Leadership: how to rise to the challenge of your new position
Perhaps you've received a promotion at work, meaning you have new challenges and responsibilities to handle. Or perhaps you've been in a leadership position for a while now, and you're struggling to make the impact with your team that you really want to.
There are lots of reasons why leadership roles can be challenging. You're looked to for important decisions, you have to manage your team members effectively, you need to be able to keep an eye on the detail, while not losing sight of the bigger picture. It can also feel lonely at the top – that's where working with a coach can really make a difference.
Leadership coaching: how can a coach help you?
Working with a leadership coach means you'll get tailored, personalised support to make sure that you and your team thrive. A leadership coach can help you clarify your strategy, help you overcome any specific obstacles to your personal performance, improve your communication and presentation skills, help you to manage periods of change and transition smoothly, and work with you to help you understand the dynamics of your team.
Leadership coaching is about assisting people to achieve their full potential. Through listening and asking questions, your coach will come to understand your unique position. They will encourage self-reflection and problem-solving, helping you to see the path forward clearly. Your coach will help you strategise, collaborating with you to set specific targets and goals, and hold you accountable along the way. The partnership between you and your leadership coach will help you lead successfully, authentically and with impact.
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Last updated 18 January 2021