Beyond Potential, a leader in talent development services, announces its new courses for 2006 designed to influence the results, performance and competitiveness of UK businesses. Beyond Potential provides services to clients that range from coaching to course training and from strategy development to HR process consultancy. Beyond Potential aims to help make its clients’ managers and their management teams more inspired, motivated and skilled than the competition. Details of the new courses for 2006 can be found on the Beyond Potential website.
Talent Development for Businesses
Beyond Potential believes the competitive nature of modern business requires that management teams have the full range of techniques and skills to allow them meet challenging market conditions. “Management teams need to be inspired and motivated,” explains Robin Whittington, the founder of Beyond Potential, “but those who lead, manage others and control work need to be highly skilled as well.” The focus of Beyond Potential’s courses is on leadership and performance, with the intention of releasing reserves of potential which is often frustrated by the routine of working environments.
By planning an integrated “talent development” approach Beyond Potential seeks to give managers a crucial edge in helping to develop their performance leadership qualities. Robin describes the benefits of the process, “from the pre-recruitment stage, right through to realising the potential of your most valuable and talented people you will be able to secure a return from the investments you are making.” Beyond Potential performance leadership courses also help managers to understand the strategies required to retain talented people, and how to realise their full potential. “Financial numbers are critical to the business,” says Robin, “but it is the contribution of people in the organisation that will always have the biggest influence on results, performance and competitiveness.”
Training and Management Development
So much depends on the performance, skill and attitudes of a management team. An organisation may have the natural talent available to it, and have recruited some good managers, but the crucial qualities of attitude, leadership skills and knowledge may be lacking. “In order to deliver results that meet the standards and demands of fast moving markets, leadership competency is essential in triumphing over a range of work challenges,” explains Robin. Beyond Potential offers companies the chance to create career and personal development plans for professionals in any organisation, whether they are in management positions with staff responsibilities or not.
All management development and leadership training is customised and tailored to suit client needs. Performance and productivity improvement strategies for teams and individuals are prominent in the new program for 2006. The Beyond Potential method focuses on leadership competency in the context of business needs and integrates with its specific culture and values, to increase the effectiveness of leadership training courses.
Talent Management Strategies
There is little argument about the need to find and grow the talented people who will determine the success of any enterprise, be it commercial or a public service organisation. There are several stages when adopting a business strategy which supports a culture where truly talented people are encouraged and motivated to add the most value to the business. “Selecting, engaging and retaining talented people does not happen by accident,” explains Robin. “It must be carefully planned and resourced to be effective.” For example the latest techniques in web based recruiting are able to save significant amounts of time and money thereby promoting efficiencies and consistency in selection processes. Beyond Potential offers its clients the support they need in building an effective talent development strategy and in creating a sustainable HR approach to nurturing talent for high performing businesses.
More and more management coaching involves the provision of solutions which cannot be achieved by group training. A one to one or team coach approach is often the key to realising business and personal goals. The process stimulates individuals or groups to generate and plan for their own solutions and provides them with the motivation to act. Beyond Potential provides a range of services in this area with experienced coaches including: business coaching; communications coaching including key presentation preparation; career management coaching. Within the coaching clinic course Beyond Potential provides training for directors, managers and supervisors to use coaching techniques themselves; in addition coaching is offered for those experiencing redundancy to support their adjustment and the job search process.
Coaching and Career Management
Beyond Potential provides support coaching for individuals facing major career challenges. “There are occasions in an individual’s career when either a major decision has to be made or a career crisis such as redundancy takes them by complete surprise,” explains Robin. “It is helpful to have an independent coach to work with individual as they come to terms with a new and often unexpected situation.” Beyond Potential coaches have the skills to challenge and to broaden people’s thinking, thereby helping to prepare an action strategy which instils motivation, creative thinking and an increasingly positive approach. The benefits of the Beyond Potential approach are mainly found in the re-establishment of self confidence and self awareness. The individual develops a good understanding of their own capability relative to a wide variety of options and opportunities. The Beyond Potential method ensures that the whole impetus comes from the individual being coached and not the coach, who acts as the process and ideas stimulator and facilitator.
Courses and Development Programmes for 2006
Beyond Potential is now completing its third year of supporting the talent development needs of its customers. Building on success and experience it has established 4 key course focus areas. These include: 1) Talent Development processes and their supporting plans and activities; 2) coaching - ranging from business coaching to the training of managers to coach, to the support of your training staff activities; 3) focus on five specific core training courses which are designed to help less experienced and newer managers to be more effective in their daily work; 4) performance management processes, training and innovation. The customisation and preparation of new courses will continue unchanged from previous years.
About Beyond Potential
Beyond Potential (beyondpotential.co.uk) is a consultancy business that delivers training based on performance improvement strategies using talent management and development as a key motivator for successful learning. Beyond Potential operates within a group of professional human resources (HR) developers and trainers. It specialises in providing training and development services to companies and other organisations. Beyond Potential solutions are uniquely customised for clients and are delivered to the highest quality standards.
Beyond Potential was founded by Robin Whittington and is located in Kent in South East England. For details of the services Beyond Potential offers to businesses that believe in investing in the performance and potential of their management and staff, please contact Robin Whittington to explore the products and services relevant to your needs.