There is nowhere to hide. Not even the executive suite is safe from the changes sweeping business today. In fact, the impact of those changes is felt most keenly at the executive level. CEO’s, COO’s, CFO’s, and senior VP’s—like everyone else—have to hit the ground running and keep running fast. Stockholders and stakeholders demand fast results. Teams must work more efficiently under greater pressure. Leaders at all levels need to be developed, and high-potential and emerging leaders need to be identified and developed earlier and more effectively. Business savvy—always important—has been taken to new heights. Add to this the quest for job satisfaction and life balance, and you have the dynamic tension that creates the vital need for executive coaching in most organizations. Given this backdrop of the compelling need for executive coaching, I am often asked by prospective clients, “what can we expect in terms of tangible outcomes”? Here are my answers:
The 5 Compelling Outcomes of Executive Coaching:
- Is a professional process that will link a leaders’ individual effectiveness to the organization’s operational metrics and success.
- Is a strategic process that will help the organization continue to attract and retain great leaders, who will be further prepared—through executive coaching, to drive breakthrough operating results now and into the future.
- Will enable executive teams to improve individual leadership and team performance.
- Will support the organization’s C-level executives responsible for making crucial business decisions and achieving outcomes.
- Will provide the “shock absorbers” on the sometimes bumpy road of accelerated pace, rapid growth, innovation and change.
The powerful advantages in the leadership development process, particularly in areas where achieving performance goals are almost always a “stretch” and “challenging”, often moves executive coaching to become a “top-of-mind” business imperative for operating executives and HR leaders alike. Yet, in most organizations, there is still a tremendous gap between what is expected of executives and the available resources to help them acquire both the “inner-core” attributes and “outer-core” skills and competencies required to achieve those expectations. Executive coaching can help close that gap and equip executives with the tools they will need to drive consistent greatness in themselves, their teams, and the organization.
About John Mattone
John Mattone is the president of JohnMattonePartners, Inc., a global leadership consulting firm. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, trainer and coach to many leading corporations and government agencies. John has been recognized by the prestigious Thinkers50 as one of the world’s leading management thinkers and by Leadership Excellence Magazine as one of the world’s top leadership consultants, speakers and executive coaches. Johnis the author of seven books, including the best-selling, Talent Leadership: A Proven Method for Identifying and Developing High-Potential Employees (October, 2012) and Intelligent Leadership: What You Need to Know to Unlock Your Full Potential (April, 2013-Foreword by Marshall Goldsmith). He lives in Orlando, Florida. John can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.johnmattonepartners.com.