Leadership coaching is back in fashion. The growing optimism in economic growth has led to an increase in the number of companies investing in executive and leadership coaching as a key part of learning and talent development, performance management and supporting change.
Leadership coaching brings many wonderful benefits: fresh perspectives on personal challenges, enhanced decision-making skills, greater interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence. Those who undertake coaching can expect improvement in productivity, satisfaction with life and work, and the attainment of relevant goals. It also enables employees to be focused on goals aligned with organisational strategy, to learn better, manage relationships better, be more effective team members and increase performance.
According to CIPD’s 2014 Learning and Development study, 78 per cent of organisations intended to carry out leadership development activities in order to change behaviour or organisational culture, as well as develop high-potential individuals.
Research from Henley Business School found that individual and team coaching are the top leadership and development tools for businesses; and that 83 per cent of organisations intended to make use of coaching, with external coaches preferred for executive and senior management.
Some of the main benefits of leadership coaching are that it helps leaders raise their self-awareness, learn about what might be holding them back or hindering their success, improve their self-confidence, increase their gravitas and ensure better communication skills. It can help leaders to inspire, motivate and influence those around them.
The ability for CEOs to communicate effectively, to reward, innovate, as well as care about and develop people will motivate employees far more than the ‘lone-wolf’ leadership styles that are no longer acceptable.
Leadership coaching has proved to be very beneficial to all companies, regardless of size, or how long it has been in operation. The coaching sessions are very important for a new managerial team, executives who want to improve their relationship with workers, professionals who want to appreciate their work more and create a better working environment and, those who want to change their leadership/managerial styles.
At The 21st Century Leadership Company, we believe that leadership coaching is the vehicle of the 21st century leader. Competition is rising and getting fiercer in today’s business market, thus aspiring and current leaders are facing increasing pressures to improve work performance and deliver greater results. With such demanding expectations and objectives to juggle, who couldn’t do with some guidance and direction?
Our programmes are client-centred and adopt a whole life perspective. Our clients are encouraged to examine themselves and their environment in order to enhance their performance and fulfilment. This provides a personally tailored approach to learning and development, which is time limited, goal-orientated and offers objectivity. The result? You’ll be equipped with the clarity, confidence & motivation to deliver success in today’s business world!
For more information about our Leadership Coaching service, please call 01925 730 209.