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Know-How of Executive Coaching – What Should You Know?

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Most leaders take a leading position because they are excellent in their field. Experienced. Charismatic. Good with people. Able to make accurate decisions. Cooperative. Sadly, few of them are warned of the pitfalls of being a leader.

It’s a role that changes the meaning, “I’m responsible for that”. The stress of responsibility may be unbearable. It may be very lonely to be a leader. No matter how sociable you are, people around you no longer share your experience. It seems that no one understands your struggles and you’re the first to blame, if something doesn’t go right. Executive coaching is rapidly gaining popularity, because it may offer you help in three areas:

  • discover your leader identity – your strengths and weaknesses
  • develop your skills to lead your team
  • bring profit to your company through better exercising your decision-making

We do suggest you choose your executive career coach now. There’s no time to waste on “learning by doing”.

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How Can a Business Coach Help You to Cope Better?

Executives manage balancing so many difficult tasks that we find it impossible not to find an area to work on. We don’t ask you if there is an area you would like to improve in. We ask which one is the most urgent.

  • responding to sudden, urgent crises with more confidence
  • creating and implementing long-term goals
  • dealing with constant pressure and stress
  • coping with a lack of emotional support
  • managing work-life balance
  • learning how to relax
  • delegating tasks to others
  • finding time for self-development
  • not losing passion for your job

Do executive coaches have a magic pill that solves all these problems?

They don’t. But finding the solution is in your power. All you need to do is to find some time for reflection. Set aside time for it in your calendar. Choose a time when you can think about your actions in a more holistic way. Self-reflection is the key element of improvement and having someone who has experience in your field and can help you to manage your expectations is invaluable.

Are You a Good Leader for Your Team?

Most leaders answer: “Yes, I am”. “Yes, I make a great effort and do my best”. We believe that you make the greatest effort. We do. The problem is most employees disagree.

You’re creating a working environment that affects the wellbeing of other people. Your employees want to feel fulfilled at their work, want to develop, want to share responsibility with you. Consider these questions:

  • Can you attentively listen to your employees about their struggles, objections, initiatives, comments?
  • How often do you find time to do it?
  • How often do you let yourself or others question your ideas?
  • What feedback do you give your employees? Do they feel appreciated or stressed?
  • Do you allow for independent goals setting?
  • Do you show any empathy?
  • Do you allow your employees to arrive at their own conclusions?
  • Do you know the strengths of your team? What about their weaknesses? How do you react to them?
  • How much leadership do you offer?

Last but Not Least: Executive Coaching Is Effective to the Bottom Line

Your career development is tied to the company’s growth. Are you focused on reaching the top of your industry? Do you want to be the key figure in your area? An expert that everyone has to count on.

Start practising making more accurate judgements about the situation in your company and your field. Exercise your decision-making ability. Gain renewed confidence in your planned actions. Be better adapted to taking risks. Find your potential to be innovative.

 

 

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