Professional Development

Would you like your employees to have a “no problem, it can be done” attitude?

Is your staff turnover high?

Are employees less productive than they could be?

Do your managers struggle to engender respect and loyalty?

Are your executives burning out?

Why Develop Managers?

You need a leadership and management development tutor.

A tutor helps managers develop crucial skills: skills to understand people, motivate them, develop and retain them: the skill to find and capitalise the strengths of the individuals, to make the team greater than the sum of the parts.

Alison has a vast and practical working knowledge of a multitude of business sectors from healthcare to manufacturing, insurance, human resource, equine care, wellness, hospitality, IT, and financial. She has repeatedly put together teams that outperform their competitors: teams displaying loyalty and performance beyond the norm. More importantly she is able to coach others to do the same. Alison works individually, or in small groups, with managers, to guide them to develop those same crucial skills.

Why Develop Managers?

“Only 7% of employees will go the extra mile” was the heading of an article in the FAnews, April 2005.

The article went on to state that a 2005 survey conducted in SA showed that 78% of employees are underproductive primarily because managers at all levels do not know how to inspire people and reward those who go the extra mile.

Alan Whitaker, CEO of the London based Future Winners International says “there is so much evidence that companies, in which managers invest time in leading their people, vastly outperform their competitors.”

Improving these statistics is surprisingly easy. If your employees are not part of the 7% that do go the extra mile Alison would be happy to work with you and your managers, to help you to move them into that elite minority.

What Does Leadership and
Management Development Do?

  • increases personal insight and self-awareness
  • improves communications
  • develops interpersonal understanding
  • introduces new concepts and principles
  • develops an appropriate balance between results-driven management and people-driven management
  • empowers managers to motivate & inspire their teams
  • encourages the identification and use of individuals’ strengths to develop an effective team
  • encourages effective delegation and performance management
  • affords the opportunity to work through alternative approaches to crises such as the departure of a senior manager or a colleague
  • enables the manager to earn respect, trust and loyalty
  • enables more effective choices through greater awareness of possibilities
  • accelerates the individual’s or group’s progress

All programmes are customised to the needs of the company and the individuals. 

 

 

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Leadership Development Tutoring

or Training Courses?

  • Both training courses and tutoring have their place.
  • Training courses are ideal for teaching large numbers of people skills quickly.
  • Tutoring releases the value of previous training interventions – converts the knowledge into action.
  • Tutoring is ideal for developing people and communication skills, and leadership.
  • Tutoring is customised to the individuals’ specific needs.
  • Sufficient time is spent on concepts to make them real and applicable to each individual’s circumstances.
  • Interaction is informal, encouraging discussion, openness and honesty.
  • New ideas and skills are moved from the head to the heart. Change is internalised

How is Leadership Development Structured? 
Sessions are one and a half hours long.
They are held once a week, with individual managers or in small groups of three to five, at the work premises.
The duration of a course is initially three to six months and then reviewed.

How is Leadership Development Structured? 
Sessions are one and a half hours long.
They are held once a week, with individual managers or in small groups of three to five, at the work premises.
The duration of a course is initially three to six months and then reviewed.

Professional Development

The Next Step

Contact me for an appointment to discuss your needs.

What is Executive Leadership Support?

Alison’s broad life experiences and specific expertise in management have also equipped her to guide executives.

The aim of the sessions is to bring about sustained behavioural change and to transform the quality of the executive’s working and personal life. The focus is always on the individual’s working life but sessions frequently focus on interpersonal development, personal change and transformation. In addition

Alison is able to offer knowledge, insight, perspective and wisdom.

Professional Development board

Why Offer Support to your Executives?

There are two views on what makes a successful company. Either it is the quality of business decisions made by the executive management or it is the quality of the people employed by the company. As is often the case the true answer is a combination of both.

The company executives are key to both. Executives need to have business savvy, technical skills and the guts to make decisions. None of which will achieve success if they can’t communicate the company vision to their staff, and inspire and motivate the staff to contribute their own skills and energy to that vision.

Executives need to be good managers and they need to be leaders. They are under pressure from the top, the bottom and outside. They have to play a supreme balancing act between the needs of the business, the employees and their personal life. Executive leadership support helps develop the skills and the balance to achieve success.

