Procedures And Benefits Of Implementing Leadership Strategist And Coach

By Jose Davis

How many times have you promised yourself that tomorrow you'd upgrade the computer system, hire some help, or formalize your marketing plan and only to find that tomorrow was six weeks ago? Maybe you get all fired up about a new business idea, only to be frustrated by a thousand interruptions that prevent you from doing anything about it. Or, perhaps you berate yourself for being disorganized, lazy, or unfocused when you're not taking action because you're afraid of where the next account will come from, or to commit the dollars to hire the help you desperately need. If you identify with any of the above scenarios, you'll definitely benefit from a leadership strategist and coach.

What is the difference between a manager and a leader? Managers focus on workflow, performance evaluations, measured results, problem-solving, meeting planning, decision making, training, hiring, dismissing, efficiencies, reporting, resource procurement, organization, and similar issues. Leaders are about motivation, inspiration, coaching, and resource sharing. They are principled, visionary, information gatherers, forecasters, communicators, and strategists.

What are the traits common to good leaders? Leaders have a driving passion for realizing their vision. Leaders are egoless. Leaders build and maintain relationships of trust. Leaders unleash the motivation and commitment of their followers. Leaders are social and organizational designers. Leaders act from positive beliefs about people and situations.

Become more resourceful. Indecisiveness, procrastination, over-busyness, and lack of motivation are usually symptoms of fear, negative assumptions, and lack of resources. Coaching reveals your strengths and provides tools for working around obstacles, so they won't keep you stuck.

What did organizational guru Edward Deming mean when he said that leaders should work on systems, not in systems? Leaders add the most value when they are working on improving the team and not just doing day-to-day work, handling crises, solving all the problems, and managing relationships.

Besides, the coaching prepares employees for future leadership roles. One of the best outcomes of this strategy is the grooming of regular employees for future leadership roles. In the long-term, it is going to yield organizational leaders that are loyal, skilled, know the organization and the industry well. These empowered employees will strive for profits and inspire upcoming employees efficiently.

Get objective feedback and improve your confidence. A good coach mirrors your world view so that you can see the limiting beliefs and unproductive behaviors that are hindering your business growth. Once you're aware of your self-defeating patterns, you can change them for good. Once you begin taking action, you obtain results and consequently grow your confidence. Almost magically, the bar for what you want and can achieve moves higher.

What can a leader do to be in the action, but also "get the big picture"? Involve others in solving a problem rather than doing it yourself and explore a problem rather than solve a daily crisis. In addition, you must supply needed resources that serve the team, and remain aware of the impact of your actions on the atmosphere of the group.

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