Lift the performance of your entire organization
TMG services leverage the research, experience, and content drawn from our working deep within organizations advising managers, senior leadership, and C-suite officers. This enables us to offer a framework and vernacular that is applicable at virtually every level of your organization, within the context of your company. We deliver digestible and insightful results that are compelling for leaders, their managers, and HR partners, and can be put to use immediately.
The complete suite of TMG talent development solutions covers everyone from the CEO through the next generation of leaders for your organization. We offer in-depth talent assessments, scalable development opportunities, high-touch executive coaching, succession planning, and board optimization – services that have proved invaluable to companies across industries, geographies, and life cycles.
Succession is an event that has an enduring effect on your organization, good or bad, for years to come. It is an essential part of risk management – with growing demands from shareholders, board observers, and regulators – but it is also the fundamental basis for developing high-performing leaders who will shape your company’s future. For boards, getting succession right is their most important responsibility.
Having advised companies around the world through some of the most delicate and complex succession events in their corporate histories, TMG has developed highly refined insights and processes for boards and leaders to plan succession in their organizations. We help companies approach the succession process not as isolated, one-off candidate selections, but as a highly strategic, multi-person event that has ramifications on every leadership role in the organization.
TMG is not affiliated with any search firm; we help you set up the best process for finding the best talent, period. Whether working with organizations to create a long-term development plan for potential internal candidates or closely advising boards during a more immediate succession crisis, we manage key stakeholders – including the candidates themselves – before and after the succession event.
TMG assessments address two critical needs: improving performance and providing an accurate picture of your talent bench’s strengths, weaknesses, and capacity for growth. While driving individuals toward peak performance, our process also offers key stakeholders insight into their executives’ respective strengths, opportunities, and longer-term potential – all within the context of what matters to the company.
We have spent years customizing our approach to talent assessments. We have worked with senior business and functional leaders throughout the world in almost every industry. We know how to get the real story on leaders.
Our assessments typically begin with a deep-dive interview with the executive, bringing context to the process. We collect a roster of people who know the executive best, and reach out with high-touch, qualitative reference calls. The reference calls are designed to go beyond platitudes -- we elicit specific, meaningful feedback, which we compile and turn into insights and action items. We ground our conversations and observations in the underlying business or functional needs of the organization, making sure the observations are relevant and helpful in creating long-term, sustainable value for the company. The work product is brief, personal, and digestible, and it contains action items related to the development opportunities. We typically review our findings with internal stakeholders prior to our feedback session with the executive – we want to ensure alignment.
Our robust feedback sessions with the executives are where we walk them through their key strengths and development opportunities, and provide an opportunity for in-depth coaching. These sessions are then followed up with a written Coaching Plan and is supplemented by TMG’s “best practice” coaching content, curated to each individual executive. Depending on the engagement, assessments are often used to establish the framework for coaching relationships.
TMG coaching engagements are highly personalized and tap into our decades of experience working with the highest-performing executives in the world. We’ve coached across all ranges of personality types and leadership styles, helping our clients become better versions of themselves and creating specific action plans.
TMG typically begins a coaching engagement with a 360, helping us better understand the executive within the context of the business or function. We then engage on a monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly basis with the executive. We give direct feedback and bring an enormous library of digestible, practical information to bear on the issues at hand. Our high-touch coaching makes us a “safe place” to discuss real-life situations and the effects of the executive’s approach or style. Although coaching always involves a certain level of reflection, we add value by injecting curated coaching content into each relationship, understanding the context of the business and culture in which the executive functions, and helping him or her better solve the challenges ahead.
Our focus on the individual in the context of the entire business makes a huge difference. What will it take for this person to be effective in this role, in this team, in this company, in this industry, and at this time/place? And how can they continue to grow and add value in the future? Those are the questions we help answer. We help leaders think about problems in new ways, allowing them to unlock their full potential to maximize their impact on the organization, their teams, and key external stakeholders.
Best-in-class governance demands an investment in board effectiveness. Amid hyper-competition and heightened scrutiny from regulators, shareholders, and the media, best practice calls for the board to monitor itself through an independent evaluation, giving both external and internal stakeholders a confidence in the successful governance of the company.
TMG helps boards evaluate their performance, including how they work with management, and creates a developmental path for optimizing their value to the company. Our methodology is grounded in years of advisory work with chairmen, lead directors, board members, and board committees to leverage greater performance from both individual directors and from the board as a whole. TMG helps to create a high-impact board that is even greater than the sum of its parts.
A detailed report of our findings is developed and summarized during a presentation to the board, along with an opportunity for Q&A. The report will contain feedback on the overall board’s effectiveness, highlighting where the board is performing at optimal levels, as well as recommendations for areas of improvement and overall coaching for the Board.
Each director can also be provided with detailed feedback on their individual effectiveness. This will include strengths as well as areas they can personally focus on to be more effective with either the board or management (or both). This feedback session will be followed up with a written summary that details the action items given for their consideration.