Until not long ago, leadership equated to command and control, and a leader’s job typically consisted in directing employees to perform their duties well, delegating, solving problems, and monitoring and evaluating progress. Success was measured by company profits as well as meeting targets and deadlines, often at the expense of long work hours, lack of work-life harmony, and dissatisfaction.
The Great Resignation is the result of a collective business culture that is unable to attract and retain talent. People are feeling burned out, stagnant, and dissatisfied in their careers, and in search for more people-centered work environments.
In today’s constantly changing, challenging, and unpredictable circumstances, leaders have a new role, which is to provide support and guidance rather than instructions, while team members learn to adapt to constant changes in ways that unleash fresh energy, innovation, flexibility, and commitment. Consequently, coaching is becoming essential to the core of an organization’s culture, and that’s why more and more organizations are training their leaders as coaches.
One difference between everyday managers and effective, respected leaders is the mindset, toolset, and skillset that a coaching foundation offers. Effective leaders-as-coaches ask questions instead of giving answers, involve team members in decision-making, and facilitate their personal and professional growth. To become effective leaders-as-coaches, managers must be open to self-awareness, vulnerability, and transparency. Employees are more enthusiastic about the work they do when they know their leaders genuinely care about their growth and are willing to support them in accomplishing their goals.
Learning foundational coaching skills doesn’t make you a certified coach; rather, it makes you a more mindful and effective individual both professionally and personally.
Just like in sports, leaders-as-coaches support the growth of each player to be more skilled and strong in order to ensure a win for the team.
“Organisations that develop their managers to be coaches experience consistently higher levels of employee productivity and engagement and enjoy improved economic performance. A defining quality of a Leader-as-Coach is their ability to develop a winning mood.”
Source: Oxford Leadership
A coaching foundation positively impacts people’s careers and personal lives by helping them
- Overcome negative self-talk and limiting beliefs
- Gain self-confidence and effectiveness
- Take action toward achieving their goals and aspirations
- Improve performance and engagement
- Become aware of personal strengths and opportunities for personal growth
- Align personal and organizational values
- Increase life and job satisfaction
At the organizational level, leaders-as-coaches positively impact departments, teams, team members, and culture by
Empowering individuals and encouraging them to take responsibility
Improving individual performance and team collaboration
Helping identify and develop high potential employees
Identifying both organizational and individual strengths, and development opportunities
Helping individuals find the motivation and empowerment to excel
Creating a culture that supports trust, healthy communication, collaboration, creativity, innovation, and the well-being of all employees
Keeping continuous momentum while working on short-term gains and long-term goals
This interactive learning experience followed by weekly activities and a practicum has been designed to introduce leaders to the basics of coaching and receive real time, hands-on practice in a fun, yet confidential and safe space.The Coach Approach to Leadership uses a holistic perspective that equips leaders on how to communicate from the inside out and inspire others.
As a result, executives, directors, and managers will drastically change the outcome of conversations and relationships with their teams, and boost their self-awareness and leadership finesse. They will gain the ability to shift the focus from problems and putting out fires to proactively creating solutions and inspiring others to do the same.
Becoming an intuitive listener, seeking to understand by asking powerful questions, ensuring buy-in, and building accountability are examples of what participants can expect to learn and practice during this highly interactive session.LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COACH APPROACH
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Kyle Pertuis is a seasoned Professional Executive Coach and Leadership Development Consultant with a 25-year track record in planning and facilitating programs designed to optimize business growth, leadership development, personal effectiveness and employee engagement. His entrepreneurial and consulting experience have helped both established companies as well as start-ups. Key areas of focus include successfully planning and launching programs for the benefit of leadership, organizational and cultural development, transition and succession planning, executive and leadership coaching, and overall strategic planning.
Ultimately, his coaching style is rooted in his passion to support and assist people in creating positive and lasting change in their business and personal lives. As Founder of MindFit Coaching, Inc, he works primarily with Business Owners, Leaders, Executives, Managers and Entrepreneurs enabling them to maximize their highest potential and performance levels.REQUEST DISCOVERY CALL