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Executive leaders are responsible for maximizing the contribution of leaders at all levels. If a subordinate leader fails in following your strategic direction it could feel like there is an irreconcilable conflict between being tolerant of mistakes and holding team members accountable. But executives who are truly committed to empowering subordinates will always make a change.
If something is not right with your team, your approach, and/or your results, are you prepared to diagnose the problem and take decisive action?
When it comes to a long term, toxic performer, don’t let your discomfort or fear delay the inevitable. Take the appropriate action, and good things will come to you and everyone in the organization.
Executive leadership is faced with the challenge of maximizing the contribution of leaders at all levels. To get more initiative and innovation from followers, you may have to change how you communicate strategic intent.
To do a good job coaching and developing the individuals on your team, senior leaders need both the drive and the right personality strengths. If either the motivation or the ability is missing, an executive coach can make a great partner.
The purpose of executive coaching is to achieve a business outcome. Unfortunately, clients and coaches often confuse the tool (coaching) with the outcome, making measurement of coaching’s impact unclear.
The ripple effects when leaders are not direct with each other move through the entire team, if not the entire organization, eventually contributing to the erosion of business results.
We may all prefer to ignore something and hope it goes away. But in work situations, indirect communication, or altogether avoidance of an issue can have negative, long-term impact on relationships and results.
As a CEO, the path to achieving sustainable success requires remaining focused on the most important tasks at hand, and not allowing yourself to be distracted.
What I do as a coach sounds relatively simple, but it is not. It has the potential to be so powerful that it could be considered a life-changing experience. Leadership coaching provides new outlooks, new possibilities and new successes to those who are brave enough to engage in it.