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Why would a successful Executive Call an Executive Coach?
- Developing an influential, authentic style is challenging today.
- Sometimes, executives need an objective view.
- Coaching can make a significant difference in performance.
- Offer a highly individualized approach.
- Examine actual situations in one-on-one meetings.
- Use real experiences to gain a deeper understanding.
- Focusing on self-reflection and encouragement.
- Provide a confidential forum for new thinking.
- Advise on presence and style
Coaching occurs through:
- Observation – a good coach is a keen observer and active listener.
- Feedback – the coach challenges the executives unspoken assumptions and provides feedback that is clear, concise, understandable and useful in improving the executive’s effectiveness.
- Options – The executive becomes mindful of the ways the approaches situations.
- Reinforcement – through the coaching process, the coach gains a deep understanding of the executive and is able to be sensitive to small improvements. Reinforcing small as well as major gains supports the executives efforts to be successful.
How Do You Know When Coaching Is Needed?
Athletes have known it for years: personal coaches help top players excel. In the business world, success can also depend upon how effectively the organization uses similar resources. The following are examples of situations where an executive coach can help:
- Offering an objective, outside view of the effectiveness of communication among management staff
- Build positive, productive relationships among management team members
- Evaluate the management team readiness of managers
- Build a common management work culture in the organization
- Reorganize a department based upon efficiency of work processes and effective communication methods
- Evaluate management talent for retention in a downsizing organization
- Resolve interpersonal relationship problems
- Cope with a manager’s attitudinal problem and its effect on his or her performance
- Middle managers cope effectively with "top-down, bottom-up" conflicts
- Helping upper level executives effectively manage stress
Examples of situations where coaching can help
Based on your current situation, determine if you could answer yes to any of these questions:
- No one understands the bind I'm in.
- How do I handle personal issues at work?
- I wish that I understood why people react to me the way they do.
- Having to make decisions without all the facts is very stressful.
- It's lonely at the top.
- I feel the burden of having to make decisions that will be unpopular.
- My colleagues don't get along very well.
- It is hard on my family and me when a friend has to be terminated.
- I don't want to lose a valuable employee, but...
- I can't talk to anybody about this, not even my friends or family.
- I know that I have to leave these problems at work, but how?
- When does my family get priority? When do I get priority?
- I know the rules will change, so how do I prepare my employees and myself?
If you answered "Yes" to any of these, Executive Coaching could benefit you.