How Executive Coaching Can Help You Become an Accessible and Flexible ‘Leader’ and Not a Controlling and Difficult ‘Boss’

How Executive Coaching Can Help You Become an Accessible and Flexible ‘Leader’ and Not a Controlling and Difficult ‘Boss’

We’ve all at some point in our careers thought of our bosses as being overly controlling and even accused them of only being bothered about the ‘numbers’ and not their teams, right? Well, now that you’re the boss, have you thought about whether this is what your team may say about you?!

In the words of Bill Campbell, coach emeritus:

“Your title makes you a manager. Your people will decide if you’re a leader, and it’s up to you to live up to that.”

So, you think you’re a great leader because you achieve your targets each month and your seniors seem pleased with your performance. But wait. Do you regularly hold one-to-one meetings with your team members to find out if they’re satisfied, or if they could perform better? Do you give individual attention to each to spur them on to higher achievement? Or understand what is holding back some of them from performing better?

It’s time to take a reality check:

  • Do you think your way is the only way? You don’t want to be seen as a control freak by your team! To be a great leader you need to understand that you do not have to unilaterally call the shots in your company, but rather to sift, synthesize, and collate the insights of the brilliant people around you. Coaching helps you introspect and shift your mind-set.
  • Do you always hog all the lime-light? As a leader you need to be seen as “one of us” (not “one of them”) and as “doing it for us” (not only for themselves). While it is important for you to provide guidance and clear goals to your employees, you need to ensure that credit for a ‘job well-done’ is given to them. Using coaching tools helps you appreciate and accept them. Acknowledging them goes a long way in building your success.
  • Are you a micromanager? Constantly watching what your employees are doing and managing them on even the smallest tasks shows you don’t trust them. You should be in a position to inspire and spur them towards higher achievement and growth. Create a culture of coaching at your workplace where leaders and managers in your organization engage with and develop their team members.
  • Are you being overly critical? It’s important to provide feedback and constructive criticism to your employees for them to learn and grow, but that means being a coach and not a critic. Coaching paves the way to create an effective and collaborative team. Show positive support to your team members, be their anchor as great leaders need followers!

Executive coaching helps organizations cultivate leaders who can capture opportunities, make sound decisions and create new revenue streams. It also builds valuable skills and knowledge for career advancement or for taking on new job roles and responsibilities.

If you are looking for a leadership coach in India who will equip your top talent to handle current and future roles in the organization, then send them on a journey of self-discovery with CoachMantra! Call +91 7838088597 or write to mycoach@coachmantra.org to experience the benefits of quality Executive Coaching.

Blog Writer – Guest – Team Coachmantra

How Does Executive Coaching Help to Successfully Transition to a New Leadership Role?

How Does Executive Coaching Help to Successfully Transition to a New Leadership Role?

If you’re making the transition to a new leadership role, whether it’s in the same organization or somewhere new, it’s a challenging and important moment in your professional life. What you do in the first few weeks of a new role can determine the success of your tenure.
What can you do to ensure that your transition is successful?
Executive coaching can contribute hugely to an effective transition. Having a coach by your side makes this journey stress-free and satisfying. Through meaningful conversations that use skilful questioning your coach will be the catalyst for the following behavioural changes in yourself:

  • Speak less, listen more, lead with an inquisitive mind to figure out what skills, learning or development your team needs. As a new leader first get familiar with all aspects of the company so you can see what is working and what is not. Then get input on the major changes that need to happen and then focus on improving the organization’s effectiveness.
  • A collaborative approach helps you in learning to read the dynamics of the organization and then adapt to it. Encourage your team to be the architects of the plan to make sure everyone can buy into the idea. Share the ownership. Connect with stakeholders too.
  • Climbing the learning curve quickly is essential to successful integration. But, take time to change the culture and start fixing everything that it isn’t working.
  • Encourage innovative ideas among employees and reward them for their efforts. Start building trust, be open, transparent and forthcoming in all your communication.
  • Be flexible so that you can seamlessly switch between the big picture and a more detailed view. 

Transitions are a great opportunity to build a foundation for long-term success, both your own and the organization’s. Executive coaching certification makes you realize that it’s not about your achievements or your success as a leader, it’s about recognizing the efforts of your team and helping them succeed.

Call us today on +917838088597 or write to mycoach@coachmantra.org if you believe that your success lies in their success! Experience the benefits of quality Corporate Coaching.

Blog Writer – Guest – Team Coachmantra

What is Executive Coaching?

What is Executive Coaching?

What is Executive Coaching?

Who should undergo Executive Coaching?

Why should a person enroll for and get nominated for it?

How can I find an Executive coach who will help me achieve my goals?

How will it benefit me?

All these questions and more could be clamouring your brain!

Benjamin Franklin succinctly describes the difference between Coaching and other forms of self-improvement-“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn”

Before we enter the realm of Executive Coaching, let us first understand what coaching means. Coaching as a process refers to a meaningful conversation between a coach and a coachee. It revolves around issues that matter most to the coachee. The #International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

Executive coaching India, is also sometimes referred to as business coaching or leadership coaching with slight differences in their meaning. Technically, a business coach helps to grow a company and/or solve a business-related obstacle while an executive/leadership coach delves deeper into the human personality and facilitates achieving personal aspirations, eventually leading to achieving broader goals.

