Leadership is a vital skill for any manager or executive. Learning to be somebody your employees follow and look up to can be particularly challenging if you live and work in Canada – were going anywhere else for training is expensive and time-consuming.
The struggle is that as leaders, we do not see our own blind spots. There is little that will help us get to where we need to or want to go.
We live at the top and it is lonely. So, who leads you? Who makes sure you are getting to your goals and finding life fulfillment? Many of us have heard about executive coaches but do not completely understand their value.
Everyone can get better. Strengthening your leadership decisions will ultimately strengthen your organization.
Executive coaches will directly impact your leadership skills and result in more rapidly getting to where you want to be.
Many executives find they have to resort to a weeklong training program on the mainland, costing money and affecting productivity.
Fortunately, Impact itself has a strong array of leadership training programs and leadership coaches.
Coaches are an even better option – a good leadership coach will establish your work and learning styles and give you personalized advice to achieve your goals.
They will also provide a listening ear and techniques to deal with the inevitable stress that comes with an executive position.
Because coaching is personalized, you can make better progress in less time, which also equals less money.
A good coach can also help you with job transitions and even the preparation for retirement.
Executive leadership coaching is a short term thing – generally covering a period from six months to a year, with meetings several times a month.
The idea is to give you the tools you need to move forward from this point or to deal with a specific situation such as a job change, promotion, or difficult situation such as a merger.
An executive leadership coach is able to mentor professionals that are able to grow into leaders in their respective fields.
Learn about a simple, practical, effective, and down to earth approach to mentoring and coaching that is widely admired.
The fact is the most effective learning comes from our relationships and interactions with others. Parents, coaches, mentors? All have had their impact on our lives.
They guide us as we take steps in a new direction, and help us overcome the natural obstacles that arise.
True and lasting change takes time to practice, to think, to commit. The accountability we experience when others are involved in our personal change process is a powerful ingredient to keep us on track.
For the ideas that will challenge us, help us grow, and keep us moving forward.
Learn how executive coaching involves the ability to understand you: to think about how you think and understand your perspective.
If that doesn’t suit, then it’s possible to get leadership presentations and seminars without having to leave the islands.
The business community has high-quality conferences, seminars, and programs throughout the year – and some of them may suit your needs.
By now, you should know you’re learning style, and whether a week-long course will help you.