It’s very lonely
Under the daily mix of competing priorities, pressures from external stakeholders to meet their rising expectations, managing a diverse workforce, driving change, and delivering financial results, it’s easy to get off track in the forest. You face unique situations, choices, and challenges quite unlike your leadership team or front line managers. Powerful, yet often unspoken challenges like:
Understanding your power
its negative and positive forces, how power is connected with the choices over how you use it, and how others react to those choices and your official position.
Understanding your executive influence
Through both spoken and unspoken channels, your actions influence the perceptions and actions of others around you, especially your line managers and the downward filtering throughout your workforce.
Embracing your responsibilities
The strong daily demands on your executive focus, time, and energy challenge your efforts to keep those demands in balance with your personal and family life priorities.
Finessing the conflicts from all sides
arising often due to opposing priorities from external stakeholders, internal stakeholders, political and community leaders, subordinate managers, unions, and employees.
Managing your emotional investment
in excelling at business pursuits and in living out your personal aspirations.
Yes, it’s lonely at the top. And, the actual business tasks need to get done by the end of the year, the end of the quarter, the end of the day with these pressures ever present.
Working with an executive coach is a gift to yourself.
An accomplished, professional coach can shed light on understanding your power and guide you to see it as a positive, constructive force. With new insight, you can use your personal strength and confidence to influence how you use it. This same enlightenment will help you understand how you impact others, finesse conflict, manage your emotional investment, and balance business with personal life.
There is a growing body of empirical research
which finds that executive coaching has a measurable and lasting impact. As reported by the International Coach Federation.
of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence
benefit from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills
of companies report that they recouped their coaching investment.
It’s a luxury – and a necessity – you can’t afford to deny yourself.
Working with an executive coach, you will have committed, dedicated “thinking time and space” to test out your ideas that solve problems, generate new ideas, and focus on your personal effectiveness, impact, and influence. This focused time and space often helps executives redefine their purpose, determine what is most important to them personally, and choose how they apply those values to an ethical leadership role. It can be just as transformational for you with a professional executive K-coach.
Extra Benefits of Executive Coaching
KadouScope coaching programs include one of the following assessments to foster self-awareness: the DISC Personality and Behavior, DISC 360, Leadership Effectiveness 360, or the Emotional Intelligence. This discovery process unveils the motivators and values that influence how you interact with your team, all external and internal stakeholders, and personal relationships. This understanding is a key to personal growth and development and a foundation for success with your executive coach.