Many successful business leaders believe
their time is best spent helping their people grow. However, when innumerable
other events compete for their valuable time, opportunities to enhance employee
performance are often delayed or missed entirely.
KRH Consulting provides
services that help busy executives address the professional development of their
people. This process has proven especially valuable for those employees in, or
aspiring to, leadership positions.
Although always tailored to the unique
needs of the organization and individual involved, the process (which typically
occurs in conjunction with the annual performance evaluation cycle) includes the
The employee, supervisor and consultant discuss the
current situation and establish a mutual commitment to the process, timeline,
expected outcomes and confidentiality.
The consultant collects pertinent data to assess the employee's present level
of performance and potential for further development. The consultant conducts
an in-depth interview, administers relevant paper and pencil tests, and interviews
a 360-degree sample of colleagues.
FEEDBACK AND DISCUSSION
consultant provides candid feedback and discusses the findings with the employee.
The employee develops a clear understanding of his/her skills, interests, values,
style, and personality and how they contribute to or hinder success. Highlights
of the report are also reviewed with the supervisor.
ACTION PLAN DEVELOPMENT
After the employee and the supervisor have thoroughly
studied the assessment results, they meet again with the consultant to design
and establish an appropriate professional growth plan.
IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING
During the first year of implementation
of the professional growth plan the employee, supervisor, and consultant meet
(either in person or on the phone) for ongoing coaching, to review progress and
to make any necessary adjustments in the plan. Meeting times, frequency, duration
and location are established at the time the action plan is developed.
After the plan has been in effect for approximately one year
the consultant gathers follow-up data, shares results with the employee and the
supervisor, and together they discuss ideas for further professional growth.
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