Where do you turn for a listening ear, insight counsel, and raw candor? Yes, even the leader needs a coach! In fact, of anyone in the company it is most often the leader who needs a coach but doesn’t have one. Yet, the growth of the business is directly correlated to the growth of the leader. Here’s the top four reasons a leader needs a coach:
- All leaders eventually get confused. You can only know so much. When you’re confused then the entire team reflects and amplifies it. Every metric is negatively impacted in the form of opportunity costs and expenses.
- You are alone. Some times your most direct reports are the source of challenges and problems. They may be bottlenecks, unwilling to innovate, resisting change, unable to keep up with the current business growth, or a host of other reasons and combinations. Yet, they’re part of your inner circle. Where do you turn to process your thinking when one or more of your leadership team isn’t pulling their weight?
- You have blind spots–personally and corporately. No one person can know everything. While Proverbs tell us, “There is wisdom in many counselors.” Our “outside perspective” pollinates your thinking with fresh perspectives, challenging your thinking, and can help you see better into the blind spots.
- You’re the final decision maker. Every person has an agenda and works to influence you to their position–as it should be. Such vested interests, however, may not always serve the best interests of the company. Even you as the final decision maker must be challenged if you are making your decisions out of weakness or out of strength.
As Leader Coaches we help you get to clarity, reflect with you, give sight into blind spots, and process decisions with you from a P&L leader’s perspective. Coaching gets you to where you need to be faster, more accurately, and more enjoyably.
Coach or Consultant?
If you’re looking for our first allegiance to be you, then engage a Leader Coach. If you’re look for our first allegiance to be your company, then engage our Corporate Consulting services. Coaching or consulting, unsure?