MDS specializes in providing individualized, customized executive coaching for managers and supervisors, helping them to improve management and leadership skills and attitudes, build more effective workplace relationships, and respond successfully to various management issues and situations.
The IME program is a unique developmental opportunity that has been highly successful at Merck & Co., Inc. (1985-2014), Pfizer Inc., Sanofi, Wyeth, Johnson & Johnson, Teva, Covance, Envigo, NJABR/Elderplan, NYU Langone/Lutheran Medical Center, CBRE/JCI, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Metropolitan Jewish Health Care System, Visiting Nurse Regional Health Care System, Lutheran Medical Center, Grand View Hospital, and Elko & Associates Ltd. At Merck, the IME program has been successful in more than thirty-five different departments at several company sites. Many of these departments had multiple participants ranging from supervisor to Vice-President. The IME program involves cooperatively establishing realistic program goals and conducting regularly scheduled half-day workshop sessions. Program participants have substantive assignments between sessions and maintain ongoing contact with MDS, even after program completion. Participants have ranged from Chief Executive Officers and Vice-Presidents to middle managers and supervisors.
The IME program has helped managers to improve significantly in such areas as:
As a result of the MDS IME program, senior and middle managers have gained important new management and leadership perspectives, insights, and understandings that they have applied successfully on the job every day.
coaching has not only changed the way I view my role as a manager,
but also has given me the confidence that I needed to lead effectively…..I
am now working at a whole new level and I can attribute this to my
experience with Joel."
is no substitute for the time spent one on one with Mr. Goldberg as
a coach and as a teacher. His blend of industry experience, woven
with direct feedback from my peers and my boss, as well as his own
understanding of me were extremely helpful in guiding my personal
development as a leader and a team participant. I was able to hear
and see some things about myself that I was either unable or unwilling
to recognize up to this point in my career…"
'Individualized Management Excellence' program was an effective resource
for me because, as the name implies, it focused on my needs and skills
to become a better manager. Mr. Goldberg was able to reinforce management
lessons experienced during my career and provide me with fresh views
on what it means to be a manager in today's market. The time spent
was an excellent investment in my career and motivated me to become
a better manager and leader."
ultimate success of the program in developing and improving my skills
as a manager is that the course was focused on me. The issues and
instruction were specific to my needs, but anything was fair game
for discussion in complete confidence. And Joel always makes himself
available outside the course for advising and mentoring on situation-specific
issues that may come up."
most valuable aspect of the program was that it was tailored to my
personal development. The one-on-one structure of the sessions as
well as the third party nature of the program allowed for candid conversations
about strengths and weaknesses which would not typically be the case
for company-facilitated programs."
completed the 'Individualized Management Excellence' program offered
by Management Development Systems, Inc., I can say unreservedly that
it was time and money well spent. In my particular situation, the
first portion of the program was a focused attention on some areas
that had the potential to inhibit the progress of my career as a scientific
manager….The second part of the program was to go beyond my shortcomings
and focus on developing me as a leader in the pharmaceutical industry.
Again, Mr. Goldberg excelled in presenting me with a large number
of books on leadership but, in addition, brought with him a series
of personal anecdotes from his very wide set of acquaintances within
the industry. It was this very personalized approach, and his knowledge
base about management and leadership in general, combined with a set
of real life experiences with the movers and shakers in the field,
that made this course different from any others I have experienced.
I am certainly going to recommend the IME experience to others within
my company and especially to those I would like to develop as leaders
from within my own sphere of influence."
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