Dew Point Consulting

Coaching Leaders

Everyone watches the boss. Simple but true. Leaders set the tone because people take their cues from the top and act accordingly. Leaders drive an organization’s “mood” and “mood” drives performance. Leaders who foster feelings of engagement with their employees deliver significantly better bottom-line results than those who do not. Common sense, right? Yet so often, people rise to the top because of their technical acumen rather than their capacity to lead and inspire others to do their very best.

My goal is to coach people to further develop the skills that set successful leaders apart from average leaders. Research conducted over the past two decades indicates that emotional intelligence or (EQ) is associated with superior leadership, organizational effectiveness, and financial success. Leaders with these skills have been shown to add as much as 127% more value to the bottom line of their organization than average leaders. I combine expertise in behavioral change with industry best practices to offer a comprehensive and targeted approach to leadership development.

Coaching Managers

“People don’t leave companies, they leave their managers.”
First Break All The Rules

According to findings from a massive in-depth Gallup study of over 80,000 managers in 400 companies, an employee’s relationship to their manager is the primary indicator of retention and productivity.
Check out some of the questions that Gallup determined to be the most powerful core elements needed to attract, focus, and keep the most talented employees:

  • Do I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day?
  • In the last seven days, have I received recognition or praise for good work?
  • Does my supervisor, or someone at work, seem to care about me as a person?
  • Is there someone at work who encourages my development?

It is very apparent that these core elements can only be made possible by having a manager who asks questions, who listens carefully, and who supports individual development.
Rather than provide a one-size fits all approach to management training, I coach managers to understand and develop their staff based upon individuals’ own unique attributes, talents, and personalities. This inevitably leads to satisfied, loyal, and engaged employees who not only do their jobs well, but also are willing to go the extra mile for their managers and their organizations.

What others are saying...

In my career, I have had the opportunity to work with several executive coaches on various subjects. Rita Giacalone stands out from the others in providing accurate assessments and practical suggestions that lead to better professional relationships. I found that she has the knowledge, experience, and personality to work with people in an organization without resorting to ‘flavor-of-the-month’ experiments that you find in the business section of the bookstore. More than any other, she was able to review my environment to identify why things weren’t working well and provided several suggestions for me to implement. In her assessment, she helped me see relationship issues that I misjudged. She gave me tools to help me retrain my judgments which I continue to use in my work and non-work relationships.

Greg Baatrup,
General Manager
Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District

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