What is Executive & Leadership Coaching, and what are best practices, tools and templates for teams and organizations?
Definition of Executive & Leadership Coaching
Executive & Leadership Coaches are consultants who are brought in to act as mentors to executives within an organization. They fulfill various roles for Executives and their direct reports, including coach, educator, guide, confidant and challenger. The goal is the overall development of the executive in order to improve his or her leadership skills.
Description of Executive & Leadership Coaching
Executive & Leadership Coaching works best when the focus is on developing the skills of a leader, not “fixing” toxic behavior. In an executive’s fast-paced world, coaching helps to carve out dedicated time on a consistent basis to devote to their own development as leaders. As a result, goals can be achieved faster than if the executive has to rely solely on his or her own internal assessment and introspective thinking. Benefits of Executive & Leadership Coaching typically include:
- Better prioritization skills
- More positive working relationships
- Sharper focus
- Improved decision making
- Enhanced problem solving ability
- Renewed commitment to the company
- Improved work/life balance
A good Executive Coach is a cross between a business consultant and psychotherapist who can help make the most of an executive’s natural leadership abilities.
Tools & Templates
Common tools used in Executive & Leadership Coaching include Myers Briggs Type Indicator assessments, 360 Degree Feedback processes, and personal goal setting and action plans.
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