At Impact, we work with leaders who do not coast as they grow their businesses, transition into new roles, build and develop teams, and solve challenges. Our job, as coaches, is to challenge and support them in finding ways to expand outside of their comfort zones so that they get comfortable with the uncomfortable, and tell them “You got this”.
Most people come to work and want to be successful. If they are struggling with a part of their role or they are unable to progress, the reasons are usually complex. As coaches, we help people leverage their strengths, and identify self-limiting beliefs, blind spots or skill deficits
The new year is often a time of natural reflection. If we’re fortunate, the holidays have provided us the space to decompress. The start of the new year often causes us to take stock in our current direction and assess if we’re making progress towards our broader goals, both in our personal lives and our careers.
Tamara, a senior HR executive was concerned. She had just received a call from an SVP, Alim. Alim was an influential leader. He opened the call with, “the coaching isn’t working. Jennifer behaved badly in a meeting. There have been several complaints.”
Great leaders make tough decisions and make them at the right time, no matter what individuals around those executives think they should do. Experienced executives tend to be better at timing their high impact decisions than inexperienced ones…
In the last article I explored how leaders can sometimes feel alone due to the nature of the decisions they make. Now I will look at a simple way to improve the quality of decisions.
I know that sounds odd. But it is often true. Leading any organization is not a popularity contest and sometimes leaders need to do things that really make them realize how alone they are. I feel this myself as a leader of our company.