Corporate governance is now firmly in the spotlight with shareholders and the general public keen to ensure that Boards operate effectively. Meeting public and regulatory requirements can put significant pressure on ensuring that Boards are delivering. Based on years of experience in assessing senior executives and organisations of all sizes and shapes, we have developed a corporate Board Review which give chairs the objective information they need to run an effective board – with the lowest possible intrusion. Our Board Review is structured around detailed discussions with all Board members about how their Board can best develop its collective performance.
Our goal in offering executive assessment is to help clients make an informed choice by providing deeper, objective information on shortlisted candidates: how they think, how they approach their work, how they act under stress what motivates them and how they influence and lead. This significantly mitigates the risk of a placed candidate jumping ship, micro-managing, being territorial or not bringing people with them. Our occupational psychologists assess each candidate using a combination of biographical interview and psychometric data. We provide a tailored written report on each candidate and are able to brief the selection panel in person.
Coaching & Onboarding
When a new leader is appointed, it is important to give them the best possible start, to help them understand the organisation, the culture and the factors for success in their new job. Such support helps to create maximum impact, to encourage success quickly and to help retention. We and our specialist coach partners provide a range of services to assist with this process, helping to develop an individual’s knowledge of the organisation and themselves, their performance, and how they are perceived by others. Our onboarding services are bespoke and are designed around an individual or a teams’ needs, they include:
- Executive Profiling
- Self-Awareness and Impact Session
- One-to-one coaching
- 360° Feedback
- Team coaching
We are often asked by our clients to use our in-house research expertise to map the market for outstanding talent or to benchmark their own capability. We have worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from a global supply chain mapping exercise undertaken for a global FTSE commodity business, through to finding the next layer of talent in the commissioning function for a leading media company. Our approach is bespoke and we will map the universe to provide outstanding market intelligence for our clients.
When the going is good, teams operate in harmony. New teams, or teams with several new members, may take some time to find their feet. Under pressure, relations can be strained or even fractious. This is seldom to do with any individual. Rather, it usually occurs because teams confuse difference for weakness. Quieter, newer or more challenging viewpoints may be ignored or inadequately listened to rather than integrated as something to celebrate. Teams need to critically evaluate their dynamics, not in terms of competence, but in terms of behaviour. We can support your Executive Team or your Board to take full advantage of the range of personalities within it.