The Elements of Performance

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Creating a Coaching Culture

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Executive Coaching

Exceptional performance at the executive level is key to business success. Many times (especially in the context of major new company-wide initiatives), individual leaders, executives, strategic thinkers and/or executive teams can profit from coaching to add new competencies to their significant business, industry, and company knowledge. Executive coaching is responsive in a just-in-time manner to pressing needs and usually produces nearly immediate results.

Many of the attributes of executive coaching programs provided by Saville Consulting Service are described in the book Creating a Coaching Culture written by Allen Saville. These attributes include:

The coaching process is performance-based. The coaching agenda is linked to competencies and skills needed for stellar performance.

Coaching is a learning opportunity in which the coach and the individual, or team, work together toward performance improvement.

Simple, powerful models of performance potential and peak performance are used to help guide the process and enroll the participants.

To the greatest degree possible, all coaching is accomplished within the context of the company’s existing performance management, reward, and other learning and development systems.

Allen Saville is uniquely qualified for executive coaching:

Working with executive teams: With over 25 years of consulting and managerial experience Allen has had a steady diet of working with executive teams – facilitating strategy and problem solving sessions, helping to deal with difficult business issues as well as team work and commitment issues.

Appeal to business leaders: Allen appeals to business leaders. He deals with the very human issues of team building, commitment and getting things done in the context of the purpose of the company and the success of the business. He uses a very logical approach and has exceptional abilities to use powerful, yet simple, logical models to cultivate insightful understanding of both business issues and the human dimensions of accomplishment.

Facilitation skills: Allen has designed and facilitated hundreds of meetings, most with executive teams. He has the knowledge and experience to put together a great design for a meeting. He also has sensitivity, knowledge and experience to know when it is better to depart from the design to respond to previously unanticipated requirements. He has an ability to be flexible and deal appropriately with unanticipated issues with poise and professionalism. This ability helps in one-on-one situations as well as with groups and teams. [See also information on Facilitation and Team Building.]

Understanding business issues: Having been involved in so many strategy sessions as well as the details of turning goals into accomplishment, Allen has had significant exposure to many different types of business issues in the context of many different industries. Therefore, Allen is usually able to quickly understand the issues and challenges at hand. This level of understanding improves his ability to "make sense" to business leaders and to select just the right tools to cultivate improved performance and achievement.

Appreciation of human dynamics: In addition to Allen’s significant academic credentials and ability to deal with strategic business issues he also appreciates the importance of the human components required for success. Plans do not implement themselves even if they are strategically perfect and logically presented. Dealing adroitly with the human dynamics of making things happen is an essential ingredient of success. Building commitment to goals, strategies and programs at the executive level as well as in the entire work force is a requirement for success – not a "nice to have."

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