2 Key Facts:
Only 4% of your employees will make it to the Executive Level
80% of the work gets done, OR NOT, in the trenches
Calling all Department Heads, Training Directors, HR Managers, and anyone else who is responsible for leadership development in your organization:
Does any of this sound familiar?
Employee engagement in your organization is lower than ever. In spite of all the money you’ve spent on leadership training, employees still complain about bad managers/leaders.
They say they don’t get feedback. They say they don’t understand the promotion system.
You still have complaints of discrimination, bullying, and harassment in the workplace, and you’re working like crazy to fend off the related class action suits.
And in spite of all of that, the numbers aren’t changing and the complaints are going up. It’s almost like you gave them more ammunition to use against you. (You did.)
You’ve got legal, ethical, and security flaps happening all over the place. Outsiders are screaming for “accountability” and you’re punishing people as fast as you can but the problem seems to be getting worse, not better.
So you put in more checks and double-checks. It’s costing you money and time, and you still have a gut feeling that you are simply putting your finger in a dike.
Budgets are getting slashed and now the few things you had that seemed to be working are getting closer to the chopping block…if they aren’t gone already.
So, you try providing training, coaching, mentoring in house “for free” using people with minimal training and experience who only have access to the perspective inside your own organization, and who still have their “real job” to manage at the same time.
It’s enough to make you want to PULL YOUR HAIR OUT!!
How do I know? Because I’ve been there! On both sides of the table.
I’ve been the disengaged employee who was definitely in the wrong job, and I’ve been the harried supervisor who just needs stuff to get done without the constant “soap bubble management.” (You know about soap bubble management, don’t you? Where you carefully select every word you say and move you make so nobody gets their feelings hurt and just POPS!)
Here’s the worst part: I’ve even been that internal leadership instructor who taught the leadership tactics and held the party line when class participants would protest, “Yeah, this stuff all sounds great in the classroom but it doesn’t work when I get back to my office.”
But inside I knew they were RIGHT! Why? Because I TAUGHT the stuff and it wasn’t working in our office either!
My name is Martha Wilson. I have served as an active duty Army officer, CIA Operations Officer, staff leadership instructor and transformational coach. (I’m certified in a list of instruments as long as your arm including Myer’s-Briggs Type Indicator and Strengths Deployment Inventory) And I spent a year as the FIRST Chief Security Officer for an $8 billion live entertainment company.
Here’s the thing. You know you have some employees who are very clearly in the wrong job, or even the wrong organization, but the effort required to move them is just too much. You keep hoping they will just go away and free up the space for the right person to step in.
But you don’t trust your employees to do the right thing on behalf of the organization…and they don’t trust you to do the right thing for them. (Don’t shoot the messenger. You know it’s true.)
You’ve invested in your employees. Now you need your employees to invest in themselves.
If your organization is committed to creating employees who are Creative, Innovative, Inclusive, Resilient, Dedicated, Energetic, Flexible, Enthusiastic, even JOYFUL…
Greatness In Government™ can help.
Happy, engaged employees who are self-guided toward the role they are most uniquely and ideally suited to fill. They know when it is time to make a change and do it willingly and gracefully.
Their change is ALWAYS an uplevel for both the individual and the organization.
Discrimination, harassment, bullying, complaints, and violations…all things that come from fear and insecurity…go away because employees now operate from a different inner space.
The investment you’ve previously made in your internal leadership training programs FINALLY pays off. The tactics work as designed! And you are no longer spending precious time, energy and resources fending off class action suits and external investigations.
Your employees now have skin in their own game on your behalf.
Employees gain control over their lives outside the office…finances, relationships, health…so they have more of their best selves to bring into the office daily.
Not to mention fewer security issues from financial difficulties, messy divorces, and delinquent kids.
If that’s closer to what you had in mind, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your specific organization’s needs.
This was exactly what I was looking for without even knowing that I was looking for it. About a year ago there were some pretty big changes at work. Changes in personnel and roles, and I didn’t respond well to the changes. I wanted things to stay the way they were because I was happy. When the changes came along, they really rocked me. The people that are around me, my support system, all said, “what’s going on? We’ve never seen you like this.” There had been such a dramatic downturn in my satisfaction. I saw results immediately. I went into what would have previously been a contentious meeting, and it went great. When I went back to my team with the results after the meeting, their reaction was also positive and productive. Now I go to bed every day feeling confident and satisfied that I made a difference today.”
~Rita B., Nurse Manager, Dept of Veteran’s Affairs
When I found Martha my current job was wonderful. But I previously had another job that was not wonderful and I was dealing with the fallout of that in the other parts of my life. I really needed help in getting the greatness to permeate the other areas of my life because if I’m not great in the other parts of my life, my work will suffer. After working with Martha I have the meaning, passion and focus back in my life and my work. I use the tools Martha teaches with my teams at work and see them becoming more productive and enjoying their work more which makes us all more effective. It allows us to serve our organization and our country on a higher level.
~Kathleen Denton, National Park Service