Why Every Great Business Leader Needs A Coach

Why Every Great Business Leader Needs A Coach

It would be hard to imagine any sports team or professional athlete getting by without a coach. This is increasingly the case in business too.

There are so many parallels you can draw between business and sport such as the drive for successful, high performance and the need to go beyond perceived limits.

Smart organisations are now deploying coaching strategically to get optimum results from leaders, as well as to develop their potential leaders.

Experienced Managing Director for Harley-Davidson Europe Ltd, John Russell, has observed:

“I never cease to be amazed at the power of the coaching process to draw out the skills or talent that was previously hidden within an individual, and which invariably finds a way to solve a problem previously thought unsolvable.”John Russell, Managing Director, Harley―Davidson Europe Ltd

Indeed, according to HR Monthly “Recent studies show business coaching and executive coaching to be the most effective means for achieving sustainable growth, change and development in the individual, group and organization.”

Mental toughness

The best tennis player in the world cannot rely on their skills and abilities alone. They need to learn how to play the mental game as well as the physical one. Mental toughness and resilience is not something they learn by themselves. They can develop it through regular coaching.

The same applies to business leaders.

In fact, according to Fortune Magazine, “In a recent study, training alone improved leadership skills by 22%. When combined with Executive Coaching, improvement jumps to 77%.”

A good leadership coach

A good business Coach will develop a strong relationship with their client and build mutual trust encouraging clients’ to see things with ‘another set of eyes’ and help them in gaining a renewed perspective on any given issue.  They enable Leaders, key players and high potentials to accelerate their success and deliver an excellent return on their company’s investment.

“The mean Return on Investment in coaching was 7 times the initial investment, and over a quarter of coaching clients reported a stunning ROI of 10 – 49 times the cost.” Forbes.com report on ROI for Executive Coaching

Positive Consultancy Ltd exemplifies the very best in Executive Coaching practice and they are not only fully registered and accredited by the International Federation of Business Coaches but also have a wealth of commercial acumen behind them as Board Directors themselves.

It’s good to talk

Traditionally, coaching has been regarded as something that must take place face-to-face. However, with the technology available today, a growing number of coaches and clients have switched to remote consultancy, with many choosing to use the telephone, facetime, skype etc.  Clients on Positive Consultancy’s remote executive coaching programme have fed back a number of advantages, including greater flexibility and agility, less distractions, more focus and so on.

Another key advantage of remote consultancy is that you are not tied to what’s available locally. The world is essentially your oyster when it comes to picking a coach that is ‘right for you.

A holistic approach

In addition to using world-class coaching as a key driver of performance with leaders Positive Consultancy recognises the value of powerful and effective communication skills to inspire and motivate. Their Personal Impact Programmes for Leaders offer bespoke training to transform keynote speeches, presentations and leadership style.  

In summary

As Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google and Executive Chairman of Alphabet Inc, says:

“Everybody needs a coach…..”

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