If you are not moving forward, you may be coasting. If you are coasting, then you are going downhill. Coaching will propel you forward to meet your goals.
Leadership coaching is needed as an essential tool for today’s business or educational organization. Change is required for an organization to grow and adapt to an ever changing world. But how do leaders move people within their organizations that are resistant to change? A 2004 survey by Right Management Consultants (Philadelphia), 86% of companies said they used coaching to sharpen the skills of individuals who have been identified as future organizational leaders. These Leadership skills can be developed with job embedded coaching over time.
“Coaching has evolved into the mainstream fast,” says Michael Goldberg, president of Building Blocks Consulting (Manalapan, New Jersey), whose clients include New York Life and MetLife. “This is because there is a great demand in the workplace for immediate results, and coaching can help provide that.” How? By providing feedback and guidance in real time, says Brian Underhill, a senior consultant at the Alliance for Strategic Leadership (Morgan Hill, California).”
Through coaching, leaders learn how to maximize the results of teams within the organization. Leadership coaching helps clarify vision, values and beliefs, while stretching the client’s capacity to lead. A successful coaching alliance will result in a sharper focus, boarder perspectives, improved working relationships, and the confidence to make decisions and changes needed for growth.
Coaching for leadership is very successful in transitions, re-organizations, and promotions, but also it is highly effective for finding new solutions to old problems. Coaching creates a new energy and creative problem solving shift that can propel a business forward.
A coach will listen to you with a professionally trained unbiased ear, and is not your friend, family or co-worker. The relationship is confidential and focused on you attaining your goals, dreams, and vision.