Targeted Challenge A large pharmaceutical company was rolling out an initiative for managers of scientists around core conversations they were expected to have with their direct reports. The scientist managers knew what they had to do, but did not know how since these types of conversations were new and intimidating.
Sharp Solution The pharmaceutical company partnered with us to provide support and learning to their scientist managers. The initiative focused on building the skills and confidence of high potential scientists. Through a series of monthly interactive sessions the scientist managers learned how to have these conversations as well as developed an ongoing peer network to support one another.
Targeted Challenge A bank that was in a growth spurt was having challenges within their IT department. The IT leaders were focused on the tactical side of their work, but communication between infrastructure and development was breaking down and creating silos.
Sharp Solution We worked with the head of IT to tailor an initiative on emotional intelligence and influence. A session with all IT managers served as a kickoff for the initiative. Each manager went through a 360 process focused on emotional intelligence. These insights provided participants with an understanding of their colleagues’ preferences and practical strategies on how to lead IT more effectively across the organization.
Targeted Challenge A Fortune 500 media company was in the midst of change after change. This created a lack of confidence, ownership, and focus in their sales force.
Sharp Solution The company worked with us to identify key messages to challenge attitudes and build skills for a lasting impact. A keynote address was given at an international event for the senior executives. Leadership development initiatives were rolled out to the sales force that were aligned with the organization’s direction. This strategic tactic built the sales team’s confidence and competence related to dealing with the changes and focusing on what they do best: selling.