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.
1. You’ll Demonstrate Self-Awareness
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.
2. You’ll Communicate More Effectively
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.
3. You’ll Manage Different Perspectives
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.
4. You’ll Constructively Debate
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.
5. You’ll Balance Stakeholders
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.
6. You’ll Develop the Right Networks
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.
7. You’ll Delegate Work & Responsibilities Without a Hitch
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.