Perhaps the greatest personal impact that comes from professional coaching is increased self-awareness. CEOs who practice a form of ‘Executive Privilege’ when it comes to giving their employees everything they need to succeed need to know that coaching can be just as empowering for them, as well.
“Not all CEOs come to the table with the full set of skills they need to build their companies to last for the next decade.” ~Katie Belding
CEOs set the tone for the entire organization. And data shows that leaders in executive positions who choose to build a coaching culture within the workplace are more successful in their efforts when they are the first to acknowledge their need for – and seek – additional training.
Self-awareness is defined as having a thorough understanding of one’s essential characteristics and qualities, including:
But while this may sound like a good idea, the reality is that practicing self-awareness exposes some truths about one’s self that can be difficult to face.
Internal Coaching is an investment in the success of an organization’s leaders and should be viewed as a privilege by the executive fortunate enough to be offered professional coaching.
For many executives, self-awareness is challenging – and this is usually where any initial resistance comes in to play.
But this is also where coaching can have the greatest impact on executives. Internal Coaching will challenge leadership to:
- Be Authentic, Genuine
- Communicate with Clarity
- Understand Behaviors, Attitudes
- Consistently Meet Objectives and Goals
And CEOs need to know that trained Corporate Coaches don’t leave you where they find you.
The qualified coach challenges you to ‘go bigger’ while leading you through the process, effectively empowering you to empower your team, building an effective coaching culture within your workplace.
As a CEO, what is really most important to you?
Take a few minutes to reflect on this question and answer it honestly. If you’re not able to get crystal clear on priorities and goals – or you’re finding it difficult to convey to your team what you need from them – then Grab This Free Quick Guide to start you on a path to self-awareness that has helped many executives to get more successful results.