Working with Ceos and business owners we’ve discovered that self-awareness is crucial to strong leadership and it can be heightened through coaching. Too many leaders just think of coaching as remedial; they don’t look at it like Phil Jackson coaching Michael Jordan to higher performance. Unlike business advisers who “coach” you in business processes, Business Coaches who are certified in Strategic Intervention and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) are able to identify the patterns you keep running which keep you from meeting your objectives.
CEOs say they’re most interested in such skills as conflict management and communication and yet they place relationship and persuasion skills way too far down on their list of priorities. In all organizations, large and small, leaders are always dealing with psychological and relational issues with their teams. Successful leadership requires astuteness about others: their emotional and strategic personal drivers; their self-interest, overt and covert. These relationship competencies rest on a foundation of self-knowledge and self-awareness, and you can’t really understand someone else until you understand yourself.
CEOs can struggle with others telling them what to do. That’s not what we do at all. We focus on the goals the CEO or business owner wants most to achieve and hold them accountable by using the S.M.A.R.T. strategy.
5 Keys A To Successful Business Coaching Strategy
S – Specific, what actions will you take to obtain the goal.
M – Measurable, use data or metrics as proof of what action we are taking is working.
A – Achievable, setting realistic goals possible to accomplish within your scope.
R – Relevant, makes sense within the job function, and improves the business.
T – Timed, state when you’ll get done, be specific on the date or timeframe.
As an example: If you are in manufacturing in IL. It may help to have a consulting company like IMEC help with getting you clear on the steps needed to accomplish your goals.
They put together a team of experts and help you strategize and accomplish your goals.
By implementing these strategies we get our business coaching clients free from fear of making the wrong decisions and hold them accountable to taking action that will propel them and their teams forward.
We’ve helped task-oriented CEOs become more strategic and have helped strategic thinking CEOs put systems in place they can use to hold their teams accountable.
Regardless of your natural bent, our coaches become your strategic partner and help you step out of your comfort zone and out of your fallback tendencies so that you take bold, decisive actions which get you the results you want.