Be the Executive Your Team Needs (and wants!)
Executive Coaching for a High Performance Team
I’ve been there… in your shoes as an executive. I pulled all-nighters to get promoted and have the privilege of leading a team. I was given a group of individuals and was now being paid to turn this group of brilliant over-achievers into a lean-mean-fighting-machine.
If you are facing the same challenges as I was, you might be asking:
· How do I influence my team so that they will follow me?
· How do I develop trust?
· How do I hold them accountable?
· How can I get this team to deliver results so that I can get promoted?
· How do I deal with low performers?
· What must I focus on to create commitment from all of my team members?
· How do I inspire, empower, and drive results?
If you are struggling, most likely you are asking these questions.
Unfortunately they are not the right questions to ask! If you are asking these questions, most likely you have “blind spots,” and as long as you are looking in the wrong place, your brilliant over-achievers will as a group, brilliantly UNDER achieve.
Through executive coaching we will work together to ask the right questions, and “spoiler alert,” move your accountability as the leader, to the responsibility of the team.
My “Unconventional” Approach
Through executive coaching, work together to create a high performance team through answering questions like this:
What is the primary “job” of a leader?
Your assumption about what your “job” is might be getting in the way of your “job!”
How do you increase your leadership presence across your team?
Your team cares about your “leadership presence,” but it is only through “team presence” that you will achieve unreasonable results.
How skilled is your team in making each other look good?
Your success as a leader depends upon how “comfortable” you have created an environment where everyone can be ruthlessly “uncomfortable.”
Why Mitch might not be the coach for you:
When it comes down to it, you enter into coaching with a mindset (this is how the world works for me) and that mindset has got you where you are today.
So, if you are making six figures, and have continued to make six figures, your mindset has you achieving six figures now and forever.
What my executive coaching does, is it forces you to confront that mindset and exchange it for a more effective mindset.
When clients work with Mitch they are essentially adding zeros to their income. To add the zeros requires that you give up your prior mindset.
Coaching is a bad idea for individuals who want to stay where they are, not rock the boat, not deal with greater financial success, not have deeper relationships, and not have the responsibility of making a difference in the world.
For those people coaching with Mitch would be a very bad idea.