A realization today. A large part of my coaching practice is working for corporations, providing individual leadership coaching for good leaders who the organization want to develop into great leaders with exposure to self-management skills, executive presence, higher level awareness and accountability tactics.
I’m inspired by this work because these clients come to the table with incredible humility, a thirst to learn, an openness to get it right not be right, and a relief that someone is finally helping them discover within themselves their unique genius and how to use it while managing the intrusive thoughts that lead to crippling emotions and behaviors that undermine their peace and efficacy.
I am encouraged by the growing number of organizations that see that training and development, while very important, is not enough to help leaders search inside themselves for the shift necessary to unleash greatness. Challenging assumptions, letting go of perfectionism as a shield over fear, finding the still space in a crisis moment before a regrettable behavior emerges, rerouting repeated thought patterns, swapping expectations for acceptance - these aren’t skills we learn in trainings or from books because we have a confirmation bias around our perceptions. It’s a relief to have a trusted third party steward us to new habits and consistent new ways of thinking and operating.
Applauding leaders and Human Resources professionals who see the value in coaching and who authorize the hiring of coaches today. You are change agents for mastery and excellence. You are visionaries changing the face of leadership and culture in your organizations. Bravo!
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P.S. Feel free to send this link to someone who could benefit from it. We are all walking down the same road in life looking for a hand to hold. Sometimes we must be the hand that reaches out.
Mary Lee Gannon, ACC, CAE is an executive coach and 19-year corporate CEO who helps leaders have more effective careers, happier lives and better relationships. Start witht he Sruvey - Request a free consultation call.
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