Tips On Choosing An Executive Coach
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Most corporate career paths lead to a managerial position and preparing for that bigger responsibility can be difficult. Being promoted to a manager could be a traumatizing experience, for example, if ...

Most corporate career paths lead to a managerial position and preparing for that bigger responsibility can be difficult. Being promoted to a manager could be a traumatizing experience, for example, if you got promoted to a position where you are going to manage longtime peers or people much older than you. For more information on coaching executives, visit this link: http://www.leadingresources.com/category/blog

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  • Tips On Choosing An Executive Coach 1
  • Most corporate jobs lead to a managerial position and getting ready for that step up in responsibility can be hard. Being promoted to a manager could be a traumatizing experience, for example, if you are elevated to a position where you are going to manage longtime peers or people been in that department much longer than you. To let newly-promoted managers ease into their new functions, a lot of companies are turning to executive coaching services. What is executive coaching? Generally speaking, coaching describes a helping relationship between a trained coach and an individual, meant to support the individual as he pursues specific goals. Executive coaching is dissimilar from other kinds of coaching in that the mentee is typically a person who holds a high level position within a for-profit or non-profit organization where tasks entail major decision making and supervision of people and systems. Want to get more tips? Click here to go to an executive coaching blog. What executive coaches do Executive coaches can assist you in several ways. To begin with, they help you build the skills needed for your role, for example, presentation and delegation skills. You may also be coached on basic management ideas, methods, and organizational behavior. Another area executive coaches can help you with is your performance. This can include coaching on enhancing collaborative behavior with other workers, unlearning unproductive and abrasive behaviors, or achieving 2
  • quotas. An executive coach can also function as a sounding board for the mentee, offering feedback, insights, and even networking as required. How to pick an executive coach Experience, education and chemistry are important criteria when picking an executive coach. The best coach for you is one who is adequately trained and has years, if not decades of experience. He or she should have done coursework that is highly relevant to organizational and executive coaching and can give certifications as evidence. Coaches come from different educational backgrounds, but most of them are graduates of psychology, business or human resource management courses. While length of experience is a good sign that a coach is dependable, you also need to check if he or she has substantial experience mentoring managers in your field. It's possible that a coach who is able to produce consistently good results does not match you. It is important that you select a coach you feel comfortable with. The more at ease you are with your coach, the easier it is to trust, and the more successful the relationship will be. You have to remember, however, that as the mentee, you need to be open to change and criticism. A coach will bring to your attention not only where you are good at, but also abrasive and ineffective behaviors. 3 View slide