Executives and Leaders
As the saying goes, itís lonely at the top. The higher you
climb the corporate ladder, the more you have at stake. Often,
leaders need guidance, but they resist help because they donít
want to appear vulnerable to their key stakeholders.
Executive coaching and counseling helps leaders of all levels
overcome difficult circumstances to become effective and
it's done one-on-one, coaching helps individuals gain clarity,
remove self-imposed limitations, and develop a plan for action.
For leaders in today's challenging roles,
personal skills out rank hard skills by
two to one in importance at the
executive level. These skills are
anything from thinking strategically, being visionary, building
relationships, managing expectations, being accountable, and
taking action. We coach people toward their goals while
challenging them to master these skills.
In the process we question their frames of reference,
beliefs, and assumptions that keep them from achieving higher
levels of success and satisfaction.
Executive coaching can lead to
better decisions, more ideas and options, better support for the
executive's agenda, clearer goals, better discovery of
developmental needs and support for improvement.
Top 5 Reasons for Hiring
an Executive Coach
If you're wondering why other organizations find that hiring a
coach for their business leaders is a good idea, here's 5 top
examples from a recent client survey:
and Business Coaching is GROWING!
With competitive pressures ever increasing,
companies see coaching as a high ROI (Return on Investment) way
to help valued employees develop swiftly in the changing business
Research shows that the quality of the relationship
between manager and employee is a major predictor of intentions
to remain (The Gallup Organization, 1999). Coaching
helps managers talk with subordinates about their developmental
needs. There is little question that coaching is a valid method
of producing desired change with leaders. Companies that have
employed coaches agree that they yield improvements
in performance and satisfaction.
6 out of 10 organizations currently offer coaching to their
managers and executives according to a survey by Manchester,
Inc., a Jacksonville, Florida career management consulting firm.
Another 20% of companies said they plan to offer such coaching
within the next year.
Executive and Business Coaching Processes are Designed to:
the coaching client quickly to goals and accountability
focused on achieving a higher level of performance.
what executives canít see but need to see - and
possibly change - about their behavior, motivations,
communication style, and capabilities.
with executives to create a vision and an execution
strategy, an "individual development plan"
for their organization.
skills and behavior: leadership competencies,
interpersonal, visionary thinking, conflict resolution,
flexibility and delegation.
training, evidence proves that training without
coaching produces very little in terms of behavior or
results, when coaching is part of
with executives to respond more effectively to changes
and transitions in the business environment.
interpersonal and business related conflicts to help
get a leader and the team back on track toward
achieving their objectives.
If you would like
to explore the immense value of Executive
Coaching for yourself or your executive team, give us a call at 410-499-0516
to schedule your personal COMPLIMENTARY introductory session.