Business leaders are starting to make use of coaches to assist them in their work. Coaches can help with feelings of being overwhelmed or stressed and enable business leaders to take a step back. There appear to be four fundamental reasons for a business manager to turn to leadership coaching to help them face their company’s current or future challenges.
Establishing and developing new skillsets
Nowadays, it is increasingly clear that business leaders must possess a number of specific skills to live up to the ‘super manager’ expectation. Between leadership development, job performance, management (especially in times of crisis such as the recent Covid pandemic), strategic vision or even public speaking, there are a lot of expertise for business leaders to master. Assessing pre-existing skills acquired through experiences and understanding what is lacking or needs improvement is crucial for any business leader. This is the whole job of a coach.
Recognizing when taking a step back is needed
Giving yourself the opportunity and the time take a break and a step back can be extremely beneficial rather than running yourself into the ground. The support of a professional coach allows business leaders to benefit from external, and certainly more objective, support to help make set new foundations that they couldn’t have in that moment. The coach helps them ask the right questions, ones that the probably never would have thought of or that they would have simply dismissed due to past experiences. Leadership coaching therefore acts as the last supply of oxygen, leading, most of the time, to a real awareness, establishing positive and beneficial actions for the leader, his companies this his team will follow.
It must also be pointed out that the coach constantly meets with business leaders from all sectors. The coach can therefore draw on skills that allows them to identify strengths and weaknesses on both the technical and personal side. Although every circumstance is different, they are very often based on the same core issues. Therefore, regardless of the business leader’s specific sector, he may encounter liquidity problems, human resources management issues or even struggle to make a strategic decision. The great added value of a coach is their own experience, the methods they put in place when confronted with these situations.
The newly promoted business manager
One of the reasons that can prompt a company to resort to leadership coaching regards the issue of internal mobility. In this case, a coach’s support is needed by the newly appointed person to lead a team. The coach will support them in their integration as a manager with their team and assist them with the responsibilities of their new position while helping them flourish in it. Typically, leadership coaching is a long-term project. It is the company that decide on the prevalence which is normally determined by business needs and availability.
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