Why Should A Leader Have A Coach?
Before we get into today’s topic, let’s start with the basics and define what makes a leader versus a coach. A leader is someone who commands a group or organization. A coach is someone who trains and supports an individual or team to better their performance.
So, why would a leader who is supposed to be leading others, need someone to help lead them? That’s what we are here to answer.
Someone’s style of leadership can be authoritative to a fault, when the team members interpret his or her encouragement to be persistent in business as micromanagement and unnecessarily pushy. Team members work together, but leaders delegate instructions and oversee that tasks are being done in the most efficient manner possible. What makes someone a great leader is their ability to support, encourage, and provide resources for their team; but not all leaders do. This is where an executive coach will help to create a work environment where the leaders work alongside their team members instead of overseeing them.
What Is Leadership Coaching?
Leadership coaching is a developmental process where the leader will receive extensive feedback on how they support their teams and rule their workplace. They are coached in how to be an effective leader, not an authoritarian leader, in order to improve the self-confidence and effectiveness of their team members’ work and develop a trusting relationship with their teams.
The specific term for this type of coaching is leadership development coaching. This approach is customized to a leader’s management style and industry.
Coaching Leadership Style
Coaching leadership style describes the way in which one assists another who is seeking advancement in their personal and professional careers. This style of coaching can vary, but ultimately will help the individuals strengthen their confidence in what they do, be aware of their weaknesses and learn how to strengthen them, and improve their skills in their industry overall.
The leadership style of a coach will have a large impact on the effectiveness of their executive coaching work with a leader of a business or brand organization. If effective, it will become a powerful tool that transforms a company’s organizational culture and motivates employees towards a shared goal.
The Top 3 Benefits of Executive Coaching
1. A tool for personal development
Executive coaching provides an invaluable space for personal development. The traditional approach would be to send employees to an assertive workshop or seminar and hope the issue is addressed. Executive coaching lets leaders deal with the issue internally and have a hand in finding the solution.
2. A way of achieving the coveted work/life balance
Executive coaches support team members in finding the links between work and their personal lives, adding a seemingly helpful holistic aspect to their work. This helps clients find insights on how everything in their lives is interconnected.
3. Restructuring perceptions of power and conflict
Executive coaching supports shifts in client perceptions of power. The goal of the coaching process is to shift the views of some clients towards seeing power as a positive and constructive force connected to strength and confidence.
Executive coaching provides an invaluable space for personal development. For example, managers are often presented with employees who are struggling to find confidence in their work. If the manager is not confident in their work and their ability to lead, how will the mindset of the employee ever change for the better?
Leaders open to executive coaching will equip their teams for future challenges, helping them to become aware of their professional goals, allowing them to become leaders in their industries, and reaping countless benefits on the leader and his or her teams.
Leadership Development with Roos Advisors
Our certified professionals use experiential evaluation and learning to help your team work more effectively by developing the core fundamentals of trust, conflict resolution, commitment, accountability, and results-driven goal-setting. We incorporate up-to-date methods to help you recruit top-tier talent and train them for optimal growth and retention. As DiSC certified trainers, we are able to assist teams quickly identify their strengths and challenges in the workplace.
At Roos Advisors, we help business owners and individuals reclaim their sense of direction and quality of life by providing practical, actionable solutions. Developed by our team of certified coaches, our guided courses are specifically designed to reconnect you with your highest self, reignite your passion and put you back in the driver’s seat, both personally and professionally. Each of our programs implement a whole-person approach, integrating personal reflection and development with practical exercises designed to instill new habits based on fresh perspectives.
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