Scaling technology organisations
At TLT21, we help organisations scale by transforming executives and managers into highly effective, inspiring technology leaders. We work with companies from series A to growth stage, coaching executives and training managers.
When going through hyper-growth, technology leaders deal on a day-to-day basis with an environment that is continuously changing: they have to grow their team, onboard new talents, reach their objectives while keeping team members motivated. To succeed in their role, they need learning that is simple, practical and highly adapted to their environment. To cope with the schedule and demands of busy technology leaders, we blend leadership coaching with microlearning and community.
Leadership coaching allows the learning to be highly personalised and has been proven to increase productivity and employee engagement. Before the coaching process starts, the coachee completes an initial 360 assessment to discover personal strengths, identify areas for improvement and set individual goals. During individual coaching sessions, the coach and the coachee discuss progress made on goals and address current challenges and possible setbacks.
To inspire coachees and enable them to acquire the skills and tools necessary to achieve their goals, the coach shares reading tips, microlearning content and tools during each session.
In between sessions, the coachee will also get introduced to other technology leaders from the TLT21 community to share and learn with peers.
The software industry is currently experiencing a historic pace of growth and, to sustain this growth, organisations need great managers. While there have been many debates about their importance, research has shown that great managers have a significant impact on business outcomes and employee engagement.
In 2008, researchers at Google started Project Oxygen, a company-wide initiative to determine what makes a great manager. They found that great managers made sure that their team consistently sets and achieves objectives. They also shared the following skills:
But acquiring these skills can be challenging, especially when the company is going through hyper-growth. At TLT21, we have developed a training methodology bundled with technology-specific content, to help managers in software organisations become highly effective and inspiring technology leaders.
To cope with the schedule and demands of busy software leaders, the TLT21 training methodology blends group coaching with micro-learning content.
Coaching allows the learning to be highly personalised and has been proven to increase productivity and employee engagement. Before the coaching process starts, each participant completes an initial self-assessment to discover personal strengths, identify areas for improvement and set individual goals. During group coaching sessions participants work collectively on one or two challenges brought by one member of the group. Each group session is linked to a specific topic, like remote management or challenging conversations.
In both cases, microlearning content is recommended at the end of each session to develop skills and consolidate new behaviours. Coaching sessions last 60 minutes and are scheduled every two weeks to allow participants to take action and access the content.
- Time management
- Goal setting
- Collaboration and delegation
- Delivering feedback
- Decision Making
- Planning and priority management
- Managing difficult and conflictual situations
- Coaching team members
- Remote management
- Systems design
- Crafting and delivering visions