Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Leaders can make or break your business

Businesses don’t fail, leaders do. Leaders that fail to recognise this and the importance of their leadership skills risk being just “average” in this competitive global economy. Effective leaders engage, motivate and inspire their workforce. They know their purpose, and how to create a shared purpose with their people. Leadership is a skill; people are not just born with it. It can be developed and enhanced through executive coaching.

Executive coaching is one of the most effective ways for people to become more successful and develop skills and emotional intelligence that will enhance their performace. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) two out of three organisations use external coaches and 92 per cent judge coaching by external practitioners to be effective.

One of the leaders I have recently worked with was extremely intelligent, ambitious, hardworking, but he was side-lined for a promotion, because he couldn't communicate effectively. Through coaching, he found out that his communication issues were linked to his shyness and trust. Once he worked through the issues with his executive coach he was promoted and became comfortable leading people. Everyone is different, that's why coaching is more effective than training. Executive coaching is specially tailored to the individual; the only agenda is the client's success.

Great leadership is not a secret, it is a skill that is developed through hard work, experience and learning.

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