Red Adair, American businessman, said, “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” A company is only as good as the people that work there. To make your company outstanding, you need outstanding people.
Do you have managers that understand and draw the best from their employees? In this ever-changing world, your executives need ongoing training to develop the tools they need to lead the company. Talent development and human capital management should be important components of your company’s growth strategy.
How can your top tier maintain their edge? With leadership coaching. This kind of trainer brings skilled teaching and motivation to your company’s training program.
Because they are professionals, coaches invest time learning and applying the best methods. Expect them to offer these strengths:
- Cross Pollination. Great coaching draws from best practices not only in your current industry, but from all businesses. This cross pollination instills vigor within your organization.
- Newest Methods. Skilled coaches stay on top of the newest training methods and ideas so you can be confident your company will be able to develop the executive skill level they need.
- Clear Communication. Leadership coaching communicates clearly. Your executives will understand how to improve their game. They will also know how to inspire, motivate, and develop up and coming leaders.
Choose an executive coach who understands your needs and fits with your corporate style. When you find this kind of coach, you can use him or her over and over to raise the level of your executives.
With the right leadership coach, you can expect results in at least three areas:
- Improved Performance. Take a look at your current standards. Where do you want to see your workers performance improved? Coaching should make that difference. It’s a leadership tool that can work with the most basic employee up to the highest executive.
Your coach will help you set up assessment benchmarks to clearly measure the effects of the coaching program. Your program will develop the leaders you need to fill your succession program. They will gain essential skills to increase personal performance.
- Increased Productivity. The best value of a coach is determined by how well coaching improves the company output. As coaching helps executives implement leadership techniques, you’ll see more productivity.
Coaches help employees add value to the company. They teach them to spend time on the most important items. They guide them to recognize those areas that are most beneficial to the company.
Net result: improved bottom line.
- Enhanced Talents. Business may stifle if executives just do what’s been done before. Companies expand with think-outside-the-box vision. They need an infusion of ideas and creativity.
Coaching helps leaders think differently. It exposes them to ways of expanding ideas, methods, talents, choices, and decisions. They grow in ways they never would or could without this kind of outside help.
Trained executives gain talent that prepares them. Now they can deal with the new uncertainties that populate today’s business world.
No business that expects to grow and prosper can imagine doing so without using leadership coaching. It is an essential executive training development tool.
As you gain this powerful edge against the competition, you’ll find your staff performs better. They are more productive and use their talents to a higher degree. Your business leads out even in the challenges of today’s market.
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Joel Garfinkle is recognized as one of the top 50 coaches in the U.S., and the author of 7 books, including Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level. He has worked with many of the world's leading companies, including Google, Deloitte, Amazon, Ritz-Carlton, Gap, Cisco, Oracle, and many more. Visit Joel online at Garfinkle Executive Coaching. Subscribe to his Fulfillment@Work Newsletter and receive the FREE e-book, 40 Proven Strategies to Get Promoted Now!
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