Leaders operate in demanding, fast-paced, high-stakes environments. They’re asked to think harder, solve tougher problems, and get more done than ever before. At the same time, they need to build relationships, connect with colleagues, build trust, mentor others, and have a poised leadership presence.
Great leaders are made, not born.
Leaders often find the deep technical knowledge and ability to get things done that historically propelled their career is no longer the currency of success.
What got them here often is not enough to get them there.
Executive coaching provides an opportunity for leaders to:
- Collaborate with and confide in a trusted thought partner who is completely separate from the organization’s measurement systems and politics
- Consider, reflect on, and evaluate their leadership capabilities
- Hear and respond to honest and direct feedback
- Create a vision and plan for becoming even more effective as a leader
- Consider and experiment with new perspectives, behaviors, and options
- Explore and understand setbacks
- Develop strategies to stay on track
Leaders work with coaches when they step into a new role, are asked to lead a critical project or area of the organization, wrestle with a skill gap, work with a new team, struggle with a challenge, or just want to invest in getting better.
Executive coaching helps strong leaders take it to the next level.
Organizations offer coaching to leaders they believe in and value. They’re making an important investment in the leader’s development, success, and future impact.
It’s not for everyone. To make coaching successful, a leader needs to be curious, introspective, and engaged. It’s intense and often transformational. It’s hard work—and it’s worth it.