A form of organisational learning through one-to-one conversations, read on to find out more about the benefits of executive coaching.
Self-awareness is the main focus point in executive coaching – it is the start of where your growth as a leader will begin. You may realise that you tend to have emotional reactions at the end of a busy day, but it’s knowing and recognising these emotions and knowing where to deal with them that makes you a better leader.
Sometimes, just being aware of your emotions is enough to control them. However, if you have a high emotional intelligence, then you will be better able to regulate them and in return, be a better and more approachable leader in the workplace.
Higher levels of empathy
Being able to truly understand how another person is feeling is a great trait to have. In the workplace, you will calm the individual by showing an understanding of their emotions. This will, in turn, lead to better interactions with business colleagues and create a more co-operative workplace.
Boost in cognition at work
Once you unlock your mind in one area, it is common for expansions to occur in other areas of the brain as well. One of the main things executive coaching can teach us is the ability to view situations from other people’s perspectives. Therefore, you are opening yourself up to looking at new viewpoints on different scenarios. By exercising your mind in this way, you will be boosting your cognitive thinking and this will help other areas of your work to develop.
Increased levels of motivation
It doesn’t matter where you are in life, once you begin to see success, you are automatically motivated. Going back to your self-awareness, once you discover intrinsic motivation, and in conjunction with self-regulation training, you will be able to channel your motivation in a way that will have you succeeding in the workplace.
Better social skills
Your communicative and social skills are at the foundation of successful business relationships. Teams with excellent emotional intelligence and communication skills can lead in a way that doesn’t feel dominating; they are better suited to working in teams, blending their leadership and negotiation skills to achieve goals.
Improved leadership abilities
Leaders who show good empathy and emotional intelligence tend to be better leaders. People that you manage will be able to see that you really hear, understand and care about their situations and this, in turn, will build better trust and relations with your employees.
As your executive coaching takes place, you will begin to see a positive impact on yourself and in the workplace. With great self-awareness and emotional intelligence, you’ll be creating a happy, effective and motivated team environment.
Looking to take part in executive coaching? Get in contact with Tony Gregg today and see how executive coaching could help your leadership.