% experienced increased motivation 85% enhanced selfexperienced 85% empowerment & assertiveness experienced improved problem-solving skills
  12. 12. Benefits to all circles members Gain foundational coaching skills Receive individualized attention to your challenge Your real-life issues are addressed Practicing interpersonal skills development, communication, coaching, feedback, inquiry Focused reflection time Demonstration of leadership
  13. 13. More benefits (from Marshall Goldsmith) Personal development plan Reduce isolation among leaders Time for innovative thinking!!! Enable leaders to give and receive ideas Share successful practices Encourage reflective practice More cohesive organizational culture Accelerate leadership development Establish collaborative capacity
  14. 14. Investing in Collaborative Leadership “Nonprofits need time and space to explore the power of collective action, foster new connections, build and grow partnerships. Funders also should consider how to help grantees develop the skills, the mindset, and the work habits that enable people and organizations to collaborate effectively.” Working Better Together ,GEO, September 2013
  15. 15. "It's not the answer that enlightens, but the question." Eugene Ionesco Thanks for viewing! For more information contact Amy Erickson at amy@capacity4good.com or Pam Toal, pam@toalcoachingandconsulting.com

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