Number 4 Consulting can support you in the following ways....
We have a 360 approach to our bespoke consulting, covering everything from feedback and self awareness to leadership and succession plans
Better understand your leadership traits and gain a greater awareness of how others see and perceive you. A six question ‘feelings based’ questionnaire (totally anonymised) will be completed by your team and other key personnel and a summary feedback report will be produced, from which you will be able to create a meaningful personal development document.
Its not all about numbers… its about understanding each colleague and each team and finding out how to enhance performance, maximise potential and develop the brand. We will look at meeting structures, agenda setting, contracting, time-bound action planning, and ‘follow through’. Practise doesn’t necessarily ‘make perfect’, but it will make us more effective and improve that ‘self-awareness’ element, so we will observe live meetings, both at individual and team level, to enable you to continue to build upon our personal development plan.
Understand the difference between ‘Leadership’ and ‘Management’ and assess where you are on the scale. How much time do you spend ‘in the business’ as opposed to ‘on the business’? Who are your leadership role models and why? What is the difference between ‘coaching’ and ‘teaching’? How would you best describe your coaching skills? What coaching models are you using, and most importantly, who ‘coaches the coach’?
Leaders need to better understand the DNA of their people. Through the ‘colour insight’ awareness activity, you will develop new leadership skills and heighten your self-awareness. We will practise scenarios and challenge our natural persona in the meeting place environment, ultimately leading to more consistent and more ‘value added’ interactions.
We look at environment, we look at style, we look at pace, we look at technique, we look at empathy and we assess what to ‘dial up or dial down’ in your own graphic equaliser. How effective are your interviewing skills, and what might you do differently next time? How comfortable are you in ‘face to face’ interviews, and how are you adapting to interviewing in the ‘virtual’ environment in which you may now be operating.
What does it look like in your business? What is your three year plan re ‘succession’? What procedures do you have in place to identify and nurture future talent in the business. Do you adopt any reverse mentoring processes across your business? What would happen to your business if you were unable to be at the helm over the next three years?
Number 4 Consulting can support you, your business and your team in the following ways:
From business planning, cashflow management, motivating and engaging your team and operational and internal governance...find out more
From 360º feedback and self-Awareness reports, to motivating and engaging the team and leadership and coaching skills...find out more
Steve has worked with and supported our business for several years. He is a confident, charismatic and effective leader and a strong communicator. He has the ability to ‘move things on at a pace’, and at the same time, take a genuine interest in the people and the business. He has made a positive contribution to our business in terms of the bottom line, our strategic direction and our internal people development programmes.
From seeing Steve’s effective, considered and professional approach during meetings, I have worked with him in developing my business and leadership skills. This involved coaching sessions in person and on the internet; both were incredibly helpful, stimulating and thought provoking enabling me to have a greater awareness of effective management and leadership styles. I would definitely recommend Steve as an engaging and knowledgeable coach and mentor.
Steve has helped me develop my management skills over the past year. His patience and expertise has been invaluable to me. His sessions are great because they focus on how to get the best from your team as well as how to manage up. I couldn’t recommend Steve enough.
Steve Elsom is one of the region’s most experienced and valued thought and practice leaders in assisting businesses to grow sustainably, and effectively brand and articulate their core offers. Steve has selflessly employed these skills during his long association with Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, both to boost our efforts to support our members and to help raise the game of the wider Suffolk business community.
Steve Elsom has been delivering training workshops for the Huntingdon Racecourse team during the past 3 years. The workshops have been exceptionally beneficial and the contents have ranged from team building to innovation. The events have enabled Huntingdon Racecourse to introduce improved working conditions and to create ‘new concepts’ that have proven successful. Steve’s delivery and communication encourages individuals to think ‘creatively’ and has helped shape a forward thinking working culture.