EventsOf 462 executives who were asked, "What characteristics are needed to be an effective leader today?"
56 percent ranked ethical behaviour as an important characteristic, followed by sound judgment (51%) and being adaptable/flexible (47%).
When asked, "What are the biggest challenges to implementing executive coaching in your organisation?" 56 percent of 220 human resource professionals polled said,
the lack of HR inclusion in decisions was the biggest hurdle,
time constraints due to business demands (39%),
management unaware of coaching's value (20%) and
a perception that coaching is punitive (8%).
If your employer hires an executive coach to polish your prowess should you celebrate or, worry that you're considered damaged goods?Executive coaches often are brought in to help a star player navigate a new role or, advance faster inside a company. Other businesses, however, hire a coach to fix a manager's flaws, such as poor interpersonal skills.
Whatever the reason, be smart and maximise the career benefits of having a coach. Outright resistance or passive aggressiveness are bad ideas. Coaches cost a lot of money and using this personal development resource wisely is in your best interest.
Getting an outside point of view can help you become clearer on who you are and what you need to do to get to where you want to be.
Sources: American Management Association, DBM. The Wall Street Journal