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Stakeholder Centered Coaching for Guaranteed & Measurable Leadership Growth


Leadership growth and improving effectiveness happens at work while interacting with stakeholders!

Most successful leaders / managers today have a good intellectual understanding of the various management tools & skills required to lead an organisation successfully. Therefore the major leadership challenges for managers and executives today is NOT understanding the practice of leadership, BUT practicing their understanding of leadership. For successful organisational leaders to become more effective, leadership change needs to be positive, sustained, recognised and acknowledged by their stakeholders (and others).

Marshall Goldsmith – Stakeholder Centered Coaching is a real time on the job process that is highly effective and time efficient. Accelerating leadership growth and effectiveness is about changing behaviors and creating new processes & habits while interacting with others (stakeholders) on the job.


Awareness and Acceptance is not enough!

Coaching frequently focuses on assessing leadership effectiveness and action planning which results in a strong emphasis on awareness and acceptance. As a result the leader intellectually understands where leadership change would be desirable and how leadership change would lead to higher effectiveness. Though this step is critical at the outset of the coaching process as it defines the ‘intent of the leader to change’, it often times results in a long list of good action intentions that might not see the light of day.


Action and Acknowledgement is key!

Marshall Goldsmith – Stakeholder Centered Coaching takes the leadership change process further, outside the leader’s office, and into his work environment with the stakeholders. Stakeholders can provide important and insightful suggestions for behavioral change that would help leaders to become more effective on the job. The Stakeholder Centered Coaching process includes a strong emphasis on action implementation and follow through to make change stick, thus creating more effective leadership behaviors and habits. Leadership growth has only real value through implementing change that is sustained, recognised and acknowledged by stakeholders in the workplace. Perception is reality.


Stakeholder Centered Coaching guarantees measurable leadership growth

The efficacy of Marshall’s Stakeholder Centered Coaching approach has been clearly demonstrated:

  • A comprehensive study among 11,000 business leaders in 6 multinational companies on 4 continents concluded that 95% of leaders who consistently applied the Stakeholder Centered Coaching process measurably improved their leadership effectiveness. This study is described ‘Leadership is a contact sport’ (Strategy & Business September 2004).

Results from 11,000 business leaders in 8 multinational companies on 4 continents. Source: ‘Leadership is a contact sports’ Strategy & Business September 2004
  • Numerous great top executives, leadership thought leaders and HR development professionals have firsthand experience in working with Marshall Goldsmith and applying his Stakeholder Centered Coaching process for themselves and their organisations.
  • Stakeholder Centered Coaching does not require any ‘extra valuable time’ from busy business executives as the coaching and leadership change process is integrated in his/her leadership role on the job.
  • The Stakeholder Centered Coaching program includes a success guarantee. Our commitment is to support leaders to become more effective in their organisation, which is demonstrated in our coaching service fee structure where 50% to 100% of the coaching fees (for the yearlong program) are subject to measurable growth in leadership effectiveness of the leaders as assessed by his/her stakeholders.

I offer an 1 hour session free of charge where we get to know each other, I understand what is that you need support with, and more about your business. You will understand how I work, how the process works, and we discuss what your challenges and expectations are.

Please contact me by clicking here and book a Free Strategy Session.

For more details on Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching Process, please click here. And for more details on the 360 Global Leader of the Future Assessment which accompanies the programme, please click here.

Wishing you great success,


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