Testimonial Hassan Makhloufi van Belfius

Testimonial Hassan Makhloufi van Belfius

20 April 2021
Veerle Seymus
Veerle Seymus
  • Belfius manager Hassan explains why business mentoring was the best solution to help one of his team leaders in the most efficient way.

    How did he establish the changes:
    🎯 in the 1-on-1s with him, the team leader asked questions she would never have asked otherwise
    🎯 an unprecedented pro-activeness of the team leader in the management of the team and in the interactions with Hassan and with her co-workers

    "So, not only useful for the employee but also for the organization," says Hassan. And mentoring was also the most efficient solution, because of its quick and deep impact.

Struggles of a manager

Managers are

  • new in this role

    and

    • lack self-confidence
    • don’t know how to go from being a colleague to being a boss
    • need to loosen up on the command & control leadership style
    • must let go of the (technical) expert status
    • cannot give or accept constructive feedback
    • feel pressure to perform as manager
    • have difficulty building relationships
    • want to be liked by everyone or want to be the ‘bad boss’
    • play the hero
  • are struggling

    and

    • stay too involved in operations
    • have trouble prioritizing
    • cannot delegate
    • fear conflict situations
    • disconnect from the team
    • deal with flawed strategic thinking
    • do not relate to higher management
    • lack clear communication skills
    • remain not self-aware
    • avoid difficult conversations
    • miss political antennas
    • ...
  • capable of more

    and

    • need mental preparation as successor
    • need to be able to lead big changes ahead
    • need to learn to be emotionally resilient and in control
    • need to learn to make big decisions fast without all the information
    • must become persuasive presenters
    • need to learn how to cultivate their own personal brand
    • need to learn how to lead by example
    • manage by trust, not by fear
    • need to overly develop empathy
    • ...
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