THINKING > ACTIONS > RESULTS
Go MAD Thinking started working with the USA branch of GE Healthcare in 2007. The objective was to bring greater clarity to GE growth traits among Executive Band and Leadership Ready Managers.
A two day coaching programme was developed and implemented to 50 HR Managers. Each of them was tasked with a 90 day challenge to Make a Difference by coaching three executives/leaders each, thereby helping them achieve their Growth Traits targets.
Due to the programme’s success and further expansion into the operational divisions throughout the US, Europe and APAC,Â it has now been delivered to over 700 managers in 18 countries.
We received great feedbackÂ from the people involved in this programme including this from Eric Agdeppa:
“I was skeptical when the HR folks in July said that Go M.A.D.Â® was the best trainingÂ they ever had. Since then, I went MAD, removed the negative thinking, and agree that Go M.A.D.Â® training is the most valuable training that I have received during my 6 years at GE.Â CECOR is now my 2nd most valuable training followed by the full 6-Sigma Green Belt training at GRC. So, you can see how important Go M.A.D.Â® is relative to other important tools like CECOR and 6-sigma.”
What programme participants said....
“Overall, the experience was tremendous as I work with 3 coachees to arrive at actions for taking responsibility for their development. I realized that we spent a significant time defining the goal and did have a few iterations for some of the coachees. They all have a clear path on how to tackle their goals and we continue to work together as they execute on the actions. Go M.A.D.Â® is a powerful framework and I continue to realize its potential as I spend more time coaching others but also myself.” David Kirubi
“Key Talent has been amongst the best training that I have attended in GE. I am coaching six people and have taken commitment that they will coach at least one person in the organization to help developed this skill…so I have 12 people covered…” Mahesh KapriÂ
“First off, thanks for an awesome opportunity…I can honestly say, this program is easily one of the best support/coaching programs I have experienced in my GE career.Â The 360 perspective of the whole approach of periodic tips, formal training, follow-up with coaching, tracking has been just terrific.” Samad Momin
“I’m excited to be involved in theÂ program.Â Â The Go M.A.D.Â® training was very beneficial both from “kicking off” the Key Talent program as well as the functional knowledge gained.Â I truly believe that coaching others (both formally and informally) will help me improve not onlyÂ my individual performance butÂ my team’s effectiveness as well.” John Barrera