During a coaching intervention, the coach along with the coachee identifies and explores areas where the coachee wants to make a change. The coach exhibits a holistic approach to the person being coached-who they are what matters to them and what are their aspirations. The coach enables the coachee to identify the challenges which need to be overcome to get to where he or she wants to go and the reason for the existence of these challenges and then they brainstorm on the possible solutions.

The coach enables the coachee to devise a plan of action in which the accountability and ownership of change rest with the coachee. The way to achieve this and the desired outcome is decided by the coachee. This is the basic process of coaching irrespective of the context of coaching.

Everyone needs a sounding board, someone to share their worst fears and innermost feelings so who better than a coach? – a neutral party who is willing to listen without being judgmental! There are many types of coaching areas that are available – Life Coaching, Career Coaching, Business coaching, Graphic coaching, NLP coaching, Cross-cultural coaching, all catering to the different needs of individuals.

Coaching when applied to people who work in corporations and where the coaching context is about their role and their job, it becomes Executive Coaching. It is a powerful way to equip leaders to meet the organization’s current and future challenges. While the coaching areas encompass transition to leadership role, succession planning process, enhancing current performance, team management, building capabilities for future roles, etc. coaching invariably transforms the person who dons the corporate mantle. It touches the person behind the role and affects their motivations, their values and what really matters to them. Therefore, Executive Coaching is both for outer transformation and inner transformation.

I would like to share a case study where Vivek Yatnalkar, an Executive coach from COACHMANTRATM helped a coachee manage pressure at work. Let’s read how he did it!

In Vivek’s words “As the COO of a manufacturing company my coachee was reeling under the burden of targets and tough customer deliverables. Unable to handle the pressure himself, he was passing it down to his direct reportees. This clearly caused a great deal of insecurity and unhappiness within his team.

Remember, the answers are all within us, and as a coach, I needed to use intelligent questioning to draw this out of my coachee. Through persistent questioning and reflection, my coachee realized that his emotional intelligence was getting disturbed in these stressful situations. First, acknowledging the fact that he did not have to pass on all his feelings to his reporters, eased his stress a bit. Then creating a strategy for himself where he took time to sift and filter what information needs to be percolated to his team, using appropriate words and emotions, he was able to come across as a better person.

Practicing his new way of working with his team, the coachee shared that in the last 3 months, not once did he raise his voice or lose his emotional balance under pressure. When I took feedback from his team, they were happy that their team leader was able to maintain his composure and they were working better than ever!”

If you are looking for a leadership coach in India, you need to experience executive coaching with Coach Mantra to know the difference! In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt-“For our own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others.”

Blog Writer – Guest – Team Coachmantra

The Vision behind COACHMANTRA

The Vision behind COACHMANTRA

Transforming Leaders and Businesses – this one headline encapsulates the vision behind COACHMANTRATM! What started as a unique concept in training and facilitation soon blossomed into a passionate endeavor towards the transformation of people to drive businesses forward.

COACHMANTRATM is envisioned to be an exclusive brand of Pragati Leadership, which offers coaching solutions to clients.

There are many individuals and training companies as such, who are willing to offer a leadership coach in India. What sets us apart is the original thought behind COACHMANTRATM, which is to have a professionally qualified and competent team of Industry professionals. This way, we maintain focus on the individual aspirations and the challenges that organizations, entrepreneurs and startup owners face. Also, these can best be addressed by a customized and unique coaching approach.

So, what makes us different?

 We have a highly talented team of certified Coaches who back their coaching certifications with deep industry knowledge. This helps us relate to the context that our clients bring to the coaching conversations. Moreover, a cumulative experience of over 300+ years and more than 7000 hours of one-on-one coaching experience across Business functions like Marketing, Sales, Psychology and Management, provides our client with the right fit.

 We incorporate cultural diversity, as we have coaches from across India and the world who provide zero-carbon coaching to clients globally. Our business coach is available to address any queries even after the completion of their coaching interventions.

As part of our Vision, our effort is to enhance the productivity and performance of individuals enabling them to be more effective at their current and future roles. We firmly believe that each individual intrinsically has the potential to be a better version of themselves. At times, Coachee needs a guide by their side, a coach, someone who can help them to achieve breakthrough performance.

In the words of Anu Wakhlu, “Coaching is a transformational process for both the coachee and the coach. The path of transformation and learning is never – ending and coaching accelerates your journey on this path.”

We believe that coaching is a process of enabling people to think better so that they can come out with their own answers to problems or challenges faced by them. Encouraging a culture in an organization where Managers and Leaders nurture this, creates a Culture of Coaching. This brings in new ideas, enhances participation and builds ownership – all eventually leading to higher organizational productivity and engagement. And we believe that we can facilitate this for our clients.

At COACHMANTRATM we work with Top Talent, Emerging Talent, Women Leaders as well as Start – Up Founders and Next Gen Leaders.

Our Vision for COACHMANTRATM is to enable each individual and organization find the sweet spot between being effective and performance oriented to also being joyful and mindful. Our belief is that people are at the heart of every organization and it is they who drive the business forward by building the organization’s strategy and driving operational efficiencies.

Blog Writer – Team CoachMantra