"The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born – that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born."
"The point is not to become a leader. The point is to become yourself, and to use yourself completely - all your gifts and skills and energies - to make your vision manifest. You must withhold nothing."
(Warren Bennis: pioneer in the field of leadership studies)
- Prepare for a future leadership role.
- Become a more effective leader now.
- Develop influencing skills.
- Become more strategic.
- Create a high-performing team and organisation.
- Manage by coaching.
for development of a team
"The question is not how you can make better rules, but how you can support teams in finding the best solution. how can you strengthen the possibilities of the team members so that they need the least amount of direction-setting from above?"
(Jos de Blok)
"Coaching develops the identity and creativity of teams to reach their potential." (Sir John Whitmore, Coaching for Performance)
for skills & performance
- Learn a new skill / grow a capability
- Solve a problem
- Make an important business decision
- Adapt management style or make behavioural changes
- Improve personal performance
for personal development
- Obtain closure of unfinished business in your work situation - for example, a conflictual working relationship.
- Develop emotional intelligence.
- Develop deeper self-belief and confidence.
for purpose & meaning
- Find greater meaning, purpose, satisfaction and balance in your life and work.
- Discover how you really want to live.
- What would you do if you followed your heart?
- Are you in the right place?
- Coaching can help you make a major change.
for a coaching culture
"That is the true genius of organisations: they can lift groups of people to punch above their weight, to achieve outcomes they could not have achieved on their own." (Frederic Laloux)
Google's Project Oxygen identified 'being a good coach' as the number one quality that it's best managers share. Coaching is central to Google's company culture; from new entrants to executive development. Google's coaching program is one of the key reasons people gave for wanting to work at Google.
Compared to traditional 'telling' ways of managing, the benefits of managing by coaching and fostering a coaching culture include:
- improved performance and productivity;
- self-sustaining culture of learning;
- production of strong career development pathways;
- increased speed and retention of learning;
- improved relationships;
- happier healthier staff;
- exposition of extraordinary creativity;
- more efficient use of resources;
- more time for managers to strategise;
- more effective responses to crisis';
- greater flexibility and adaptability;
- increased willingness to go the extra mile:
- increasing motivation;
- improved staff retention;
- more success in cultural change;
- promotes self-coaching.