Three month program focused on self-leadership and high functioning teams
This high performing team was delivering strong results for the business when people challenges emerged in mid-2020. Magnified by COVID, the situation created a level of tension and dysfunction.
Not one to let issues grow, the Business Unit Manager got on the front foot by engaging Yo&Co to surface and shift the frustrations that were holding individuals and the team back.
This work coincided with some key appointments and a business strategy review. To achieve their challenging market share target for the 2020 calendar year, it was essential that everyone felt valued and included, and onboard with the overall strategy.
We ran coaching, workshops and an interactive communications campaign exploring:
In the words of participants:
“This program is a great way to realign your priorities and capture a new energy in bringing your best self to your team and work”
“A great program for our team at this time with some real breakthroughs”
“I learnt what my colleagues from different teams saw in me, my strengths, what they valued, what they thought I could improve and how this would in their opinion be best for the team”
Completion of the Squadify team acceleration platform to identify challenges and opportunities, complemented by two full day workshops developing solutions.
This team of eight is a collegiate, cooperative and purpose-driven. When the new CEO joined the organisation, she was keen to tackle the attitudinal and behavioural challenges that often emerge in long tenured teams that are deeply passionate about their work.
She engaged Yo&Co to focus on:
Initial team effectiveness program followed up by targeted workshops and ongoing coaching.
Yo&Co started working with Munro Partners in 2019 when they were a team of 10. They had experienced exceptional growth in funds under management and knew investment in their culture was essential to ensure their ongoing success. While they were a tight team of high performers, individualist thinking, getting stuck in ruts after making the wrong call, and a tendency to defer to leadership were among the mindset and behavioural challenges the three founders were keen to address.
Our engagement started with 1 on 1 interviews to identify everyone’s perspective on the team’s greatest growth opportunities. From there, Yo&Co developed a workshop series targeting self-awareness, other-awareness and adaptability.
The team has grown to 18, FUM continues to grow and investment performance is strong. Yolanda continues to induct new team members in key adaptive leadership concepts, and provides ad-hoc support to the leadership team and 1 on 1 coaching on an as needed basis.
Our client was keen to support its newly appointed partners in their transition from being an individual producer to a people leader.
As any professional services firm knows, time is money, so these 2-hour sessions needed to be highly targeted and on point to have an impact.
Functional leaders were also developed in separate sessions focusing on how they can have more impact across the firm.
The sessions targeted the one big mindset and behavioural shift (i.e., adaptive challenge) participants could make to improve their leadership effectiveness.
Some of the challenges the participants took on included: