Working Resources is a San Francisco Bay Area Executive Coaching Firm Helping Companies Assess, Select, Coach and Retain Emotionally Intelligent Leaders; Strategic Talent Management; Leadership Development; Competency Modeling; Succession Management; and Leadership & Team Building Retreats
Consulting Psychologist and Executive Coach
Innovative Companies Reinvent
“Your work is to discover your work, and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it.” - Buddha
I recently spoke with the VP of Human Resources of a San Francisco Bay Area company regarding providing executive coaching for the company CEO. She asked some very insightful questions to determine fit. She specifically wanted to know how I worked with different personality styles, and my methods for initiating changes in thinking and behavior.
The VP of HR and I spoke about my approach to coaching, and my belief that possessing a psychological understanding of human behavior based on neuroscience and business acumen are important competencies for coaching executives. We also spoke of the need for her organization to create a culture where innovation flourishes.
The VP of HR is interested in partnering with me in helping executives improve their emotional intelligence. We further discussed how high performing company executives can benefit by working with a seasoned executive coach.
When interviewing product managers at Google, hiring managers ranked candidates on four metrics: technical ability, communication skills, intellect and Googliness. A Googley person embodies the values of the company - a willingness to help others, an upbeat attitude, a passion for the company, and the most important, humility.
They asked two heads of engineering to identify the most important characteristic in new hires. Both responded, "humility". For one startup ascertaining humility is so important, it is the first filter in the interview process.
Disruptive companies reinvent. They don't copy and execute someone else's playbook. To be disruptive, a startup's team must cast aside preconceived notions and assumptions about doing things the "right way" and start inventing new ways.
The more time I spend working with creative and innovative companies, the better I understand that there are no templates or best practices. Agile teams face unique market opportunities with distinct market dynamics, sales processes, competitive forces, assets and challenges.
In such circumstances, the best expeditionary force keeps open minds about the way forward. They learn from each other and the market. The first step to learning is an open mindset to new possibilities accepting you don't know everything. What got you here won’t get you to where you need to go.
Are you working in a company where executive coaches provide leadership development to grow emotionally intelligent leaders? Does your organization provide executive coaching for leaders? Sustainable leaders tap into their emotional intelligence and social intelligence skills to create a more compelling future.
One of the most powerful questions you can ask yourself is “Do we have an innovative company that reinvents itself staying true to our core values and purpose?” Emotionally intelligent and socially intelligent organizations provide executive coaching as part of their leadership development programs.
Working with a seasoned cognitive executive coach and leadership consultant trained in emotional intelligence and incorporating assessments such as the Bar-On EQ-I, CPI 260 and Denison Culture Survey can help innovative leaders reinvent for a sustainable future. You can become a leader who models emotional intelligence and social intelligence, and who inspires people to become fully engaged with the vision, mission and strategy of your company.
About Dr. Maynard Brusman
Dr. Maynard Brusman is a consulting psychologist, executive coach and trusted advisor to senior leadership teams. He is the president of Working Resources, a leadership consulting and executive coaching firm. We specialize in helping San Francisco Bay Area companies and law firms assess, select, coach, and retain emotionally intelligent leaders. Maynard is a highly sought-after speaker and workshop leader. He facilitates leadership retreats in Northern California and Costa Rica. The Society for Advancement of Consulting (SAC) awarded Dr. Maynard Brusman "Board Approved" designations in the specialties of Executive Coaching and Leadership Development.