If the leaders don’t change, the culture won’t change.
This is why organisational transformation begins with the personal transformation of the leaders
An executive coach is “a qualified professional that works with individuals (usually executives, but often high potential employees) to help them gain self-awareness, clarify goals, achieve their development objectives, unlock their potential, and act as a sounding board.”
The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines executive coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential”. This definition is simple, but it is packed with many complexities. Two complexities that differentiate the coaching approach targeted to CEOs and other high-level executives are related to the driver and the length of the engagement.
We all have unconscious fears that are triggered from time to time which impact our relationships, both at home and at work. Learning how to identify, manage and then release these fears can be a life-long process. The best way to improve your personal mastery skills is to receive regular feedback from your boss, your peers, and your subordinates
Self-knowledge is the key. We all have our blind spots. That is why we need feedback.
Research shows that literally in the BLINK OF AN EYE is how fast it takes to make a good or bad first impression. In addition to a business plan and product or service concept, there is the all-important first impression and connection that the individual makes. Once a company is launched, the personality and mannerisms of a founder and CEO can set the tone for the entire workplace culture. Indeed, some of the largest companies have been known to take on certain personality characteristics and attitudes that can be traced up the ladder to the executive suite.
According to the, organizations that use coaching reported stronger market performance. A global by Price Waterhouse Coopers and the Association Resource Centre concluded that the mean ROI for companies investing in coaching was seven times that of the initial investment. A quarter of the companies in the survey reported an ROI of 10 to 49 times investment.