We are in the most technologically innovative periods
in history. New knowledge is exploding while knowledge
lifecycles are shrinking.
Fully leveraging the intellectual assets of the organization
is crucial to success. Senior technical staff members must
share their knowledge freely and productively. They must
interact constructively to co-create new knowledge and
catalyze others to create new knowledge. The quality of
their interactions not only determines the current flow of
knowledge but as role models, shapes the flow in the
Many Senior technical staff members are
confronted with at least one of the following challenges
during their careers.
High technical ability, but need to develop
interpersonal and leadership skills.
Perceived as abrasive, authoritarian and
They have no confidante to talk to about their
challenges and strategies.
not understand the roles of Knowledge Provider, Thought Leader
and Collaborative Leader.
Technical Staff Coaching
offers a one-on-one coaching approach to interpersonal skills
development that provides both the facilitative and consultative
experiences necessary to make dramatic breakthroughs in
interactive effectiveness. Technical Staff Coaching focuses on the interactive
roles senior technical staff members need to play in a knowledge
leveraging environment. The individual learns how to maintain
the appropriate interactions even in stressful situations.
Including, how to think with others, unearth each other's
assumptions, beliefs and mental models without generating excess
heat, even when one or more of the people has a heavy investment
in “knowing,” being right or in control.
Human Development Technologies
At the heart of
Technical Staff Coaching is the
Agile Learning, a
breakthrough in learning technology that facilitates the
discovery of the individual's unique 'next developmental
step'. It integrates the emerging needs of their environment
with their desires and goals into a new, more effective
interactive style that complements their existing style while
diminishing counterproductive tendencies. It makes personal
change both easily accessible and time efficient.
Guided best practices that give users
iPower. The power
to manage reactions to anything. The ability to size up people
and situations more accurately. The presence and self-control to
shift mind-sets and responses on the fly. The freedom to step
back from current ways of doing things and execute new behavior.
Extend the effectiveness and influence of experts in
Gain valuable information from self-assessment and
current strengths and diminishes weaknesses.
Learn the roles of Knowledge Provider, Thought Leader
and Collaborative Leader.
Learn how to positively manage people seeking
Interact more effectively in challenging situations.
Attract others to well reasoned points of view.
Form collaborative partnerships.
Every Coaching engagement is
customized to meet the needs of the Technical Staff person. Typically they
Situation analysis and plan.
One on one interviews.
discover a new "Success Strategy".
Weekly in person coaching sessions over a period
of three to six months.
Clearing "history". Assistance with clearing ‘perceptual
blocks’ that keep others from seeing positive change.
Stonefield, B.S.E.E, MA, Ph.D., President of
Stonefield Learning Group, Psychologist and author of numerous
articles. Dr. Stonefield was an electronic engineer and
manager for the Bunker-Ramo
He has worked extensively with all levels
of management and knowledge workers in organizations like Sun
Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Medical Labs,
, Baxter Laboratories, and agencies of the US Government. He
was instrumental in winning the President's Quality Award and
the GSA Administrator's award for change management.