Coaching should be more closely integrated with performance management, in order to create great leaders at multiple levels of the organization. We are seeing a definite trend in organizations focusing development at all levels of the organization to accelerate the development of their high potential mangers and increase bench strength.
Seattle (PRWEB) January 31, 2008
Executive coaching, an investment typically reserved for senior corporate executives, is taking a new direction by linking assessments with performance management through a unique strategic relationship between Impact Achievement Group and OI Partners/Promark Company of Cincinnati.
The relationship offers client companies a way to maximize the performance of their high-potential managers and help them take charge of their own career development. Using Impact Achievement Group’s Harrison Assessment® System coupled with its Leadership Impact Survey™, OI Partners/Promark Company gives promising managers a way to achieve measurable improvement in their role as leaders. Employers also have a superior way to drive succession planning and performance in their organizations.
“Traditional executive coaching had an elitist reputation, a privilege reserved for the most senior executives without a focused tie-in with overall business strategies,” said Lee Klepinger, president and chief executive of Impact Achievement Group. “Coaching should be more closely integrated with performance management, in order to create great leaders at multiple levels of the organization. We are seeing a definite trend in organizations focusing development at all levels of the organization to accelerate the development of their high potential mangers and increase bench strength.”
OI Partners uses the Harrison Assessment® System in concert with the Leadership Impact Survey (LIS) from Impact Achievement Group to provide increased value over typical coaching. The LIS surveys those most affected by the manager’s leadership skills – their direct reports – to evaluate such competencies as employee engagement, employee performance expectations and accountability, effective workplace communications, managing performance problems and coaching style flexibility.
“What’s great about the LIS is that it not only gives you feedback in different areas, but also provides the action steps and development advice,” said Tim Schoonover, president of OI Partners/Promark Company, a global talent management company specializing in leadership development, executive coaching and career transition. “Coaches can help managers build a measurable personal development plan that creates accountability for better performance management within the managers themselves.”
Schoonover added that when coaching helps individual managers meet personal business outcomes, by definition they are helping companies meet their overall business goals. Executive coaching leveraging the Harrison Assessment and the LIS ideally complements Impact Achievement Group’s management and leadership development workshops and tools, and engages the individual in the development of their own career.
About Impact Achievement Group
Impact Achievement Group (http://www.impactachievement.com) is a training and performance management consulting company that provides assessments, coaching, story-based interactive workshops, and simulations for managers at all levels of organizations worldwide. Impact Achievement Group helps companies dramatically improve management and leadership competency for bottom-line results. Company experts and co-authors of “People Leave Managers…Not Organizations,” Rick Tate and Julie White, Ph.D. are internationally recognized authorities in leadership development, human performance, service quality and communications.
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