In today’s fast paced business culture, aligning companies and their leaders is more important than ever before. Developing more productive ways for businesses, upper managers and executives to collaborate is a top priority and a high leverage investment in your future economic value.
Many of the world’s most esteemed corporations invest in private coaching efforts for their top tier leaders. By providing these leaders with private coaching or guidance, you will be able to fast track establishing a corporate culture that strengthens truth, trust and integrity. Companies that seek speed and competitive agility must provide their people with abundant opportunities to influence others by delegating more autonomy and authority. This requires that leaders and managers poses communication and relationship skills necessary to ethically influence and inspire employees as well as demonstrating the ability to manage rapid change, capitalize on individual strengths and manage conflict constructively – All the while, showing respect for people of diverse backgrounds.
This combination may seem like an overwhelming skill set to acquire, considering emotional intelligence is expected, but often in short supply. Objective assessment, candid feedback and honest self-reflection are essential to one’s professional development, especially at the top end of the corporate structure. This type of growth development very rarely occurs because candor and meaningful feedback from others may generate emotional tension and fear. It is this fear that usually paralyzes us when we are given opportunities to broaden our awareness and consider making any beneficial changes. These days, the corporate victims of such fear are struggling to survive.
Executive guidance engages people in ways that acknowledge and bolster their individual strengths, styles and goals. The primary goal of good executive coaching is to help potential leaders produce outstanding business results for their employers. Executive coaching is intellectually based on a small number of disciplines including: consulting, management/leadership principles, organizational development and basic psychology. It should integrate both personal development and organizational needs. This coaching approach can help leaders:
- Adapt more quickly to new responsibilities
- Reduce destructive behaviors
- Improve retention
- Enhance teamwork
- Align individuals to collective goals
- Facilitate succession
- Support organizational change
- Foster a culture of continuous improvement for the benefit of the entire organization.
Chris has been teaching, consulting and coaching professionals for 30 years. His coaching consists of highly personalized one-on-one sessions mixed with group/team feedback and discussion. He incorporates several assessment instruments along with development exercises, readings and brief journaling assignments. A schedule of coaching sessions usually extends over a 3 – 5 month period, meeting 2-3 times per month.
Chris served as adjunct faculty for the University of Wisconsin School of Business-Dept. of Executive Education for 30 years. He is deeply committed to helping leaders and executives discover new potential, expand their influence, enrich their lives and above all, enhance the business of their employers.