I’ve been coaching leaders around the world for decades. Many were coerced by circumstances into accepting the help of a coach but in time they came to realize the benefits of individualized executive coaching. Some have stuck with me ever since and many more check in from time to time. Here are some of the advantages that I hear about most often from them:
Creating a customized experience. There are lots of leadership development programs out there. But every leader is an individual, at a different stage in their career and with a different background and needs. A coach can meet you where you are and make it truly about you—and speed your development without wasting your time on things you already know.
Identifying your blind spots. We all have blind spots—whether it’s difficulty in knowing how to relate to employees, or resistance to structuring time, or a struggle with work-life balance, or getting stuck in strategic planning. An executive coach can streamline the process of identifying and addressing your own blind spots—and making the most of your strengths.
Closing the gaps. Many leaders share the misguided belief that what has gotten them to their current position will keep them moving toward success. An executive coach can help you grow your skills and leverage your weaknesses to make sure you’re moving forward.
Building meaningful relationships. Even great leaders sometimes limit their capability by neglecting to build important relationships. A good executive coach has the expertise to help you build and maintain strong mutually beneficial connections.
Overcoming cookie-cutter leadership. Many leaders deal with everyone the same way and hope for the best. But successful leadership depends largely on how you they respond to ad direct others. An executive coach can help you develop the skills to understand and respond to people as individuals.
Achieving your ultimate best. Chances are you’re already doing your best. But an executive coach can help you take your best much higher by working with you to develop clarity about your goals, put a plan in place for achieving them, and develop the focus and discipline to make it happen.
Becoming a source of inspiration. Many leaders believe that great leadership means meeting all their targets and keeping their stakeholders happy. And those things are important, but true leadership starts with people. An executive coach can help you develop the big-picture skills of communicating your vision and inspiring people to follow it.
An executive leadership coach is a great way to develop your skills, find solutions to day-to-day issues, accelerate your performance in your current role; it can also help you raise the overall trajectory of your leadership career.
Lead from within: Executive coaching can bring benefits that will help fine-tune every leader’s journey and accelerate their long-term success.
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The Leadership Gap
What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.