I work for a very successful firm that to this point has relied on one product line for 80% of its revenue. We have saturated that market and over the past 2 years we have started to add new products and services to our portfolio. Here's the challenge.......we've put an incredible amount of time and energy into developing great products and services but forgot about "our most important assets".....our people.
Our coaching, management and leadership practices are from the stone ages. I joined the company about a year ago because of my strong background in leadership, management and coaching. The problem is that every change I have tried to implement has been shot down by my boss (I'm a director responsible for 1/3 of our P&L). If we do not make changes in the way we coach and develop our employees we will not succeed.
So here's the question.......how can I get my boss to see the light and implement some of the changes I have in mind or at least listen to the ideas with an open mind?