Leadership coaching can guide executives of an organization but can also benefit a team of employees to help them realize their abilities and work together more effectively.
You’ve decided to invest in Leadership Coaching, either for yourself or your team, but you’re not sure exactly what the end results will be. Coach Monique DeMonaco has created 20 results from leadership coaching that will be assessed after her leadership coaching has been completed.
It is the ability to clearly assess your own capabilities that sets you up to grow, develop, and take on new challenges. It is done with a combination of experience, feedback, and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths, weaknesses, what you are good at, not good at, what you overuse, and overdo. Socrates said it best when he said, “Know Thyself.” The Johari Window Exercise is an example of an exercise and experience that is woven into this unique leadership coaching training program.
High quality communication is an essential key to success. It leads to mutual understanding and achievement. Poor communication wastes time and money and can result in devastating consequences. People at all levels share ideas, learn from each other, and keep each other informed about problems, opportunities, progress, and solutions. Effective leadership communication provides a clear message that is intended to be understood and well received.
Perspective is a particular attitude or way of regarding something; point of view. When you learn to manage different perspectives, you can see opportunities instead of problems, create workarounds for obstacles, and see every situation as a potential to learn. Without perspective, you can easily develop tunnel vision or a “fixed mindset” that hinders you from working well with others, effectively solving problems or developing contingency plans.
A leader needs effective cohesive teams, growth, and innovation. Another outcome is to establish conditions that encourage the free exchange, discussion, and development of ideas. Eliminate conditions that prevent potentially useful ideas from being heard or allowing mediocre ones to be implemented.
Balancing stakeholders who have a legitimate claim or “stake” and either affect or are affected by the actions of an individual or an organization is important for managing conflict as a leader. An effective change management strategy builds great leadership teams that can manage these internal or external stakeholders whether they are vendors/suppliers, customers, decision makers, community members, and even different individuals or departments within an organization.
Developing networks means bringing businesses and other stakeholders together for mutual benefit. This is a distinctive stage of leadership development that is different from the traditional perspective of seeing counterparts as “separate from us,” challengers or competition. Developing networks with stakeholders such as other professional organizations, vendors, customers, third parties related to mid-stream, and the community at large helps to build positive relationships and alliances, connection within the community, and a sense of pride. In short, developing networks is a “win win” for everyone.
As a trained leader, you’ll be able to provide direction, delegation of tasks and workload, and remove obstacles to get things done. In everyone’s career, there is a major turning point that occurs when they can no longer “do it all themselves” and now have to get work completed through others. Another important leadership coaching result is resolving micromanaging, enabling, and trust issues.
Taking responsibility. Owning up to commitments. Being answerable for your actions of those you lead. Understanding that accountability makes you more visible and more open to criticism, but also makes you more empowered and sets you up for success.
In our fast-paced world, opportunities can come and go quickly and challenges can emerge with little or no notice. It’s important to have new, innovative ideas to keep ahead in any industry and be able to manage challenges in a timely fashion. In order to be successful, you must have leadership and initiative skills and take action.
Ambiguity is part of life. We are constantly facing situations that are ambiguous and uncertain so we must be able to make decisions and take action when we “don’t have all the information.” Some studies estimate that 90% of what managers deal with is at least somewhat ambiguous which is why investing in the right leadership coaching training program is crucial for developing the leader.
Another important stage of leadership development is creating a collaborative team which is a necessity for organizational success. These partnerships and collaborations will help you overcome challenges, capitalize on opportunities and leverage your skills, talents, and knowledge to achieve a common goal.
Measuring leadership success depends on figuring out the best solution to sometimes difficult and high-stakes challenges and requires factoring in many moving parts. You need to be able to clearly define the problem, gather data from diverse and appropriate sources, sort through it, and then distill it down to simpler and more understandable pieces and be able to take others with you. Most professionals are smart enough to do it, but they sometimes don’t go about it in the right way. Knowing which questions to ask a leadership coach will help you ultimately, with managing complexity.
Conflict is a natural occurrence and often gets a bad reputation but a good leader can use an effective conflict management strategy for lasting leadership coaching results. Organizations are made up of individuals with their own opinions, experiences, competing interests and ideas. Handled poorly, conflict can entrench and divide. Handled well, it can create fertile ground for opportunity, progress, innovation, and growth.
In order to be a leader and lead others, you must be courageous. There is a certain level of “being comfortable with discomfort,” and those who are courageous overcome challenges and invite new opportunities not just for themselves, but for their organizations. Leadership coaching develops the leader from within by building confidence and courage.
Good decisions are rooted in analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment. Recognizing when you or others are overconfident in their abilities to make a decision or forecast outcomes is essential. Not forging ahead to make decisions or letting “no decision be your decision” undermines individuals and their organizations and your own leadership growth.
Success depends on developing a pool of talented people ready and willing to take on new challenges and opportunities when they are available. Building leadership skills with the right training that develop your talents and gifts needs to be an ongoing process while providing a process to help you develop and grow, and opportunities when you are ready.
More of the same….breeds more of the same. When you recognize and value differences, individuals and organizations grow and societal norms get dismantled and shifted. Savvy individuals and organizations recognize that successful leadership for growth is increasingly dependent on those who can interact effectively and respectfully with different types of people.
Enlisting contributors and leaders, at all levels, is essential to innovation and requires an openness to new and better ways. Participating in leadership coaching to help nurture an innovative mindset based on diversity and collaboration is necessary for executing big ideas that will help individuals and organizations grow.
Organizations are complex and made up of formal structures, policies, inventory, equipment, intellectual property, and institutional knowledge. When you have politics, emotions, conflict, confusion and uncertainty can unravel a well-run organization. When you have Organizational Savvy, a hugely important trait that emerges from powerful leadership coaching, you’ll know how to navigate success because you can distinguish between things such as intention and reality and recognize who has power and influence within the organization. You’ll know how to “message” in a way that creates that influential buy-in, while recognizing how to give respect to the right person. In short, you’ll use the right leadership and initiative skills to accomplish goals within your organization.
When team members lack resiliency, they tend to see themselves as failures which damages their sense of self and creates an aversion to risk. Risk is necessary not just for individual leadership for growth but for organizations as a whole. Leaders with high resiliency see failure for what it is, an isolated incident, and can reach their full potential by recognizing their skills and talents. They move forward knowing more while maintaining their sense of self without becoming risk aversive. Resilient leaders have the right questions to ask a leadership coach to maintain that growth.
All of Coach Monique’s Leadership & Executive Coaching programs are based in Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Brain-Science, The Science of Well-Being, and the Psychology Of Happiness. She’ll give you proven trademarked tools, techniques, and solutions to ignite your leadership growth.
Utilizing an Emotional Intelligence Profile, Conceptual Model For Change, GE Executive Assessment, and her A→B→CC Conceptual Model™ as part of her strategically-proven leadership coaching tools, Monique’s clients drive innovation for their teams, increase productivity and profitability. She coaches clients to discover their untapped leadership potential to get the coaching results they need to become high-performing business leaders and executives.
With proven ROI, Coach Monique can take your career to the next level and help your business team. Contact Monique at 412-400-2085, firstname.lastname@example.org or coachmonique.com. Virtual appointments are available and you can schedule a free 30-minute discovery call to see how you and your team can benefit from her unique coaching services.