Future Leadership Style

Future Leadership Style

coaching, Leadership
Even though coaching is the leadership style of the future, coaching skills are lacking in leadership competencies. Coaching is the leadership style of success as leaders of the future play a supportive role in coaching their direct reports. This works complementary to the basic leadership skills (such as risk taking, accountability, positive attitude, stability and persistence, EQ, self-motivation etc.), because they are still significant in the workplace. An innovative coaching leader will take their team to the next level by preparing these individuals for the future. The old command-and-control style leadership has fallen out of fashion. The leadership style of coaching works when an organization wants to help people build lasting personal strengths. Coaching is more of a one-on-one style that focuses on developing individuals and helping to connect their goals to the goals of…
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Retention Strategy – Coaching

Retention Strategy – Coaching

coaching, Coaching Culture, Leadership, Leadership Coaching
When you think about employee retention, things like onboarding, orientation, compensation and recognition come to mind. Sometimes organizations use mentor programs as a retention strategy. A quote that is used often to explain the importance of an effective retention strategy is from the 2008 Yukon Bureau of Statistics Business Survey, “Workplaces that demonstrate the value they place in their employees and that put into place policies and practices that reflect effective retention practices will benefit, in turn, from worker commitment and productivity.” Investment in executive leadership coaching is an effective employee retention strategy. Coaching demonstrates that the organization values the employee’s personal growth. Many organizations provide opportunities for professional growth through tuition reimbursement, conference attendance, and training programs for their employees, while cutting edge organizations also allocate resources for employee…
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Terrain Transitions

Terrain Transitions

Change, Coaching Culture, Leadership
Leading change can be like hiking rough terrain transitions. Successful change requires leaders to explain the why for the change and not only the what. Many times there are misunderstandings regarding change in the workplace when leaders have not made the reason for the change clear. First, build trust with your team by investing time for discussion on transitions prior to implementation. Typically, individuals resist and avoid change due to fear, uncertainty, or loss of control. After much communication and open conversations with the team, then leaders can share their vision as it aligns with the culture of the organization. This communication must be coupled with engagement and consistent team collaboration. Your team will need to process and evaluate the benefits of the proposed change in order to get on…
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Recess

Recess

coaching, forward motion, Full Potential, Greater Productivity, Leaders, Leadership, Leadership Coaching, Vacation
When I was in grade school, recess was my favorite time of day. It took forever to come, and it never lasted long enough. Just like young people in school need a break so do leaders. In our American culture, it has become fashionable to brag about how much you work. Individuals may not realize they are boasting about time spent away from family or self-care. Taking time to decompress is important. Whether you call it a sabbatical, breather, respite or intermission, it is important to value and take needed time off. The professional services firm Ernst & Young conducted an internal study of its employees and found that for each additional 10 hours of vacation time employees took, their year-end performance ratings improved by 8 percent. What's more, frequent…
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