I think leaders who are effective at coaching are generally more successful at leading. Here’s why:
Their teams are engaged and productive.
They spend less time putting out fires.
Their companies have greater profitability and higher customer satisfaction because they’ve done a great job coaching members of their team.
I love any leader who can coach well.
However, not all leaders are great coaches. Some may be good at barking out orders or telling people what to do, but they can’t coach someone through a sticky situation. They’ve simply never taken time to develop coaching skills or position themselves as a coach.
To accelerate your team’s learning and development, commit to spending more time coaching.
Coaching can positively impact your organization today and influence your people for the rest of their lives.
Exceptional leaders share their solid base of knowledge and typically own these characteristics:
- A strong desire and willingness to coach others.
- An interest and availability to coach.
- A tremendous amount of patience.
- A powerful ability to communicate.
- A consistent resolve to hold others accountable.
- A desire to find creative approaches.
- An intense focus on getting results.
If you want your company to achieve long-term profitable growth, become a leader who’s good at coaching your people. Let me know if you need a little help.