The business world has changed beyond all recognition in the last two decades. The viability of traditional leadership, management development and processes are being questioned and tested. The now popular catchphrase VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) aptly describes the global business environment. Business leaders and forward-thinking individuals are looking for another skill to help increase their development, impact and performance. Executives have to learn new ways of approaching business situations so as to achieve their goals and create a competitive edge.
The customary leadership development or training programs have been directive in nature where they basically provide instruction thereby not giving the individual the opportunity to think and be creative or to take responsibility. In coaching, the approach is personalized, the learning is deep-rooted and meaning is derived from the achievement of personal goals in conjunction with organizational objectives.
Why executive coaching?
Executive coaching is an important tool in the workplace because it can be used as a positive way to develop employees
- Coaching can help to bridge the gap between academic experience and work experience to get an employee aligned with the company’s expectations
- Coaching can help demonstrates the company’s commitment to individuals and their personal development and improve morale
- Coaching assists in job transition, and it develops upcoming leaders.
- Improvement in the individual’s performance – ability to meet their targets
- Coaching provides one with the opportunity to correct behavioral difficulties
- Coaching facilitates the adoption of a new culture and/or management style