Managing Coaching for Success
“Today’s new business environments demand a change in the traditional manager’s role. Thus, managerial coaching in organisations has been perceived as an important function of managers for the development and growth of employees leading to performance improvement. Managerial coaching has been given considerable attention in management and leadership and has consistently shown to have an impact on the development of high-performance organisation”.
– Prof Sattar Bawany (2015)
Creating a Coaching Culture: Leveraging on Corporate Coaching Skills
Today’s knowledge economy has placed many managers in the position of providing leadership to employees who have more expertise in key business processes than they (the managers) do. As the amount of knowledge grows, managers are faced with increasing numbers of employees whom they must lead without an in-depth understanding of what these employees do. Managers need to let go of the traditional and out-dated practice of trying to be the expert—the person with the answers—and move to a position of enabling the learning of their employees and creating knowledge sharing both within their own teams and across the larger organisation.
Employees no longer expect company loyalty. Downsizing and layoffs have taught them otherwise. These events have also taught employees that they must be marketable at all times, and to be marketable they need to continually develop their skills and knowledge. Organisations that place an emphasis on development are more likely to both attract and retain talented employees, and at the same time build the critical capabilities the employees need to achieve business results in a continually VUCA driven business environment. As those closest to employees, managers play the critical role in facilitating this development.
The Importance of Managerial Coaching in a VUCA World
Today’s disruptive, VUCA driven business environment demand a change in the traditional manager’s role. Thus, managerial coaching in organisations has been perceived as an important function of managers for the development and growth of employees leading to performance improvement. Managerial coaching has been given considerable attention in management and leadership and has consistently shown to have an impact on the development of a high-performance organisation which is crucial for success in this new normal.
Managerial Coaching is about developing and maximising an individual employee’s potential which will consequently impact positively on the organisation’s performance. It is about more inquiry (ask) and less advocacy (tell) which means helping that individual to learn rather than teaching. Coaching sets out to embrace the employee as an individual and understands the organisational context in which the employee operates. It seeks to achieve alignment between the individual employee, team and organisational goals.
Upon completion of this Masterclass, the participant will be able to understand and leverage on a proven coaching framework, “G.R.O.W.” to lead and engage their team of knowledge-driven professionals in a much more effective manner towards achieving continued success in a VUCA World.
The programme incorporates a number of unique features and works on a number of levels. It is specifically aimed at enhancing and developing the skills, knowledge and behaviours of the participants.
The participants will develop their understanding of Leadership Effectiveness and how it will lead to a creation of a sustainable competitive advantage for their respective organisations through the development of an organisational climate that will contribute towards enhancing employee engagement and productivity during challenging times when operating in a disruptive VUCA business environment.
Prof Bawany is concurrently the Strategic Advisor & Member of the Board of Trustees and Governing Council of the International Professional Managers Association (IPMA); Managing Director and C-Suite Master Executive Coach with Executive Development Associates (EDA) and Master Facilitator with Action Management Associates, Inc. (AMAI).
He has over 30 years’ international business management experience, including 20 years in executive coaching, group facilitation, and leadership development and training with global management consulting firms. In addition to his business and consulting career, Prof Bawany has over 15 years of concurrent academic experience as an Adjunct Professor teaching senior executives international business strategies and human resource courses at various leading universities.
He is currently the Adjunct Professor with Curtin Graduate School of Business (CGSB) and a member of the Advisory Board of Curtin Graduate School of Business (CGSB), Curtin University, Western Australia.
He is especially skilled at coaching leaders work through leadership transition issues, whether individually or systemically. As a seasoned coach, he truly cares about others, listens with an open mind, and adds value in unexpected ways. His approach to executive coaching encourages new insights into the key capabilities and unique strengths needed to sustain practical behavioural change over time, resulting in the executive’s enhanced self-awareness, better decision making, and continuous performance improvement.
Prof Bawany is an astute advisor and coach to executives who need to know how they are perceived and want to focus on what is most important in their professional and personal lives. He has coached a range of leaders, from CEOs to senior vice presidents, and high potential managers. His current work in organisations focuses on encouraging individual initiative and leadership from a systemic perspective in order to achieve clearly defined business results. His speciality is effectively linking people processes to business outcomes.
Prof Bawany is a Fellow of International Professional Managers Association (IPMA) and The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). He is a Professional Member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). He is also a Practising Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and International Association of Coaching (IAC).