‘Disrupt yourself’ as Whitney Johnson said at @WBECS2017
A great way leaders can do that is through leadership coaching courses.
Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential (ICF definition)
LEADERSHIP COACHING COURSES TAKES LEADERSHIP TO A HOLISTIC LEVEL
Are leaders born, or made? Nature Vs Nurture?
I definitely think it is Nurture. That being the case, how do we nurture our leaders? Old-fashioned Training, Mentoring, or Guiding? Or the age-old, but now almost forgotten Leadership Coaching. Coaching was always there. Look at any Master, Teacher, Guru or Avatar. We are just re-discovering.
Other methodologies ignore the part of a person that is outside work. Not executive/leadership coaching. The best leadership coaching engagements works with us as a whole.
Training/Mentoring/Guiding etc help only with doing, which is very superficial and temporary. leadership coaching courses helps us do from a state of Being.
Leadership from a state of Being can be powerful, transformational & beautiful!
Read on to learn why leadership coaching is a necessity, how leadership coaching can be the best way to disrupt yourself, the many benefits of incorporating leadership coaching your leadership development program and how you can choose the best leadership coaching courses.
WHY LEADERSHIP COACHING?
There are several hundreds of definitions of leadership. One of my favorites is
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams
While the collective consciousness has shifted, we are still stuck with the definitions, practices, tools and models of an earlier century. We borrowed some not-so-best practices from the military to the industrial revolution. Those approaches were relevant to an earlier era.
VUCA, Millennial/Gen Z, artificial/augmented intelligence, etc are the new realities. While everything else has shifted, is it not the time to shift leadership style also, and align with the times? leadership coaching courses can help make the shift.
LEADERSHIP COACHING CAN HELP YOU SHIFT YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE
Level 5 leadership by Jim Collins (‘Good to Great’) was perhaps ahead of time. Today executives need to demonstrate the Level 5 qualities to stay relevant on the TOP. Once you become an Executive, the burden of performance and expectations weighs heavy. A leadership coach can be a non-judgemental and supportive partner on the top (where it gets truly lonely). Selecting the best leadership coaching courses can prove to be a game-changer.
LEADERSHIP COACHING CAN HELP LEADERS LOOK INWARDS
Some of my favorite concepts linked to leadership are, deeply spiritual:
- #IQ2EQ2SQ: The previous generation of leaders thrived on IQ. Thanks to some great work in the area by Daniel Goleman and others, IQ to EQ is almost accepted as no more a choice, but the key to leadership, across all areas.
But the future of leadership may belong to the Spiritual Quotient (SQ). With mindfulness seen as the key to managing people to managing self, SQ may hold the key to the holistic success of future leaders. A leadership coach helpsleaders to look inwards & gain clarity!
- #I2We2He: It was considered a virtue to be selfish/focussed on I/Me/Mine, including my team. While the leadership is making a reluctant embrace of #I2We, the consciousness has perhaps shifted to #I2We2He! S/He here stands for the Divine & the manifestation of the Divine. And that includes Environment, Society, and Creation. I2We2He is level 5 leadership. The best leadership coaching can enable leaders to embrace a larger, grander vision and purpose and move to Level 5.
L: Love for the Divine (S/He) and the manifestation of the Divine. Alternatively, just ‘love’. Unconditional love, as a state of being. Is that not all-encompassing?
Unconditional positive regard, a concept developed by the humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers, is the basic acceptance and support of a person regardless of what the person says or does, especially in the context of client-centered therapy. Leadership coaching can help a leader develop unconditional positive regard.
E: Empathy, emotional quotient. It can also be a sincere, selfless eagerness to serve. Servant leadership could be more acceptable, with modifications. Just as Conscious Capitalism is gaining popularity. Capitalism was always meant to be conscious, not in its current format though? Leadership coaching is excellent at tapping into a leader’s EQ.
A: Awareness: All focus on EQ & SQ is based on deeper self-awareness. Leadership coaching can enable you to be a more self-aware leader.
D: Discipline: In an era with so many distractions, good, old discipline is key to success as a leader. Self-discipline at all levels in matters related to your work & life – time management, eating habits, sleeping habits (Huffington has been championing this), and wellness. A leadership coach can be an effective accountability partner to help you develop discipline.
E: Efficiency, Effectiveness, Competence: These are all same at a deeper level, in spite of how management jargon looks at it differently
R: Readiness to face challenges: Disruption is a way of life. We are anyways either disrupting or being disrupted, whether consciously or unconsciously. Leadership coaching can ready you to face personal and professional challenges.
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Subash CV is the author of this blog and a Leadership & Executive Coach since 2012. Connect with him by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
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