Into every leadership journey a little rain must fall. At some point, the numbers will start to head south or that key project may start to miss critical milestones. It happens to all of us at some point. As a leader, you are defined not by your challenges…
“On July 11th Amrita appeared on The Coaching Show, an emerging podcast that features up-and-coming coaches in the profession.”
It’s hard to believe that we are already at the midpoint of the calendar year! Now is a great time for some reflection and plans to close out 2019 with strength.
You have probably heard of Dale Carnegie’s book, How to Win Friends and Influence People. You may be surprised that this classic text holds the key to understanding the difference amongst the many ways you can encourage development in your team.
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.
Some people love to say things like, “I already knew that” or “I told you so”. They may use other “I am smarter than you” habits like telling others that my story is bigger than your story. “Great story, but that same thing happened to me in an even bigger way!”
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