Lead Organizational Dynamics
Leadership has been around as long as man himself. After all, what is the story of Adam and Eve except the first lesson in leadership? That lesson proved several things including the critical fact that not all leaders have their followers’ best interests at heart.
Leadership is a greatly debated, and possibly marginally understood concept. Are leaders made, or born? Why do people choose to follow certain leaders even when it may prove very harmful to them personally? Are management and leadership skills synonymous? Are all managers, leaders and vice versa? And why do such leaders have such dramatically different styles?
One thing that everyone agrees on is the concept of leaders needing followers. John Maxwell states, “If you think you are leading, but no one is following, you are really only taking a walk.”
And even our largest organizations understand this and coaching’s role. A 2004 survey by Right Management Consultants, 86% of companies said they used coaching to sharpen the skills of individuals who have been identified as future organizational leaders.
Like so much in life, “coaching” as a term is handicapped by its broad use. What we imagine or have experienced as” coaching” rarely is what professional coaches would call coaching. As such, many people entering coach training believe they are going to merely adjust the coaching they are already doing. Leadership coaching dispels that notion quickly.
Outstanding leaders successfully build and manage co-creative relationships within their organizations. As a leadership coach you won’t tell employees what to do, but instead start helping employees think through challenges, solve their own problems and create opportunities. Leadership coaching yields faster implementation, sustained change and simultaneously develops the capabilities of the employee as it creates a stronger organization. This is the foundational skill of collaborative learning and increased capability of an enterprise’s human capital- its most precious asset.
You will learn to ask the right questions, at the right time, in the right way, adding power to your coaching.
The most powerful questions are:
- Relevant to what’s been said
As a leadership coach you are a critical resource for the organization success regardless of where within an organization you sit. As a leadership coach, you are the fuel that can be fed into the organization’s intention for improved communication, “good” turnover, and the ability to execute strategy faster and more fluidly.
We have learned from neuroscience that a specific mindset, that is, a focus, creates the pathway to growth and success. Once this pathway of new behavior (in this case “coaching”) is established through practice and focus, a habit is developed. This habit of new foundational behavior affords you the ability to integrate coaching into your other work as a leader, and draw from a pure place of power.
Leadership coaches have the understanding to establish a context for this skillsets application and as such the ability to integrate it with all else you do as you lead change and support your clients and organization.
Leadership Coaching Skills
- A strong foundational understanding of what coaching is: a co-creative process that moves the agenda and accountability away from the leader and onto the team or individual being coached.
- Ability to adapt as not only strategic planning experts, but partners to maximize strategy, brainstorm and reflect on the messages they send.
- Positive and growth minded process established through practice and focus.
Leadership Coach Traits
- Authentic and confident in the value of their coaching model.
- A wide range of knowledge on the different approaches to leadership.
- Confidence in their abilities as a leader and their ability to communicate that confidence.
Great Leadership Coaches realize how much their field is constantly changing and being redefined and rediscovered. They spend time reading and studying leadership techniques as well as practicing them.
Our training provides you not only with the essential skills to refine your role as a leadership coach, but the marketing and business development techniques to leverage your leadership coaching practice. An organization is making the investment in you to insure the investment you make in others grows the capability of your team and your organization. Once you have the basic mastery of coaching functionally understood, you will be a better overall leader.
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