I serve on the board of the International Coach Federation (ICF) Toronto Chapter. We held our annual coaching conference in February this year. The theme of the conference was ELEVATE.
As I sat through the conference of more than 200 coaches listening to our wonderful speakers, I reflected on the theme and what it means for leaders and coaches.
In my work coaching leaders, one of the key challenges I observe is for the leaders to operate at a level appropriate for their role. And often, for them to operate at a higher level, the leaders need to work on building a fully developed team that is capable of running with things and getting stuff done independently. And this requires strict discipline and consistent effort.
As the team gains the confidence and capability to operate at a higher level, the leader also moves up inevitably.
If we continue to do what we have always done, we will continue to be where we have always been. We need to ELEVATE to ELEVATE.
In closing, I would like to leave you with two questions to reflect on:
As a coach, I help leaders elevate themselves, but do you know how coaches ensure that they continue to elevate themselves?
Stay tuned to learn more in my next blog.