 

How is Executive Leadership Support Structured?

Sessions are one and a half hours long.
They are initially held once a week, with individual Executive managers, at the work premises or off-site.
The duration of a course is six months and then reviewed.

Testimonials

Alison helped me to work through a really sticky problem that I was finding extremely challenging. I felt confused about several aspects of the situation, and could not even begin to think through it because it felt so jumbled in my mind.  She helped me to take the whole jumble apart into smaller bits. As I talked, she drew pictures and a clearer picture started to emerge of all the aspects and pieces involved. She sees and hears patterns emerge.  We were able to break it down into even smaller pieces as we discussed each one.

It was such a relief to see these aspects of the issue down on paper. It didn’t feel like such a massive jumble in my head and heart anymore. She helped me to start making sense of one aspect at a time.

Liesel Teversham
Coach for HSP Introverts

Testimonials

By the end of the session we’d worked through enough of it that I felt much clearer and calmer. I had more peace, more perspective and clarity about why the situation was so tough to sort through. It was much more complex than even I had thought. In the course of one session so much has shifted that it now feels like a wonderful gift to have been in this situation, instead of a terrible ordeal.

Liesel Teversham
Coach for HSP Introverts

Testimonials

Alison brings experience, skill, and intuition to every interaction. There is wisdom and ease in the way she works.
She has an amazing ability to help one find clarity in complex situations; she asks the right questions and creates the space and structure for you to figure it out, and when needed she is able to easily shift into making suggestions for you to consider. One enters the conversation confused, and comes out with clarity, peace, and a way forward.

Alison listens deeply to you, and without making assumptions. She recognises the complexities and realities of the situation/environment you are working with. Her “space” is people – not theoretically but practically and holistically – people as whole beings, working in the real business space.

N
Agile Consultant

Testimonials

I am still grateful for our sessions. It was about a year ago that we started. And I still reap the benefits every day. One of the things that has helped me tremendously – with everything – is that thing of pushing. I am so incredibly grateful that Enid recommended you. Our sessions were life-changing.

G
Freelancer

Testimonials

Thank you for making me come up with tangible action points and targets and triggering new ideas

K
Business Owner

Testimonials

I’ve learned to communicate smartly and not only with the other managers, but with my team as well. Instead of ordering people around, I ask. I use words such as “would you mind”, ‘can you please” and that is contributing to the positive vibe that is within my team currently. Whatever I ask them to do, they do it 101% with all the sacrifices. This has also assisted me to deal positively with situations that otherwise might have resulted in conflicts.

MS
Regional HR Manager

Testimonials

I’ve learned to communicate smartly and not only with the other managers, but with my team as well. Instead of ordering people around, I ask. I use words such as “would you mind”, ‘can you please” and that is contributing to the positive vibe that is within my team currently. Whatever I ask them to do, they do it 101% with all the sacrifices. This has also assisted me to deal positively with situations that otherwise might have resulted in conflicts.

MS
Regional HR Manager

Testimonials

The results of having Alison as a coach were reflected in the positive evaluations of the unit as it went through different phases of growth. More so, she also supported me to keep what I was good at while shifting the boundaries and learning to take on my leadership role more overtly. She has supported me from running a small Chief Directorate in National Treasury, through the setting up of a Trading Entity and having the delegated responsibility of an Accounting Officer to the establishment of a Government Component, a form of Public Entity.

The value of Alison’s coaching is that she supported me in having confidence in myself, to trust my gut and thus my ‘way of being and doing’ which filtered down to the staff. As I change my position, I am leaving staff behind which knows how to request support, not be afraid to admit that they are struggling emotionally on the job, and have the courage to show their vulnerability and do something about it. Alison has enabled me to support staff to use the opportunity to bring the best of them to and be productive in the workplace and hopefully enjoy their work.

The National Treasury received value for money and the Technical Assistance Unit (TAU), which I head, really got a big return on this investment by allowing me to do executive coaching with her. She is true to her slogan “growing people, growing businesses”. With great appreciation,

Eileen Meyer
Head: Technical Assistance Unit, National Treasury

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Alison Gitelson

Call +27(0)82 573 9179

Email info@canbeedone.co.za

Based in South Africa - Working Globally

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