New director development: for managers who think they ought to be directors and directors who still think like managers.
Are you really ready to be an effective board director?
Do you appear confident and in control? Or do you sometimes look around the board and inwardly wish to be as good in certain areas as some more experienced directors? Especially in the first few months...
Do you know what specific skills and processes a director needs? How much support did you get at your induction?
Being honest, would you benefit from having some of your lesser skills developed or honed to meet the different needs of a directorship?
If you would, then you will be interested in the comprehensive range of director coaching packages that we offer.
And you should be able to answer these five questions.
That's why we have written a book especially for you: "The New Directors Handbook"
And as a successful director, you are appointed chairman. You've got the chairmanship. Again, different skills needed.
The move from being a manager to a directorship – or from director to chairman – is more than a change in responsibility, it is a major change in behaviour and identity.
For most of your career you will have been becoming more expert in a narrower field, or focusing only on the interests of a single department. Suddenly, you need to have equal responsibility for all departments scanning the external environment for opportunities and developments and joining a new, elite, group at the top.
Formal director training might help you to understand the legal implications of your new role and the responsibilities of company boards. But to help you make the behavioural changes, the best solution is personal support through executive coaching:-
Why not start off with a self assessment exercise? Our on-line BuddyCoach™ competence based assessment tool for directors is free.
You will then have an excellent indication of priority areas to address in a confidential executive coaching programme.
Transition coaching by an experienced external coach, both before and after your appointment will help you make a successful move into this new role. Check out our dedicated directors coaching packages.
These are completely flexible to meet your personal needs and to respond to events and challenges as they arise. However, they are designed to cover the following: -
Brefi Group helps directors and board become more effective by clarifying goals, improving communication and applying good corporate governance.
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