This year, retailers have faced unimaginable difficulties due to COVID-19. Structural re-organisation, store closures and uncertainties about the future are driving leaders to rethink the ways in which they run their business. With the promise of further unpredictability for the sector – and the world as a whole – it has never been more important for leaders to establish themselves as reliable, adaptable and supportive to the rest of the organisation.
Executive coaching enables leaders to embrace change, improve leadership skills and motivate their employees to reach their full potential.
Many people in positions of power have reached their role from being able to tackle problems head-on and with gusto. In 2020, retail leaders have been required to combat challenges at an accelerated rate and with this increased pressure comes the tendency to negatively channel frustrations to team members. Not only is this hugely demotivating, but this type of behaviour can result in mistrust, resentment and increased anxiety from those you are supposed to be leading.
Executive coaching helps you to identify your leadership style and negative tendencies, with a view of becoming a more self-aware and thus a more effective leader.
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that nothing is certain. COVID-19 is re-writing the rules of shopping. Smart retailers adapted quickly to the challenges they faced and this is primarily because their leaders embraced and executed on new ways of thinking rapidly. It’s the responsibility of leadsership to ride the stormy waves of change that will continue to flood the sector for the foreseeable future. Yet, transformation at this scale and pace can take its toll on leaders.
Tony Gregg is a master performance coach and can help you better manage your own behaviour, thoughts, and emotions, with the aim of achieving your long-term goals and responding to new ones as they arise.
Improve social skills
Developing relationships with your teams is fundamental and in these precarious times, it has never been more important to develop communication skills to build confidence in staff and enhance overall engagement. Through improved communication, such as active listening and open body language, leaders can establish themselves as trustworthy, dependable and better manage conflicts.
Executive coaching has the ability to unlock your leadership potential and accelerate your organisation’s goals. At AGP, we offer unrivalled and industry recognised retail executive search services across the UK and Europe. For more information contact Tony Gregg today at email@example.com or call 0207316 3146.