Positive Leadership Through Executive Coaching
What is your day-to-day communication like with your team? Effective communication builds a sense of mutual trust and respect while empowering the employee. Every coach knows the value of empowering people to believe they have what it takes to succeed. More positive and constructive feedback for all creates a culture of openness in the office. Employees will keep better track of their productivity and feel more empowered to successfully achieve a work-life balance.
Executive coaching is "about positive things like growth and maximizing potential."
Executive coaching focuses on making top leaders more effective and it's becoming increasingly common for smaller entities like family businesses, dentists or attorneys to use the service.
Why Executive Coaching is so Valuable?
Helping an executive identify his or her strengths and weaknesses and address both brings along many benefits:
Serving as a sounding board for strategic decision-making.
Coaching a newly promoted employee who has never supervised before.
Helping employees manage their stress.
Helping a team "fight fair" as its members divide up resources for their parts of a make-or-break product development.
Aiding in the "management of uncertainty" in these days when there can be five or six "right" strategies that could be pursued.
Mediating conflicts between executives. A coach often has a kind of temporary authority, say several of the experts, to tell top leaders what no one else can. "Sometimes I can say the unsayable," says White.
In 1990 the term "Emotional Intelligence" (or EI) was brought to light in a research paper by two psychology professors, John D. Mayer of UNH and Peter Salovey of Yale. The term was further explained in an article by Rutgers psychologist Daniel Goleman, wherein he describes EI this way:
The most effective leaders are all alike in one crucial way: they all have a high degree of what has come to be known as emotional intelligence. It's not that IQ and technical skills are irrelevant. They do matter, but...they are the entry-level requirements for executive positions.... Without (emotional intelligence), a person can have the best training in the world, an incisive, analytical mind, and an endless supply of smart ideas, but he still won't make a great leader.
People with high emotional intelligence are better leaders, in part because of empathy. People under your leadership need to know you hear them, understand them, and more importantly, that you care about the situation. Colin Powell once wrote, “Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”
As a company leading the way forward with an executive coaching is beneficial on so many levels. Dr Anton Kruger can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .