Creating Readiness for Coaching in Organizations

SHRM 2011 Annual Conference
This session provides practical solutions to business leaders and HR practitioners to create a culture for successful coaching as well as learn from successful coaching interventions in corporate Asia.
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Track: International HR

The centre of gravity of the corporate world is shifting perceptibly towards Asia and the emerging markets. Growth is fast becoming the language of business and performance enhancement, leadership development and people are invariably its grammar and dialects. Executive coaching in corporate Asia is steadily gaining momentum. It is considered a powerful and enabling tool for developing individuals, teams and organizations. However, the emerging markets provide a highly cross-cultural environment and there are many challenges in the context of acceptance, introduction and effectiveness of the coaching methodology. In order to make executive coaching interventions effective and successful it is imperative to create a sense of readiness in the organization. How does one prepare the ground? Is there a structured, systematic methodology? Can one create a kind of “conditioning” for coaching implementation? How does one influence the stakeholders? Is there a way to convert coaching into a strategic solution for business, people and organization success? Creating readiness for coaching in organizations is a new and orderly framework that provides the recipe for executive coaching – “the curry, chow mein way”! This session will answer those questions.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Radhakrishnan B. Menon

Radhakrishnan B.
Having gained a post graduate degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from the Tata Institute Of Social Sciences (TISS, class of 1979), Radhakrishnan B. Menon went on to accumulate a wide range of experience and accomplishments in Human Resources Management with best-in-class global organizations. Radha (as he is known) has worked for over twenty eight years in the HR function in leadership, strategic and operational roles across diverse businesses, categories and cultures. Radha is currently Managing Director of LBW (Leadership in Business Worldwide) Consulting Private Ltd, a distinctive, Leadership Development consulting company. He was until recently, the Executive Director–Human Resources for Cadbury, Indian Subcontinent. He continues to serve the Board of Cadbury as a non-executive Director. Radha’s career highlights include over seventeen years in exciting HR Leader roles : Executive Director – HR, Cadbury (ISC), Vice President – HR, GE Lighting India, Vice President – HR, GE Plastics India and Vice President – HR, Bausch & Lomb India. He also had early career stints as Personnel Manager, Hindustan Lever and with American Express as Manager- Employee Relations, India & Area. Radha’s experiences involve successful interventions in business start-ups, turnarounds acquisitions and organization transformations. His accomplishments include business partnering, organization design, HR strategy, talent acquisition, leadership development, coaching, culture building, industrial relations, employee engagement and CSR initiatives. Well versed in global best practices, Radha has trained in GE Crotonville and also had a 2-year stint in Europe with GE Plastics based in Netherlands. He has interacted extensively in emerging and developed markets in Asia Pacific, USA and Europe and has worked at all four regions in India. Sharing experiences, creative thinking, writing and sports, especially cricket, are his passions. An accomplished conference speaker, Radha is also an avid reader of management and sports books. During his college days he was a successful broadcaster and a Cricket Commentator for All India Radio. Radha has chaired CSR initiatives of global organizations which have resulted in successful community development projects. And now with the creation of LBW Consulting he is all set to contribute to India’s amazing growth story in the world of business.
LVCC N210-212
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Global Credit