Coaching and mentoring

Team Dynamics

When a member of a leadership team is clearly struggling to perform, some organisations’ first instinct is to start looking for a replacement.

It may be surprising to know that at Swann, we recommend a radically different approach.

Often, an individual’s failure is a symptom of a wider problem in the team. And if that is the case, the next candidate is just as likely to flounder.

When you appreciate that the severance package, lost productivity, team disruption and associated costs can run into seven figures, the option of helping the individual to perform provides a very cost-effective alternative.

Swann’s team dynamics assessment pinpoints why leadership teams do not work well together and why normally capable people appear to be unable to deliver the results you expect.

We then coach your leadership team individually and collectively to raise their performance to another level.

This is a strategic approach focussed on and reporting against deliverable results that our coaches will agree with you at the start of the programme.

Clients experience significant, measurable results within three to six months, which compares favourably with the time required for a senior hire.

And if, at the end of the programme, we simply confirm your original concerns about one individual, the insights generated will put you in a powerful position to ensure a better fit next time, avoiding the enormous damage and costs of a poor hiring decision.  

Individual Coaching and Mentoring

Swann also provides one-to-one mentoring and executive coaching to new members of your team, helping them settle in and start in the right way, and to existing senior leaders wishing to raise their game.