If you seek to be more respected, effective and at ease as a leader, a coach can help you step up to desired new levels. A coach will help the leader learn by focus and awareness and align your actions to the organization’s goals.
He or she will chart your career goals, help you identify paths to those goals and strategies for being up to the job when you get there. In short, our role as coach is to enhance the performance of valued executives.
If you are the leader of a major company, association, or organization, strategy is your job. Everyone looks to you for direction, encouragement, empowerment and support.
It is your job to pull it all together in a complex and rapidly changing environment that is the world today. A coach is an essential sounding board on winning strategies. The Dawson Group provides knowledge, insight and judgment in critical areas.
It is often not “What you know,” but “Who you know.” The higher your position in an organization, the more important it becomes to leverage your relationships. Relationships are not clear-cut; they blend, overlap and conflict. Earned trust and skilled communications are keys to success. A coach is an essential sounding board to learn and successfully navigate organizational dynamics.
To gain useful and current insights into executive coaching, read the January 2009 Harvard Business Review Research Report "What Coaches Can Do For You" by Diane Coutu and Carol Kauffman at hbr.org.