'VIRTUAL COACHING' PROGRAM

 

DEVELOP THE VIRTUAL COACHING SKILLS OF YOUR GLOBAL LEADERS

  • Do your leaders manage people located all over the region or world?
  • Would you like closer and more informal reporting relationships within your Virtual Teams?
  • Would you like to build virtual trust between your virtual team leaders and their (far away) reports?
  • Are your organization's Virtual Team managers waiting until they are face-to-face with their reports to have more meaningful developmental conversations?
  • Are employees with a boss located far away not getting the developmental discussions they deserve?

AS A SENIOR TEAM LEADER OR SENIOR HR PROFESSIONAL, YOU CAN:

  • Develop Virtual Team leaders who can conduct important developmental conversations with their reports remotely
  • Help Virtual Team leaders increase trust and deeper relationships with their far-away direct reports
  • Save significantly on travel expenses caused by 'I'll address this the next time I see him/her.'
  • Achieve the above via a 100% virtually run program

To engage with your Virtual Team members, you must be masterful at balancing task and relationship ... from a distance. Do you have the right skills? Contact us to make sure you do.

RESEARCH EXPLAINS THE SPECIAL SKILL-SET NEEDED WHEN COACHING VIRTUALLY

 

Virtual leaders must have sharpened listening skills and learn to listen not only to what is said/written but also to what is not said/written. They need to learn to listen to the words as well as to the voice, the intonation, the speed of the delivery, etc. In each conversation there is a huge richness of data about the speaker and we only understand a little part in face-to-face communications. Virtual leaders need to learn how to understand the rest. 

Ghislaine Caulat

Ashridge Business School Communication

tips from Virtual Leadership

 

Silences in an audio environment might appear much longer than they actually are.  Three seconds in an audio-environment might feel like ten seconds in a face-to-face setting. It is important to resist the need to jump into the silence too fast because it feels unpleasant. Silences bear in themselves exactly as much data as words. For leaders it is key to learn to explore them in an unthreatening manner [in order] to develop intimacy in virtual teams.

Virtual Leadership

The Ashridge Journal 360°

Autumn 2006

Courtesy of Fredrik Fogelberg, Virtual Team Expert

 

HOW WE HAVE HELPED CUSTOMERS:


Case:  A group of geographically spread senior executives participated in a leadership program containing both face-to-face and virtual components. They practiced coaching each other during one of the virtual sessions, making use of technology that allowed the privacy of 'virtual break-out rooms'. Feedback given included:

  • This virtual coaching has strengthened our relationship

  • I am amazed at how easy virtual coaching is

  • Virtual coaching is very effective

  • I am very motivated to do this in my everyday work

  • This is very applicable in many different types of virtual meetings

  • I realize the need to be totally focused

  • The physical barrier will no longer be a barrier

  • It felt natural, just like face-to-face

We work closely with Nomadic IBP, a company at the forefront of Virtual Leadership.

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