Refresh Your Leadership Style with Executive Coaching
Leadership style, like any other commodity comes with a shelf life, if not refreshed becomes meaningless. Be it engaging employees to reach organizational goals or adding value to products and service to make it more competitive or making oneself ready to embrace changes in demanding market situations – it is leader’s prime responsibility to first adopt and excel in constantly changing situations and then expect their team to follow.
This requires consistency of focus which only comes from strong conviction and timely self-assessment of situations. While at one point a clear input from peers in form of feedback is very helpful but on another hand guidance from Executive Coach is also required for bench-marking and to bridge the gap by tapping hidden and unused potential.
Here are five things leaders must immediately do to reinvent themselves:
To prepare and adopt to new Ecosystem: Leaders must take factual approach and assess the required skillset to become successful and fulfill organizational goals in constantly changing times. Executive Coach can guide leaders on how to steer better the growth momentum to out-beat the competition.
Vulnerability leads to victory: As a leader don’t assume to be perfect nor wait to get demand to refresh your leadership style. As a good leader, you must accept that there are growth areas for that you continually reinvent yourself along the way. Be honest to acknowledge gaps and be courageous and wise enough to find ways to close those gaps.
Commit to improved roles and responsibilities – Executive coach assist leaders to give rational assessment where his or her skills are required and where new skills are to be learned. Are you mature enough to endure and do you have the required willpower to stay in the race?
Revisit & Replace outdated Skill Sets: Leaders must be willing to break the monotony and question their natural tendencies, behaviors and how they approach particular problem in the light of newer situations. Over time one skill may lose its impact, which is normal but immediately replace it with newer and more demanding skills.
Proactively and responsibly experimenting with newer ideas and ideals – customer expectations has changed and hence older products and services needs to be revamped; a reality check is required. Understand what it takes to lead in current times and are you that right person. Employees are dealing with the completely changed world from totally pessimistic overview to conservative and even to a totally exciting scenarios. Executive coach must work hand-in-hand and reshape leader’s approach by building executive presence and mental toughness thus making him the thought leader.
Work as a team – tough it is ultimately your responsibility but don’t go alone – better create team and work as a team to generate value for yourself for employees and for organization.