Merwyn's ability to communicate truth with insight and gentleness was transformative. There were many times when, in the midst of intense discussion, he spoke a simple, well-placed word and completely redirected our way of thinking. His ability to see the story within the story and to hear the message within the message is a remarkable gift. In those brief two days, I was challenged, encouraged and inspired. Few have been blessed with same reservoir of talent that Merwyn has been given.
Everyone says that people are their most important asset, yet little is done to increase that value of that asset. The Hayes Group International increases the value of human capital by providing the training and education in the skills and knowledge critical in a high turbulence environment. Nobody does it better.
Merwyn has been working with me for about a year now - coaching me in leadership matters. Merwyn never has any hidden agendas or strings attached when it comes to sales. I always enjoy my time with him - its the few times I actually have to think about what I should be doing rather than the firefighting mode I typically put myself in.
As an employee of an industry leading company, I was fortunate to take part in a leadership development program led by the Hayes Group. The six month program executed a great foundation to prepare future leaders. Specifically, I learned the importance of emotional intelligence - those that are emotionally intelligent are best at managing themselves and their relationships within an organization. There are many levels to leadership, all of which are important to cultivate. The Hayes Group taught each of us the importance of knowing, growing, showing, and sowing which leads to the ultimate pinnacle of earning everyone's respect. I completed this program with a renewed appreciation for self-awareness and the knowledge of essential tools for successful leaders.
The small class size and our individual work groups allowed each of us to share our observations with one another in a very relaxed and collaborative way. As I watched myself on video handle various leadership situations on TV with Mike’s role-play deserving of an Emmy, it was very clear what my strengths and areas for improvement were. I finally saw myself as others do. I still replay my CD from time to time as a reminder. I left the class with an increased self-awareness, fully energized, and anxious to apply what I had learned with the confidence and skills to be a much better leader and coach.
What I noted to my people is that it is not the academic/intellectual understanding that separates the Hayes approach – it is their basic compassion and humanity that they bring to the discussion. One really can manage in a principled environment, even when you have to make tough decisions, and Hayes communicates that in both direct and indirect ways. I believe a lot of people could profit from exposure to and reinforcement of this workshop.
Of all the workshops I’ve been in, this is by far the best. I’ve been in a lot where you can use some of the things, but here we can use everything we have learned.
The Hayes Group video-recorded skill development process is one of the most valuable learning tools there is, and to get it early in your development pays benefits for a lifetime.
The Hayes Group International is a top notch firm that can help your organization build a cadre of effective and efficient leaders who know how to get employees to perform at a superior level.