Ella gives me zen-moments - a sanity check in the morning. She helps me take control of my situation rather than letting the very long list of everyone else’s demands swamp me.
Ella helps me reflect. She helps me apply what I have learned from the many leadership development programmers I have attended by building a bridge between my thoughts and what I actually do in my everyday work.
Ella fills an important gap in HR’s portfolio of tools. There is no other solution for helping managers succeed when they change roles.
The Prepare phase is worth its weight in gold. It helped make it much clearer how I should tackle the role.
I was a bit sceptical to begin with, but Ella has proved to be very useful, prompting me to move in the right direction. Many of the central concepts in Ella have become our own, adjusted to fit our context.
All organisations would benefit from using Ella. The system helps us provide the kind of support our managers need, setting them up for success.
I found the Ella tool very useful. I used it for a few days before I started work, and I created a detailed spreadsheet (with various operational information) based on the programme, which enabled me to organize my action plan and questions/goals while learning through the videos about how to be a good manager. The questions and reports provide a good insight on what our strengths/weaknesses are as a team, and as an individual. The videos are concise and insightful. Setting time aside to use Ella provides time to reflect on myself which is very helpful.
Take a look at a video about the risks managers face when they change roles or you can take the test that shows what risks you face when changing roles in a real or fictional example.