Coaching is a proven strategy to effectively develop leaders, and when you leverage technology you can efficiently develop leaders at scale throughout your organization. But measuring this type of leadership development requires a foundation of data privacy. It is critical to create a safe environment for coachees and non-coachees to share, learn, be challenged, and to grow.
The key to measuring leadership development starts with understanding how to define progress. Coachees and non-coachees need the right questions to draw out deep, and actionable insights. Fewer high quality data points will always beat out a larger volume of low quality data points, and high quality data is necessary to show real results and business impact.
Successfully measuring leadership development also requires consistent engagement. Data collected by combining coachee motivation, coaching experience, innovative technology and intelligently designed data provide fuel for the leadership development journey. Essentially, measuring tangible results is easier to do because you can see them. The data gold is in understanding, measuring, and visualizing a coachee’s intangible growth, which can lead to tangible results.
The leadership development ROI conversation for coaching should be clear. How has a coachee grown and progressed over the past few months? What does their leadership roadmap look like? How will their transformation positively impact your business? With the right leadership development measurement strategy you can answer these questions, and more.
Sounding Board is a leader in the leadership development space. Our Leader Development Platform combines high quality coaching services with a best-of-breed SaaS platform to create a one-of-a-kind experience for coaches, coachees, managers, HR and talent leaders, stakeholders and more.