Successful executives know that they need to continuously sharpen their leadership skills to remain relevant. They need a safe, objective, and agenda free place to serve as a sounding board, to point out blindspots, and obtain constructive perspectives. Whether you are an high potential, a new leader, or a seasoned executive, coaching helps leaders leverage their strengths and improve key skills needed to drive sustainable results.
The supply of qualified leaders is in high demand worldwide. Organizations that strategically develop future leaders are at a greater advantage. High potentials need a set of critical skills, knowledge, and abilities to be successful in their targeted role. The transition is accelerated by the development of an individualized plan that addresses the high potential’s key areas in need of growth. Emerging leaders need to learn how to network effectively, develop a vision for the company, increase exposure, be agile, confident, access feedback, and engage in challenging projects. Coaching strategically targets the high potential’s developmental gaps so that they can be selected for their desired leadership role.
The first six months of a new leadership role are a critical time for internal and external new hires. What worked in previous roles may no longer apply for the current role. Failure to establish a cultural fit, to build relationships with key stakeholders, and lack of clear expectations affect the leader’s ability to perform effectively in their new role. New leaders must quickly learn how to deal with out-of-expertise projects, learn from failure, manage themselves and others, and significantly impact their organizations across structures. Coaching helps new leaders close the experiential and developmental gap to maximize their chances for future success.
The ongoing demands on successful executives requires a strategic approach to continued growth and development. C-Suite executives need to work effectively with stakeholders, have executive presence with small and large groups, and develop stage presence with the media. They need to be strategic thinkers, handle organizational change and restructuring, deal with organizational politics, drive change, and inspire others. Coaching helps seasoned executives improve their effectiveness in a measurable and sustainable way.