16 Feb Assisting Senior Executives with Coaching Engagement and Growth
As you grow and develop, your leadership will mature; this is especially needed in the complex work environment of today. I believe that although seasoned senior leaders may have more years under their belt, but, like a world class athlete, everyone can grow and mature to new levels with the right executive coach. Watch this clip to hear how I explain this growth to Patrick Henry, a local San Diego business owner, and show him how I can help executives mature:
Patrick: Can you teach an old dog a new trick? In other words, when men and women that are in their 40s and 50s, what are we really talking about here? I use the analogy of changing the channel because I’m a Baby Boomer. When you’re younger maybe you can actually change the channel, but now we’re talking about just fine-tuning. Are there coaching things that you can do with a more seasoned senior executive that’s middle-aged and really move the needle with them? Maybe something shows up in the TAIS or something shows up in the 360 feedback that’s a limiting factor for them. Have you actually seen people change in a way that removes that obstacle and allows them to get to the next level?
Leland: Change is meaningful. That is the way I look at it. The answer is yes. I used to think that by the time you’re in your 30s or so your personality is pretty much formed, and that’s it.
But it is not true. You will hear these comments that said, “Yes, this person’s maturity has grown.” You thought, “Well, wait a second. If their maturity has grown, then something about them has changed.” Through my work, I’ve come to understand what some of those changes are.
Take your classic example of the seasoned executives that may not even be in their first CEO role, but it is a more complex situation. The question becomes, can they grow? The answer is yes.
If you’re looking for growth within your business, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I am happy to talk over the phone or meet in person to see how to work together best.