A large, multinational Aerospace and Defense company had a large group of frontline and mid-level managers that had been promoted for their technical competence. To advance in their careers, they needed to develop a clear understanding of the role as a leader, and how to apply critical leadership concepts with their teams.
The Tandem Solution
After some initial consultation, we created a customized leadership development program that addressed about a dozen important aspects of leadership to make the transition from individual technical expert to leader. The program provided online self-study with TandemToolsTM to help participants apply new concepts on the job. Throughout the four-month program, participants were supported through small group coaching sessions to adapt the tools to their unique culture.
Several thousand new leaders completed the program over a three-year period. Participants consistently rated the program high for helping them apply new concepts on the job. The client reported higher levels of performance and a stronger “bench” of potential leaders eligible for promotion within the company.
I was supposed to leave my coaching session for another meeting, but I was so enthralled by the discussion that I just had to stay
— Program Participant