As a leader, it is important to continuously learn and grow in order to effectively lead and make informed decisions. While some leaders may believe that they can simply read a book or listen to a lecture and immediately apply the information. The reality is that lasting change and personal growth often require a more structured and personalized approach. This is where coaching can be a valuable tool for leaders to be more effective.
Here are six reasons why it’s more important than ever to be coachable as a leader:
Develop new skills and perspectives: Coaching can help leaders to develop new skills and perspectives that are relevant to their specific goals and challenges. This can include things like communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and time management.
Enhance self-awareness: Coaching can also help leaders to increase self-awareness and better understand their own strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. This can be especially useful for leaders who may be stuck in their own ways or who are unaware of their own biases or limitations.
Generate long-term thinking: Coaching can provide support and encouragement as leaders work towards their long-term goals, which can help them stay motivated and focused.
Increase accountability: Coaching provides a structured and accountable environment in which leaders can set and work towards specific goals. This can help leaders to stay motivated and on track, and to make real progress towards their objectives.
Improve communication: Coaching can also help leaders to improve communication within their team or organization. This can involve things like improving listening skills, managing conflict, and building trust.
Increase resilience: Finally, coaching can help leaders to increase resilience and develop strategies for handling stress and setbacks. This can be especially important in today’s fast-paced and uncertain world, where the ability to adapt and bounce back is more important than ever.
Overall, being coachable is crucial to success because it demonstrates a willingness to put ego and pride aside in order to learn and grow. This willingness to put in the work and effort to improve is what sets apart those who succeed from those who don’t.
Lead From Within: The best leaders are coachable because they are the willingness to listen, learn, and grow from others’ experiences and insights.
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After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world.
Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds
of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership
program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance
and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.
Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership
and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with
the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR,
Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others.
Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.