I often hear from managers who come to me: “I would like to have employees who are more independent and motivated. They should take on more ‘ownership’, show more initiative and contribute more ideas.”
Does that sound familiar to you?
Than may be it makes sense to ask yourself the following questions as a leader:
How do you speak to your employees?
how do you invite your people to think creative?
Is space and time provided to bring new things into the world and to siphon off fresh ideas from everyone?
How do you conduct meetings? How do you manage frequent speakers? Or are you one yourself?
How do you react to annoyed faces in meetings?
How do you praise and criticize? With which tone do you set limits?
Are you physically present or do you only run digitally?
“I just don’t have time for everyone” I hear a lot.
Leaders’ working hours are precious and expensive. However, it becomes more expensive to have overwhelmed or not challenged or unmotivated employees in projects.
IT-professionals often have a lack of soft-/communication-skills? I can’t go with that. My experience in coaching of IT-Leaders: Their daily business is in front of a screen. May be. But in the play-and-game-mode they act couragesly and are unbeatable…
“Mona’s approach to coaching is very unusual:
her acting ability allows her to simulate situations, behaviors and characters.
This gave me the opportunity to practice what I had just learned and new skills and try them out on a practical level.
The sessions were tailored exactly to meet my needs, were very ambitious and effective.
The result of our work has positively changed my life and attitudes.”
After I had spent several years in research, I founded a high-tech company together with three partners where I am now working as CTO.
Mona Klare’s guidance in my transition from scientist to manager was invaluable. She supported me in identifying and executing the appropriate next steps. Not only, but also because of her using methods and tools derived from her career as an actress to go through concrete and real-life situations.
Her approach is efficient and goal-oriented, giving us the opportunity to cover a lot of crucial questions.
I am extremely thankful for her support and I am looking forward to continue to work with Mona Klare.