10 Stages of Leadership Development

Leadership coaching refers to working with the leaders of an organization to help them realize their abilities and maximize those abilities to lead their teams. As businesses start to return to the office, managers need to know how to transition their employees to this return and may need to know which questions to ask a leadership coach in preparation for leadership coaching now more than ever.

Monique DeMonaco has over 17 years of executive coaching experience and has devised her 10 Stages of Leadership Structure to guide her clients through a training process that enables managers to help their employees begin to see themselves as part of a cohesive team with shared experiences, goals, and challenges and reach leadership coaching results.

These 10 stages of leadership development are:

Stage 1: Thought

  1. Recognizing and Labeling Your Driving Thoughts

  2. Challenging Your Limitation-Based Thinking, Beliefs, and Bias

  3. Overcoming The Challenges, Separating Real and Perceived Possibilities, and Recognizing Imagined Obstacles and Blocks

  4. Shifting To A Global Perspective And Opportunity


Stage 2: Self

  1. Instilling Courage

  2. Understanding Authenticity

  3. Creating Trust Because Of Who You Are

  4. Being Open By Demonstrating Self-Awareness

  5. Recognizing and Embracing Self-Development


Stage 3: Creating the New and Different

  1. Create Open-Mindset Acceptance

  2. Cultivate Innovation For Self and Others

  3. Develop An Updated Strategic Mindset


Stage 4: Decision Making

  1. Building Confidence to Make Decisions

  2. Construct Objectivity In Decision Quality

  3. “Selling” Your Decisions


Stage 5: Taking Initiative

  1. Evolving as an Action-Oriented Team Member

  2. Identifying Opportunities To Become Resourceful

  3. Directing Work and People

  4. Optimizing Work Processes Based On What You Have Learned (feedback, trial & error, education, and/or training)


Stage 6: Focusing On Personal Performance

  1. Allows Ownership, Builds Confidence, and Fosters Pride