Execution Excellence Pit Stops

This MDP is designed for high potential managers with an objective of “creating a high-performance organization through” Execution Excellence.

The Execution challenges for today’s manager are:

  • Delivering on projects with fewer resources
  • Balancing their team’s coaching needs with their own project responsibilities
  • Keeping up to date on industry advances
  • Developing the skills of their team members
  • Developing themselves, personally and professionally
  • Encouraging innovation that meets customer and market needs
  • Leading their team through organizational changes
  • Retaining key talent
  • Leading a virtual team
  • Managing a culturally diverse team
  • Managing a team where the definition of loyalty has changed to ‘being loyal to myself’

This long term intervention is split into 3 Strategic Pit Stops and Need-based Tactical Pit Stops:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Its core objectives are to:

  • Lead conversations based on: establishing goals, providing performance feedback, delegation, introducing changes, and dealing with resistance.
  • Understand what makes the manager’s team ‘tick’ – achievement, autonomy, support and sharing, keeping current, professional identification, and participation in mission and goals
  • Be just enough of the expert to be able to ‘lead’, not ‘do’
  • Understand the manager’s current job as delivering results through others
  • Increase confidence and influence, and recognize the need to build collaborative relationships at all levels in the organization

 

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Strategic Pit Stop 1: Managing Self and Others

This three day off-site pit stop is focused around the following learning objectives:.

  • Understand and take stock of organization’s vision, and how one’s goals and values are aligned to it
  • Understand what you see in yourself – your greatest strengths and deepest values. This self awareness is built through in-depth assessments of Personality, Personal Values, and Emotional Intelligence
  • Clarify the role of a manager
  • Revisit essential skills: Planning and Organization, Direction and Control
  • Probe sensitively for information to manage relationships
  • Practice Active Listening – a sign of respect and care
  • Develop strategies for providing constructive performance feedback
  • Practice steps to effectively give directions for performance
  • Know what motivates others to achieve higher levels of performance and effectiveness
  • Gain cooperation, support, and commitment to ideas
  • Overcome conflicting priorities to influence key stakeholders across levels
  • Motivate others to work together through clear and compelling communications
  • Overcome challenges like overlapping responsibilities and aversion to change
  • Engaging the Engagers!

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The methodology used for this pit stop is a mix of experiential learning, use of learning metaphors, self evaluation (leadership profile) to understand one’s strengths and areas of improvements, and BlessingWhite’s global flagship program named “Leading Today’s Professionals”.
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Strategic Pit Stop 2: Engaging Heart & Igniting Minds

This three day pit stop focuses on connecting people to what really matters. It is about making sure that everyone in the organization has a clear sense of its strategic direction, and understands how his or her role is aligned to it. .

  • The module focuses on the following learning objectives for managers:
  • Assessing the needs of associates to modify their leadership approach
  • Deploying their personal values, strengths and even weaknesses to maximize their effectiveness
  • Sizing up situations and adapt their leadership, without losing their unique leadership differentiators to drive results
  • Developing a coaching partnership with associates tailored to their individual needs
  • Creating an environment where ideas, feedback, and concerns are freely discussed
  • Delivering on the needs of the organization, and keeping individual team members energized
  • Building their team’s benchstrength and retaining top talent

The module prepares managers both as Leaders and Coaches of their team members.
The methodology for this module is based on a 360-degree feedback for compiling individual leadership profiles, and peer consulting for arriving at actionable insights on live business or leadership challenges.
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Strategic Pit Stop 3: Building High Performance Teams

This three day pit stop focuses on the manager’s ability to build a high performance team. It is based on the following learning objectives –

  • Understanding the barriers to Effective Communication, and developing honest and open communications among team members
  • Learning the art of giving and receiving constructive feedback to peers, associates and others
  • Understanding the characteristics of a High Performance team – living the 9 High Performance Dimensions
    • Exploring each dimension in detail through relatable case studies and business simulations
    • Understanding behaviours that make these dimensions liveable including effective communication, listening, providing actionable information, being assertive, and gaining support and cooperation
  • Understanding why some teams fail while some do not, in the context of the 9 dimensions; creating actionable roadmaps to building high performance teams
  • Building awareness through the use of the Team Collaboration Inventory (J. Martin Hays) to learn about behaviours that help teamwork
  • Creation of the Team Charter by mapping the team’s roles, goals, responsibilities, and operating procedures

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Tactical Pit Stops (Need Based)

Our tactical pit stops are customized 1-2 days’ need-based workshops to bridge the learning gaps identified through the MyDP process. Some examples of these workshops are: .

  • Developing Financial Acumen
  • HR Sensitization
  • Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Strategic Thinking and Business Acumen
  • Negotiation and Influencing Skills
  • Professional Representation

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Program follow-up and ROI:

The program is designed as an 18-month long intervention as it is imperative for a leader to adapt to the environment, speak the right leadership language, and practice the right behaviours.

We conduct periodic reviews and follow up exercises to demonstrate the program’s business ROI, and help managers sustain their behavioural changes. Our post program support includes – .

  • Follow up sessions to ensure that learning impact is cemented and becomes part of the managers’ conscious behaviours
  • Periodic progress review and corrective planning with managers
  • Encouraging participants to establish internal coaching partnerships
  • Institute a mechanism for honest, helpful and open exchange of feedback between managers, peers, and an external coach
  • Evaluate development successes and challenges on an on-going basis
  • Use of on-line resources to reinforce learnings

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