WINNERS CHOOSE COACHING
Sports is a good example of why coaching is effective. You cannot win a golf game by continuing to select only three or four clubs in your bag. You must be able to use them all with relative easy. Not an easy task. The secret to the game is ability, focus, clarity of decision-making, and self-knowledge. You must know how and when to use each club but also know yourself and the environment in which you are in.
The same in true in business. You may hit the longest drive but what about your finesse around the green? In business terms you may land the big account but do you have the follow-up skills to ensure a satisfied customer. Or, you may have wonderful ideas but do you have the interpersonal skills to gain the support of your people? As in any sport, so many things come into play – your knowledge and skills, your attitude and behaviors. At any given time each of these can have far reaching effects.
The harder you work, the luckier you get.
Good executive coaches are players .... They recognize common pitfalls, know proper techniques and will always focus on an individual's strengths and work around their shortcomings. Best of all, they inspire their clients to keep improving to reach their potential. Players know the value of personalized training and it is an investment they willing make.
In Executive Coaching the focus is on leadership development and the coach provides the necessary guidance to enhance performance. Purposeful dialogue is at its heart of the coaching process and open-ended questions are used to pull information from clients in order to find out what is interfering with accomplishing their goals.
A new manager no longer needs to “fake it to make it” when they have an executive coach who is willing to share their insight and offer guidance.
Eighty percent of Fortune 500 companies now offer executive coaching. The reason is clear - they know that coaching is the best way to help employees create their own Personalized Development Plan - something that is very much needed in our constantly evolving business environment.
FORTUNE magazine reported that one reader said, "I went into the executive coaching experience kicking and screaming, at the insistence of my then-boss. And what an eye-opener it turned out to be! I won't even go into the grim details of bad management habits I had unknowingly developed in my 14-year career up to that point. But, I will say that since I was 'cured' by 12 weeks of pretty intense coaching, I've been promoted three times."
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