Leadership Development Areas

These leadership development areas, together with our free leadership self assessment, will give you a starting point for your own leadership development Programme.

These leadership development areas initially resulted from research with MGSCC and Accenture, updated with the areas that current leaders have chosen to work on. Reading about what other leaders have wanted to improve and our free leadership self assessment will give you a starting point for your own leadership development programme. We recommend you follow this with our full 360 Global Leadership assessment.


Leadership Development Areas

We’re all leaders. Whether we’re leading ourselves, teams, divisions, companies, or multi-nationals.

This research by Accenture and Dr Marshall Goldsmith gives us a great starting point to discover the leadership development areas that will make real difference to both our and our stakeholders’ success.

Leadership Assessment – Limited Time Offer

We’re currently offering an opportunity for leaders and aspiring leaders, to check how they compare in our 15 competency areas. We’re offering the  opportunity to complete our self assessment at no charge.

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Competencies Framework: 15 Leadership Competencies in 5 Categories.

The 5 Emerging Competencies are shown in blue. Coaching leadership development areas are usually a subset of these competences.


1. Demonstrating integrity.
2. Encouraging constructive dialogue.
3. Creating a shared vision.

Engaging people

1. Developing people.
2. Building partnerships.
3. Sharing leadership.

Boundary-less inclusion

1. Empowering people.
2. Thinking globally.
3. Appreciating diversity.

Assure success

1. Developing technological savvy.
2. Ensuring customer satisfaction.
3. Maintaining a competitive advantage.

Continuous change

1. Achieving personal mastery.
2. Anticipating opportunities.
3. Leading change.

A selection of the leadership development areas our clients choose


  1. Communicate / listen better.
  2. Include others’ opinions in my decision making.
  3. Be more assertive.
  4. Manage conflict constructively and effectively.
  5. Influence / persuasion.

Developing organisational culture & leaders

  1. Manage diversity.
  2. Build cross-functional relationships.
  3. Cross cultural management.
  4. Stand up to people undermining teamwork.
  5. Collaborate better.
  6. Build trust with stakeholders.
  7. Executive presence.
  8. Drive team / culture change.
  9. Self-confidence.

Managing performance

  1. Delegate effectively.
  2. Empower direct reports.
  3. Execution for results.
  4. Be more entrepreneurial.
  5. Take calculated risks.
  6. Hold others accountable for results.
  7. Deal quickly with performance problems.

Additional top trending coaching areas

  1. Build effective alliances with other organisations.
  2. Genuinely listen to others.
  3. Create and communicate a clear organisational vision.
  4. Is a role model for living the organisation’s values.
  5. Unite organisation into an effective team.
  6. Make decisions that reflect global considerations.
  7. View business from the ultimate customer perspective.
  8. Clearly identify priorities, focus on a vital few.
  9. Build effective partnerships across the company.
  10. Consistently treat people with respect and dignity.
Leadership Development Areas

Leadership Development Areas







Michael is a certified MGSCC certified coach.

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Executive Coaching Global are based in Milton Keynes in the UK and offer Skype coaching internationally. We can also introduce you to 2500 coaches in the MGSCC network worldwide.

Contact Details

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Leadership Coaching

Our internationally proven Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching® Leadership Programs help leaders to achieve what they and their stakeholders want, with a no growth, no pay guarantee. 

Programmes can be local, national and international.

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Key elements in the MGSCC process

Coaching Process
Leadership Development Areas
Stakeholders’ Role
Leader’s Role
Coach’s Role
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Team Coaching

Team coaching is a highly effective, cost efficient way of developing the team leader and the team, whilst strongly aligning them to their stakeholders, with a no growth, no pay guarantee. 

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Individual Coaching 

For high potential individuals we offer a series of NLP and Stakeholder Coaching programmes.

We start with 3 No Charge Discovery Sessions, so you can evaluate how you would benefit and whether we’re a good fit.

Culture Change

We can combine our leadership, team and individual coaching to produce an exceptionally effective and measureable culture change programme.

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Coaching Research

We’re working in conjunction with the Henley Business School to explore how companies can increase the value they receive from coaching. Read more about our Coaching Research.

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What Others Say

“Michael is an excellent executive coach to work with.

He is very skillful and experienced in using Marshall’s Stakeholder Centered Coaching process and brings in a wealth of experience and coaching tools as well. And in true Marshall style he is very committed to deliver measurable leadership growth based on No Growth, No Pay for yearlong coaching programs.

He delivers excellent value during every leadership development programme.

– Will Linssen, MGSCC Master Certified Coach & Practice Leader for APAC & Europe  

“I have worked with Michael in many situations where his creative approach to getting the most from the team he is coaching adds to both their business skills and personal capabilities.

His relaxed, yet highly motivational, expertise in building a change culture is superb.”

– John Whitworth, Vice President, Sales Effectiveness and Customer Satisfaction at BT

“Working with Marshall Goldsmith – Stakeholder Centered Coaching has been highly engaging.

We learnt practical and actionable ways for leaders to get better”


– Jack Stoltzfus, Ph.D. , Manager of Talent Development, 3M Company


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