What the COVID-19 pandemic has done is expedite this revelation, exposing the default mental habits of many and, in some cases, accelerating the leadership that might have taken months or years otherwise.
My first coach was hired for me before I knew anything about coaching. Because I was constantly upsetting the status quo, my bosses couldn’t figure out what to do with me. I seemed to break all the rules put in front of me, and when my mentors at the time tried to provide me with a one-size-fits-all solution to my problems, I could never get excited about executing on their suggestions.
In honor of International Coaching Day (part of International Coaching Week May 4-10) Sounding Board salutes the integral role that coaches play in the future of work. We thank the burgeoning industry of frontline individuals for their passionate belief in coaching’s power to positively impact leadership for individuals, organizations, communities and the world.
Our own Christine Tao led a Redpoint Ventures panel called Building Your Strategic Leadership Muscle, where HR experts explored the crucial role of Chief People Officers in modern business settings.
What got you promoted, won’t help you now. Blame disruptive cloud technologies stoking the fastest-ever pace of business change. Better yet, unite that technology with executive coaching designed to meet astonishingly high organizational expectations.
I often think of promoting an employee to a new executive or managerial position as what it’s like teaching someone how to drive. The driving student might have spent years as a passenger, watching others effortlessly navigate long distances and suspecting driving wasn’t hard.
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