Expand Into Your Executive Leadership Potential in 2017
If you are a small business owner or an executive at a small or medium sized business you might want to consider getting some executive business coaching. You might even be thinking, "There's nothing wrong with my organization or my business. We are hitting our profit targets. Things seem going well. Why in the world would I need that type of coaching?” You have to understand that problems are best dealt with when you anticipate them. In many cases, your company might even be suffering from a problem due to lack of proper perspective. You effectively, as an organization, sweep these issues under the rug. You wouldn't want your organization to find out in the worst way possible that you had these underlying issues.
Unfortunately, when it comes to most businesses around the world, this is precisely what happens. They just settle for things "good enough" until the business crisis hits that particular organization or industry that organization is in. All these structural weaknesses come out. With proper executive coaching, you would be able to anticipate and resolve problems before they make a dent on your present as well as future operations and profits. Here are just eight ways your business can benefit from this type of professional coaching.
To Be An Effective Business Leader, Get Out of Your Echo Chamber
As I've mentioned previously, your business might actually be suffering from certain issues. However, since you’re surrounded by people who think the same way as you, it's very hard to spot these problems. Unfortunately, a lot of organizations, whether they're small mom and pop outfits or large, fast rising regional or even national companies, suffer from "echo chamber" effect. After all birds of the same feather flock together.
People who work in your company tend to recruit people who have the same perspective as them. It's way too easy to find yourself in a situation where everybody in your organization thinks like you. This is an echo-chamber. This can lead to serious problems on the road because people are not equipped to identify issues before they become big enough to undermine your organization. When you get an executive coach, you get a third party voice. You also get someone who can spot potential issues. You also get the training that you need to seek independent voices so you can properly diagnose issues and identify solutions.
Executive Business Leaders Learn to Connect the Dots Far and Wide
If you are a business executive, you get to where you are because at some point or another, you get to know how to connect the dots. However, if you want to take your business to the next level, you have to learn how to think in a strategic, methodical and systematic manner. Simply hoping to get lucky and connecting opportunities with resources here and there is not going to cut it. If you want to be able to spot opportunities and plug them into your existing systems across your industry as well as in virgin terrain, you need executive coaching to level up your skills.
Tap Into Your Coach's Existing Executive Network Contacts
If you hire the right executive coach, chances are this person has a track record of coaching other business people to a much higher level of success. This is a powerful asset that you should not overlook. Work with your coach to get in touch with his or her previous students and tap into that network. Maybe you're looking to save supplies, new sales opportunities, funding sources. This executive network can be a gold mine if you choose to take advantage of it.
See Your Business Goals With a Fresh Set of Eyes
It always helps to look at things from a fresh perspective. There might be opportunities in your current operations that you're overlooking. There might be costs that you could be saving on but you’re just too entrenched or wedded to how you've done things throughout the years. By getting executive coaching you would be able to see your business from many different perspectives which can yield better solutions as well as new opportunities.
Learn How to Think in Terms of Context for Your Organization's Success
These decisions are more effective when they're contextual. They don't come out of anywhere. They don't just plug into your situation from a purely theoretical basis. When you think in terms of context, you would be able to see the implications of certain decision which can impact everything from your supply chain, funding sources, short-term credit facilities, customer networks and points beyond. By thinking in terms of context, you would be able to maximize results from existing relationships as well as existing systems.
Turbo Charge Your Systems with Mental Techniques That Focus on Streamlining
There's always room for improvement. Your business might be running like a tight ship as far as your systems are concerned but there's always a room for saving money, cutting down on delivery time and delivering better overall end user or customer experience. With executive coaching, you learn how to build in the desire for streamlining in all your decisions. It becomes one of your target objectives even if you're not fully conscious of it. It just becomes [indiscernible] into how you identify issues and come up with solutions.
Adopt a New Mindset Primed for Synergistic Business Relationships
As the old saying goes, "The harder I work, the luckier I get." Synergies happen because people have put in the proper amount of preparation. At the very least, they have the proper training to be able to spot synergies. You would put yourself in this position with the right type of executive coaching.
Learn Hypnotic Communication Skills That Enhance Rapport
If you were to strip down the primary role of the executive, it really all boils down to communication. You have a particular vision for your enterprise. It all boils down to how you communicate that vision into specific plans that can be carried out by your team. There's always room for improvement as far as communication skills go because there's just so many different factors that impact its overall quality. With enough executive coaching, you can refresh the depth of your communication skills. You can even learn to add more value to the already impressive communication skills you already have.