Executive coaching is a service often thrown around among leadership circles – but do you actually know what it entails, and is it worth investing your time and money in? Here at Anthony Gregg, we’re passionate about the benefits that well-done executive coaching can achieve. So, let’s answer the question: Is executive coaching worth the investment?
To summarise: Yes. There are many benefits that can be brought about by investing in executive coaching offered by professionals such as our very own Tony Gregg – and they aren’t just short-term either. Let’s dive right in to find out more.
One of the most admirable qualities of any good leader is their self-awareness surrounding their own actions. It’s one thing to criticise the actions of your subordinates; it’s another to criticise your own actions and admit when you’re incorrect.
If you’ve been newly promoted to a higher position, you’re likely to quickly learn just how lonely it is at the top of the pyramid. Executive coaching can teach you methods to cope with this newfound isolation, including where to find support and how to recognise the signs of being swamped under.
Communication is a key part of any functional team. Employees will become lost, confused, or agitated without a team leader that can communicate with humour and authority in equal measure. Executive coaching will train you in the art of socialising both on a personal and professional level.
Continuing on from social skills is another invaluable part of what makes a true leader. Empathy – the ability to listen and put oneself into the shoes of another – is critical when it comes to tackling adversity with strength. Your employees are human too – sometimes they struggle and, when they do, you should seek to resolve this with kindness and open ears rather than a stony-face. Executive coaching can teach you how to do this.
One of the reasons that executive coaching has gained popularity over the last few years is thanks to how it widens your list of leadership styles and strategies. There isn’t just one solution to managing a successful team of hardworking employees – it all depends on what suits you the most. Executive coaching can help you determine what style of leadership suits you.
Being able to show off a completed course of executive coaching on your CV is sure to set you apart from competitors. This is because it’s demonstrative of you learning all the core skills of what makes a leader a leader and not simply just a boss.
This is especially true when you complete one of the courses offered by the Anthony Gregg team, or the brand new mentoring service offered by Master Executive Performance Coach Tony Gregg. Get in touch today to find out how you can start your journey towards being a better leader.