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Helping Successful Executives Enhance Their Professional Effectiveness

Coaching
the Successful

Michael Stern

All successful pro athletes have coaches. You’re in a key senior management role. Do you deserve any less?

Even the champions have coaches -
to help them adapt to changing circumstances, so they can play better and feel better. It's not about fixing something broken. It's about mastery.

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  1. VALUE OF EXECUTIVE COACHING

    VALUE OF EXECUTIVE COACHING

    Coaching is not telling people what to do. It’s giving them a chance to examine what they are doing in light of their intentions

    People are never good at seeing themselves as others see them or objectively evaluating their own behavior.  An executive coach provides balanced perspective by offering feedback and guidance in real time.

     

  2. KEY LEADERSHIP TRAIT

    KEY LEADERSHIP TRAIT

    Great leaders are people who are trusted by followers. To be effective, you must earn a personal reputation for being a trusted accountable leader Trust is confidence that stems from two dimensions: character and competence.  Character includes your integrity, motivation, and objectives with people. Competence includes your expertise, accomplishments and  track record. Both dimensions are vital.  .  Real leadership inspires people to pull together and collectively achieve something great.

     

  3. WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A COACH

    WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A COACH

    An executive coach must be an “Olympic-level listener” who can see and understand the world from your perspective.  The coach should “spark your brain” -- broaden your thinking and help you reach insights about  new behaviours, approaches and solutions.

    The coach should also function as a unique sounding board, benign “conscience” and devil’s advocate – a confidant with whom the executive can share observations and perceptions too delicate to discuss with others.

     

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