Let’s start this article with what leadership coaching is? Executive coaching is defined as an individualized leader development process which is aimed at building the leader’s ability to achieve both the short term and the long term organizational goals.
While workshops and training sessions are general in nature the coaching process is an individualized one which is specially tailored around the leader who is to benefit from it.
Since leaders are entrusted with the task of leading the organizations and are responsible for achieving both short term and long term objectives of their organization it is but inevitable that they are provided opportunities to learn, grow and evolve too. How could you not provide opportunities for growth to an individual who is entrusted with the task of organizational and employees growth.
Why Organizations Hire Coach for their Leaders
More and more organizations are opting for leadership coaching as a means to facilitate their leaders to perform to their utmost potential.
Leadership coaching can be also be understood as a process where a coach coaches a leader and equips him with all the necessary skills to lead the organization in an enhanced manner. Moreover, coaches also identify the potential and strengths of their clients and boost them further while at the same time identifying weakness or areas which may be serving as an impediment in their optimal functioning as a leader.
There are many reasons why a coach is hired for leaders/senior personnel. However, the most popular areas where organizations look to hire coaches for their leaders include
- communication and interpersonal skills
- leadership manner/style
- networking and presentation skills
- personal development
- Succession management and planning
- balancing personal and professional life
- Time management skills
- Priority settings
- Career development and planning
- Conflict management
- Strengthen self-confidence
- Physical, mental and emotional well-being