For many coaches working in the developmental coaching space, much of the coaching dialogue is aimed at creating breakthrough insights where coaches help clients to become aware of limiting patterns of thinking and behaviour.
The challenge and burden of leadership can be extremely daunting.
It can feel like traversing a mountain with little oxygen resulting in critical wellbeing and health issues.
Some leaders get an awful lot of work done.
They are highly competent, have expert knowledge and are known for producing work of a high standard which is undertaken meticulously.
In a former career (nearly 30 years ago) I trained as a geologist.
Years of peering through microscopes in palaeontology laboratories taught me one cold,
If you are reading this article, you may be a leader who might be contemplating working with a coach to take your leadership to the next level.
We should really start this “Five signs you need to work with an executive coach” article by also asking you,
This may be a question you’ve been asking yourself for some time now.
The reason for this might be because you have not been able to determine a course of action or the actual change you want to see for yourself yet.
The coaching industry has grown at an unprecedented rate during the last 20 years and the positive effect is that leadership coaching has been widely embraced by organisations as a vehicle to develop leadership capability.
Leaders working in demanding roles tend to get little or no time to develop their own leadership ability. Focused on getting the job done and developing their own people,
Year after year organisations invest large sums in an attempt to improve their leadership capability as a means to create organisational cultures which deliver for customers and shareholders.