HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

what we do

People Development

Our people development practice focuses on accelerating the development of Japan-based leaders, and their teams, with an emphasis on building effective global leadership skills. 
The Human Element has committed itself, over the past decade, to adapting research-based, best practice coaching, training, and action learning methods to Japanese and hybrid organizational contexts. We have co-created with our clients, programs that address the needs of:

⇢ Emerging Japanese Female Global Leaders (applied research study, 2009)

⇢ Japanese middle-managers in globally-facing roles (group coaching & blended learning solutions)

⇢ Japanese leading dispersed international teams (coaching, targeted skills training)

⇢ Senior Japanese leaders in global roles (participatory action research project, 2016)

EXECUTIVE COACHING SOLUTIONS

Executive coaching is a customized, high-impact development solution that enables organizations to rapidly build the capability of individuals and teams. The Human Element has been a pioneer of this approach in Japan. We utilize research-based, best practice coaching method, which we have adapted to the Japanese cultural and organizational environment. In designing coaching solutions, we work carefully with organization leaders, and program sponsors to ensure that critical development needs are addressed in a strategic and cost-effective manner. We set clear metrics in individual and systemic development programs, which enable participants and program sponsors to benchmark the effectiveness of engagements. We also actively participate in, and sponsor on-going research related to the development of coaching method in Asian cultural environments.

Solutions available for...

Executives with specific development needs, e.g.:

⇢Executives transitioning to these roles; or who have been positioned in these roles in a new geography

Executives with specific development needs, e.g.:

⇢ Executives transitioning to these roles; or who have been positioned in these roles in a new geography

Executives with specific development needs, e.g.:

⇢ Executives transitioning to these roles; or who have been positioned in these roles in a new geography

Executives with specific development needs, e.g.:

⇢ Japanese mid-level leaders positioned in, or preparing for globally-facing roles (leadership context:  Japan branches of Western MNCs; Japanese MNCs)

TRAINING SOLUTIONS

Our ‘Core Learning Modules’ target for development the skills required for effective performance in local, and globally-facing roles. We utilize an action-learning format and customize content to encompass real world challenges relevant to the participant’s position and the organization’s objectives. 

Group Coaching – Middle Managers, Emerging Global Leaders

Group Coaching for Middle Managers, and Emerging Global Leaders Many organizations obtain an excellent ROI (Return on Investment) from coaching programs targeted at senior leaders, but hesitate to provide external coaching to their middle managers, and hi-potential leaders.

Because we know that external coaching can dramatically accelerate the development of middle managers and hi-potential talent, The Human Element has developed ‘group coaching’ solutions that combine the benefits of individual coaching, training and action learning activities. These programs are tailored to address the development needs of specific groups, functions, and are aligned with organization development strategies. These programs enable organizations to rapidly develop new generations of leaders at reasonable cost.

 

Skills for training…

FOUNDATION LEADERSHIP SKILLS

  • Coaching Skills for Managers
  • Crafting and Communicating a Leadership Message
  • Team Leadership, Stakeholder Development
  • Effective Decision Making
  • Strategic Thinking and Planning

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS

  • Communicating Across Culture
  • Cross-Functional, Cross-Border Leadership
  • Consultative Selling
  • Negotiation Skills – International Deal Making
  • Influencing Skills – Political Savvy
  • Innovation Workshop