Case Study: Jane - HR Director
" William's approach gave depth to my development as a leader and added value to my organisation. ”
A year into her role as HR Director for a 180,000 strong services PLC, Jane was feeling the heat. She was trying to implement a new recruitment system across every single division and continent they were operating in. And her people were struggling to keep up with her...
While Jane was fast moving and on-the-ball, her colleagues weren’t necessarily operating at her levels of motivation and general pace. So when William started working with her, the challenge was harnessing her team, dealing with internal rivalry and managing Jane’s own energy levels.
William spent the first couple of sessions helping Jane develop a three-way plan. It looked at her business goals, and the things she needed to make happen to achieve them. It looked at what she needed to address in herself, and her leadership style. And it looked at the behaviours and atmosphere she needed to develop in her team.
" When the work pressure was at its greatest, William brought me to a more peaceful space where I could look at my stress from a distance and have more perspective on how I manage myself.”
Jane really appreciated having an uncluttered space to think straight and stand back from a situation that could often become really emotional. By exploring her own leadership style, she discovered that the efficiency and speed that were such powerful strengths could leave colleagues straggling when she really pushed it. This also cranked up her own stress levels, which actually made her work less effectively. So one of Jane’s strongest learning points has been discovering how to change the pace she worked at.