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Reaching The Summit - Professional Development Market Trend




Managers Can Get a Career Boost from a Good Coach


Employee coaching traditionally has been seen as an intervention for improving particular employees’ job performance, today it is used for wider purposes. In fact, in a survey conducted by Philadelphia-based Right Management Consultants, a global subsidiary of Manpower Inc., only 15 % of responding organizations said correcting behavior problems was their top reason for providing coaching for employees. The top reason, for 38 percent of the respondents, was to sharpen the leadership skills of high-potential individuals.


The focus is to help people be more successful in their careers by helping managers develop stronger leadership skills, working to close the gaps between where they are in leadership skills and where they need to be to achieve their goals.


In the initial stages of a coaching relationship, it’s crucial for both parties to develop clear, specific professional and personal objectives for the person being coached. The desired outcomes may include specific goals such as acquiring stronger negotiation or consensus-building skills.


To be effective this cannot be a passive endeavor. Individuals being coached need to be committed to being honest, forthcoming and engaged in the process. Hiding problems you don’t think are important to bring up is not going to get the best return on investment. Members need to put it all out there in terms of what you think the issues are and be open to feedback.




The demands on your leaders continue to increase. The bar is going up … what are your plans to deal with these challenges?

Cognition Network's service is directed at proactively equipping leadership teams for the challenges they face by challenging each other to keep raising the bar, increasing the level of trust and transparency, encouraging fresh perspectives, breakthrough ideas and innovative solutions, demonstrating a bias for strategic change, reawakening creativity, developing a shared sense of urgency, enhancing the team’s level of cohesion and collaboration along with creating a forum for validating decisions.

Your leadership team will show demonstrable progress in their leadership and professional development.

Members create and execute development plans that support organizational objectives and address their needs for soft, technical & business skills utilizing a library of development planning and execution resources.

Cognition Network’s delivery model overcomes the weaknesses of traditional approaches creating accountability to the executive sponsor, other workgroup members and to the members themselves. Accelerated leadership development takes place through use of advanced problem solving and issue management methods.

How is your professional development plan working for you?

Cognition Network would like to provide you with an opportunity to further your development. The featured book summary for this market trend article is Words that work by Dr. Frank Luntz



Cognition Network provides high performance facilitation of Professional & Leadership Development through accountability workgroups