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Many employees reach the executive ranks because they have specialized knowledge or technical skills that are crucial to your organization. Sometimes that means these new executives have not developed the interpersonal or communication skills necessary to be completely successful at this higher level.
Your job as an HR professional is to coach these individuals or even intervene between them and their employees on occasion. Having an assessment tool like DiSC® can help you and the executives you coach have a common language and a deeper understanding of everyone’s behaviors.
The “conventional wisdom” is that technical employees don’t make good managers or executives…and many times, they don’t! If the employee has a tolerance for the “people interaction” needed to operate on an executive team, coaching with a personality assessment tool like the DiSC® can make the difference between success and failure.
How Can You Help Your Leaders Communicate Better?
Start with deploying the right tools to help them relate better to staff and coworkers. Using an online assessment DiSC® from Wiley Publishing, you and your co-workers and team members can learn new skills and methods to thrive at work. Not only will you be able to manage conflict, oftentimes caused by the differences in communication styles, but you will also proactively learn how to bridge differences and move forward.
Want a DIY Approach to Improving Company Communications?
Get the Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification to train employees and build better teamwork through improved communications. Courses are given in easy-to-take modules and start next week. Contact me for more details or connect with me on LinkedIn.
Often – for many reasons – the top Human Resources professional is not a member of the executive team. Given the responsibility of hiring staff, people development and employee training, it is critical you connect with upper management to make certain you are on the same page. While it would be optimal to be on the team, you can still influence team members from outside the group.
As you guide and support your department in performing their usual HR duties, keep these 4 strategies in mind:
- Know the operation. If you have not held a line position (or even if you have) it is especially important to really understand every aspect of the business. Spend as much time as it takes to learn what each department does and how the structure all works together.
- Be a resource. Using your performance consulting skills, encourage your partners in other departments to use your department’s knowledge and expertise to solve their unique issues.
- Do your own PR. Take every opportunity that presents itself to communicate to the executive team members how your department’s hard work and talents have positively affected the bottom line.
- Be the compliance keeper. When you need to perform the many risk-reducing duties that come with your position, remember to “sell” the need to adhere to the rules and laws. Remind everyone of the consequences if rules and the law are not followed.
Get DiSC® Facilitation Trainer Certified
Become certified in the Everything DiSC Facilitation Trainer program, A Wiley Company and you can be invaluable at shaping the dynamics and culture of your organization. You will learn and experience the Everything DiSC model, its applications, and research, as well as receive hands-on experience using the facilitation materials. The results you get will ensure better onsite teamwork, less mediator time and improved employee morale. Oh, and you instantly become more valuable to the leadership team!
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