Developing leadership skills to turn around a toxic environment
How I helped a Director of Investment Management in a large corporate work on her leadership style, team relationships and to develop her team for improved productivity and cohesive team working.
“I had the great fortune of meeting Joanna not long after I had received my promotion to team head.
When I met Joanna, I was in a tough spot, trying to navigate my way through some difficult political situations within my team and what felt like a very toxic environment. I felt at a bit of a loss and was desperately seeking some help.
After an initial conversation with Joanna, I felt like she would be able to help guide me through the next few months, and so I signed up for a 7-session programme.”
“Joanna got straight to the point, understanding the environment I was in, all the different characters I was dealing with, and started to help me unpick where the issues were.
We spent a lot of time working out where the issues were, the direct conversations I needed to have, but also getting me to see things from a different perspective. The political intelligence helped me to realise that others may not see me the same way that I see myself, and vice versa.“
“I can honestly say that 7 sessions later, I am a different person. I feel so much more confident in myself and my abilities, and often stop to think about how something may be perceived or viewed by my team.
The team is working much more effectively together and the toxic environment is no more which not only helps the working environment, but productivity too.
Joanna really takes the time to understand you, and gets into the nuts and bolts of the issues. I am already planning to have some follow up sessions in a few months to progress even further. Thanks Joanna!“