To gain perspective. At the top of an organization you have a unique perspective, but it is also limited by your position of power. An executive coach is one of the few people that is able to tell you what you need to know, but cannot or will not see. Your coach can give you objective and constructive feedback on your blind spots, and provide an outside perspective on the business and your team.
No, this is not a ‘get rich overnight scheme.’ Interviewing several leading executive coaches, I noticed a pattern of their recommendations. While you may not have time or may feel you cannot afford an executive coach, you can use each of these tips-right now.
Executive Coaching London can help you find a good balance: Focus on your strengths while improving on your weaknesses. For example, if you are a great leader but can’t seem to manage your time, you can focus on your leadership while improving your time management skills.
Enlarge your network. Make new friends. Never miss an opportunity to present yourself and your profession. But don’t become a marketing menace. Don’t overdo it. Remember that you want people to remember you in a positive way, not as that “terrible pushy person”.
No one learns exactly the same way as another person. To get the very most out of a virtual learning experience, you should be able to pick and choose on every level.
Lafair: I wish I could answer “Yes” to that. It would make life easier. However, I did not make up the rules. I just know how to explain them. I believe there is a wonderful opportunity to use work for growth, for becoming whole, for bringing all of our best potential to our business arena.
This kind of personal coaching is especially valuable to create a grounded experience and practical action steps. It’s easy to know something intellectually, but miss opportunities to use it. Working with an expert coach is a fast way to leverage knowledge into action.