Executive coaching leverages self-improvement with the need to fulfill the organizational mission.
John focuses on helping managers become more effective leaders by teaching principles of influence, coalition-building and leading up. His engagements utilize a three-step model of assessment, action‑planning, and evaluation.
John is well-versed in the use of assessment tools, includingin-depth interviews, online and verbal 360s, CPI-260/434, Denison, FIRO-B, Hogan, MRG/LEA, and Myers-Briggs Step II.
John Baldoni specializes in helping his clients achieve and demonstrate leadership presence, which he defines as "earned authority." Those with leadership presence demonstrate a strong capacity to project confidence, communicate with conviction, instill trust, and most importantly, lead by example.
John bases his coaching practice on performance improvement. He works with the coachee to help him/her achieve the next level of growth and effectiveness. John's approach involves three key principles:
Assess Where You Stand
Conduct a leadership assessment
Identify strengths upon which to build
Focus on opportunities for improvement
Develop a Plan of Action
Focus on improvement one step at a time
Align coaching goals with organizational intentions
Utilize communications to drive leadership process
Provide Frequent Feedback
Adopt the leader mindset
Follow up on successes
Assess for improvement
Coaching helps leaders achieve intended results by understanding themselves more fully so they can meet the needs of their organization more capably.
John also teaches managers to coach others. Management today involves coaching people as a means of develop their skills to achieve individual and organizational goals. Specifically, John utilizes the Action Coaching Model that shows managers how to:
Plan for a coaching session
Uncover the motivational tick factor
Converse as you coach
The Action Coaching model builds on employee initiative and instills organizational discipline in order to achieve inspired results.
Many of the lessons John teaches are drawn from his fifth book, Great Motivation Secrets of Great Leaders (McGraw-Hill 2005), which explores how leaders create opportunities for people to succeed for themselves and their organizations.