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Dariusz Ambroziak & Victor Wekselberg

Coaching goals based on deep psychological diagnosis and organisational diagnosis can significantly raise the chance of changing certain habits in 6 to 8 weeks

Area: Coaching

Session on Tuesday, Jun 23th, 15:25
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Bio

Dariusz Ambroziak, MBA, organizational psychologist (MA). CEO and Managing Partner at the Gauss Institute in Poland. Author and co-author of many publications concerning the psychology of organizations, including textbooks, monographs and articles. Conducts the following types of consulting projects: organizational and individual diagnosis, supervision of consultants, individual developmental work with managers.

Dr Victor Wekselberg is an organisational psychologist at the Gauss Institute with 40 years of experience in Poland, USA, Serbia, and Croatia. Based on research developed psychological tests (personality, cognitive social skills, sales competencies, HR competencies). He is the author and co-author of many publications concerning the psychology of organisations, including textbooks, monographs, articles and reviews, issued by Polish and foreign papers. He conducts the following types of consulting projects: competence models, selection of managers and specialists, team diagnosis and development, training of managers.

Session

How to effectively change behaviour in 6 to 8 weeks combining deep understanding of organisational psychology, coaching process and management? Based on a case of one managerial developmental program we will present approach that includes the following steps: individual & organisational diagnosis, selection of one or two concrete areas of development for each participant, individual work with one-on-one with a consultant, evaluation of change results.

The main question is how you decide what to change for each participant of a management development program? In our approach we focus on two main sources of information:
- Organisational diagnosis (e.g. organisational strategy and goals, candidate job description)
- Psychological profile of each candidate: temperament, work motivation-related personality traits, situational motivational factors (job characteristics), managerial competencies, and managerial style.

How consultants work with participants? Consultations are conducted at the company setting and a strictly related to the every-day tasks of participants. In addition, the participants are assigned some “home-work” that often is checked via mail or phone.

Results of the Challenge Based Development™ program. The typical changes of the program are of a qualitative nature. As a result of the program managers for example change:
- Goals of meetings with subordinates from strictly informational to making decisions, assigning tasks etc.
- The way the managers utilised such planning tools as Microsoft Outlook
- From management based on mostly coordination towards based on improving cooperation in the department.

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