We coach through conversations. Most of our coaching clients prefer face-to-face conversations about every two to three weeks. No matter how busy your schedule, we can work together to find out what mode of communication and frequency works best for you. Things we consider to be very important to the success of our working relationship are:
- Good Chemistry
Our goal for each meeting, and our overall relationship, is to help you accomplish your goals. We work from your agenda and we’re highly flexible. Many clients find their leadership goals evolve throughout the coaching process, which is perfectly fine. We will help you identify the areas you want to improve and work together to address them. We will also sometimes suggest homework between meetings that will enhance the benefits you receive from the coaching process.
Are You a Good Boss?
Research shows that nearly half of Americans feel they have a poor working relationship with their boss. Over time, dissatisfaction with a supervisor in the workplace may lead to low team morale and poor performance – factors that can impact profitability. We help senior leaders recognize the leadership skills characteristic of a great boss and how to apply them.
Emotional intelligence is the innate ability to read ourselves and others. Great leaders are keenly aware of their own emotions and able to perceive the feelings of those around them. We work with senior leaders to improve their self-awareness, social awareness, self-management and relationship management.
Soft Leadership Skills
Effective use of soft leadership skills can positively impact how people feel and respond. We feel that business leaders have a responsibility to ensure that colleagues feel valued, appreciated and respected. We help senior and mid-level managers understand how to practice these skills and better relate to their team members.
Getting the picture of success through purposeful questions
Knowing what success looks like with our stakeholders, our external and our internal clients, is very important. It’s our responsibility as a leader to assure that those who report to us understand our expectations and that we know what they need from us as their boss so that they may do great work and succeed. And each client, external and internal, may have different needs, so we cannot assume, we must ask.
Conversations are the work of a leader
To build the relationships that will help us succeed as leaders and our company achieve outstanding results, we need to have conversations with our people, to let them know we are there to help them do great work and succeed, and to let them know we care about them.
Listening with intention
Listening may be our most important skill as a leader. We achieve our best results from our entire team rather than simply our own contributions. To inspire our people requires trusting relationships, and we must listen intentionally, that is to understand and to learn, to earn their trust.
Productive working relationships between boss and team members
We must have productive working relationships with our people. They want to do well, do good work and advance. Our role as a leader is to help them. That must be our main focus and our greatest contribution to our company’s culture.