Executive coaching is becoming more and more popular because it works. Research from Henley Business School found that individual and team coaching are the top leadership and development tools for businesses, with external coaches preferred for executive and senior leadership. As businesses seek to take advantage of growth opportunities they are naturally looking to increase the maturity and performance of their leaders. coaching is the proven tool.
Yet choosing your coach is a critical decision. This article recommends choosing a coach with corporate experience, coaching experience, the right chemistry, someone who promotes confidentiality as well as someone to balance both challenge and support. Good luck on your quest!
Some of the main benefits of executive coaching are that it helps leaders raise their self-awareness, learn about what might be holding them back or hindering their success, improve their self-confidence, increase their gravitas and ensure better communication skills. It can help leaders become more authentic and make it easier for them to inspire, motivate and influence those around them. The ability for CEOs to communicate effectively, to reward, innovate, as well as care about and develop people will motivate employees far more than the ‘lone-wolf’ leadership styles that are no longer acceptable.