Setting team strategies and assuring the reach of each goal is critical for today’s leaders. Empower your team, get comfortable with searching for new answers, be open and listen to others.
Most probably, at the end of the year, their entire work will be judged based on the achievements and performances they have been able to carry out, even if such results could have been obtained also without deepening on one critical responsibility for a true leader, the development of tomorrow’s leaders. In analyzing the outcomes, the difference between establishing a good strategy and executing it properly will reside upon the team your organization can rely on.
Since any organization that cannot change and transform is as good as dead, the need for development must become an area of interest and a dialogue opportunity for the entire workforce. The developments of your leaders reside in developing your company culture and establishing a company-wide ethic from the top of the organization all the way to the bottom. As a leader, coaching is your first tool and necessary step towards a solidified transformation, and many leaders do not realize that their ability to coach others is one of their keys to success.
To start, never underestimate the power of being a role model, nor the importance. The micro-management of an everyday task like spotlighting the talent of a worker could potentially enlighten their competencies to serve others. The talent flourishing into a strength could shift into a core competency or even a core passion, able to change the vision of someone’s core purpose.
Coaching for leaders?
Above all, teaching through communication is the next fundamental skill for coaches. Furthermore, a slight improvement could bring that free-flowing-feedback culture rich in growth for your company, advancing your overall competences.
In particular, today we can differentiate between two main techniques:
- The classic pedagogical model expectations are that you are experienced throughout your entire formation years and your knowledge allows you to be prepared for the challenges ahead. In an ethic of constant self-perfectionism, you are equipped to learn for yourself how to rise to the top level.
- Athletes’ careers show a completely different approach. The core idea is that very few can achieve and maintain their best performance on their own. In performing, the great challenge is listening to yourself.
The intense physicality of the action interferes with their accuracy of listening, and it is the lack of perceiving one self’s fallibility that mandate the necessity of a coach. He will assume the function of external eyes and hears, providing a more accurate picture of your reality. The most experienced coaches will be able to break the actions down and help you build on them again.
A natural side benefit of developing your leaders into coaches and strengthening your overall company culture is that you simultaneously deepen and diversify your talent pool. If you produce good talents on your team, they will be promoted on to greater things, the competition might even pick them up, but that is okay, you have plenty of expertise waiting in the wings because of your direct involvement.