Proven Leadership Development Executive Coaching
Broadly defined, executive coaching is a one-on-one consulting relationship dedicated to improving high-level managers’ leadership capabilities and performance. It’s a uniquely effective developmental approach that has become increasingly popular in U.S. corporations.
Close to 60 percent of U.S. corporations employ coaches, and approximately 10,000 executive coaches are practicing today.
Coach hiring decisions have evolved from seeking help to handle “problem people” to bona fide status symbol for the enlightened or high-potential leader. Coaching helps conquer ingrained leadership behaviors in ways that few other developmental approaches can muster. Senior executives value the privacy the experience affords, while managers appreciate learning how to coach their reports.
The quality of the relationship between manager and employee is a major predictor of the latter’s intentions to remain in an organization. Coaching helps managers talk with subordinates about their needs, leading to a big payoff in developing positive relationships. Thus, coaching has a trickle-down effect throughout the organization.