Our Unique Methodology
Our coaching process helps business owners make the critical pivot from manager and doer, to leader and delegator.
Transitioning is challenging. Be it from child to adolescent, adolescent to teenager, teenager to adult. Similarly, it is often difficult to transition well from the practice of management to that of leadership. This happens either when your company has grown and different forms of leadership are required, or key staff are promoted. It is often hard to let go of ‘what was’, as these practices may have worked well.
In addition, a degree of proficiency and competence evolves through learning and making mistakes. The questions leaders often ask themselves in this situation is: ” if things are working well at this level, surely they work will at another, so why change?”
We positively challenge you with issues such as:
Tolerance for discomfort
Openness to experimentation, creativity & innovation
Ability to look beyond the rational
Willingness to be held accountable
Capacity to forgive yourself and others
Ability to ask for support
Regardless, it’s critical for a leader to let go of ‘what was’ and to embrace ‘what is needed now’ if they are to grow and be a leader of vision and impact. A leader who others want to trust and work with.
Throughout the coaching process we will challenge you to identify and positively transform past working practices, and embrace new ways of leading and coaching your people.
This simple chart illustrates areas of focus and emphasis of a Manager versus a Leader:
|Coordinates||Inspires a compelling vision|
|Plans||Coaches (asks "how"/"what" questions)|
|Develops policy||Challenges employees (sets stretch goals)|
|Controls||Empowers employees (with accountability)|
|Develops systems & procedures||Develops and sustains relationships|
|Develops structure||Communicates, communicates, communicates|
|Follows-up||Consistent (Principled leadership; Walking The Talk)|
|Executes||Trusts and cultivates trust|
|Completes lots of tasks||Instills culture of collaboration|