Love makes us do crazy things. It can make us feel powerful or powerless, but either way, it makes us feel. If this impossible-to-define, highly sought-after and incredibly potent emotion can make ordinary people do extraordinary things, imagine how impactful love could be for your leadership style.
As a leader, if you aren’t harnessing the power of love into your leadership strategy, you’ll never maximize opportunities and your team will level out before reaching peak performance.
In my executive leadership coaching program, I share personal yet practical methods, not just run-of-the-mill advice, that you can apply in real-life leadership situations. With over 30 years of experience guiding thousands of professionals to reach the pinnacles of success as Extreme Leaders, I know what works and what doesn’t.
And I know that love is where it all begins.
Take the LEAP and Hire an Executive Leadership Coach
They say it’s lonely at the top, but I say it’s influential, dynamic and exclusive.
As a leader, your business ultimately depends on your decisions, which require deep analytical thinking and foresight to understand their numerous ripple effects. It can be challenging to make these decisions alone. You have risen to an extreme level and it may be difficult to find others you can trust to give you solid and strategic advice.
When you operate at the C-suite or executive level, you hold all the power. Whether your business or team succeeds or fails, you will ultimately be burdened with the blame or heaped with the praise. With no one handing down tasks or assignments, it’s up to you to create your own systems and methods to lead your team, but this level of responsibility holds extreme consequences. Hiring an executive coach can alleviate the burden by supporting your thought process as you brainstorm and providing a fresh perspective or alternate viewpoint throughout your decision-making.
Finding an executive coach with the right experience and approach is absolutely vital to enhancing your leadership skills, uplifting your employees and elevating your business.
How Can Hiring a Business Coach Make a Powerful Impact on Your Business?
Two heads are better than one, right? What about two like-minded, goal-oriented, results-driven and relationship-based heads? I would say that that’s not just better, it’s a win-win strategy because you’ll receive the most impactful benefits of business coaching.
With my executive coaching services, I will show you why my leadership development strategy or LEAP — Love, Energy, Audacity and Proof — is the foundation for success. You will see dramatic results in your employees’ productivity, which will ultimately lead to improved business outcomes.
By hiring a business coach and following the strategies below, you will improve your leadership skills and establish yourself as someone people can trust.
Clear Your Vision to Create More Effective Strategies
As a leader you are often required to think on your feet, put out fires and resolve issues as they arise. This reactiveness limits your ability to proactively create long-term strategic goals. It may seem like there is always tomorrow to implement high-level goals, but putting them off only creates additional challenges, as you are forced to make hasty decisions with limited resources, rather than establishing workflows and procedures that prevent problems.
An executive business coach holds the knowledge, experience and bandwidth to envision the big picture. By hiring a business coach, they will help you to point out areas that need further evaluation.
The Most Powerful Benefits of Executive Coaching: Achieving Your Goals Faster
Just like with love, we tend to always rush into things. But when you are constantly on fast-forward, you may be speeding things along in the wrong direction. One of the greatest benefits of executive coaching is allowing you space to pause and analyze which areas you can prioritize in order to reach your goals effectively.
The executive coaching process allows you to step out of the day-to-day cycle and focus on your priorities. You will be able to identify the issues that are holding you back and chart a well-planned path forward.
An executive business coach will help you set a clear vision and maintain your passion for building a leadership strategy in order to achieve your goals faster and avoid time-consuming and costly errors.
Leadership Development Coaching Can Cultivate Your Strengths
We all have innate strengths and weaknesses. Many of us underestimate, or even ignore, our own strengths until others recognize them for us. One of the primary benefits of executive coaching is being able to identify and leverage strengths you may not even realize you had.
Effective executive leadership coaching will help you appreciate your capabilities and guide you on how to cultivate them more effectively as an extreme business leader. Now, that’s the power of love in leadership!
When you believe in yourself, your team will too.
Nurture Your Team Relationship to Boost Your Business
Even superheroes have sidekicks that help, love and support them in their efforts to save the world. And like real-life superheroes, leaders can’t do it alone. Executive coaching services will help you foster healthy and supportive relationships that are critical to inspiring your team and achieving your goals.
If you are unable to create healthy and productive relationships with your team, you will lose them. The best employees know their worth and they want a leader who does too.
This is where love comes in.
Executive leadership coaching will help you see the powerful potential within your team. When you recognize employees’ capabilities, acknowledge their achievements and provide them with resources for self-improvement, they will perform at peak capacity for you.
Integrating the feeling of love into company culture is a profoundly impactful way to build a better relationship with your team. A simple way to start is by sincerely thanking them for their contributions, addressing them with a cheerful “Good morning!” or asking how they are doing with their work. Most importantly, listen to their response and address any concerns that may arise.
Showing you care about their well-being makes your team feel important and appreciated. By modeling a spirit of love, you will inspire them to show the same to their co-workers and customers, resulting in positive outcomes for your business.
Receive Constructive Feedback
Constructive feedback is a crucial part of building success as a leader. You hired a business coach for a reason, so listen and learn when they give you advice on areas that could use improvement. If you don’t pay attention or are just thinking about how you are going to respond, you will miss out on extremely valuable information.
Unlike your team who may not feel empowered to point out your weaknesses or your family who loves you too much to recognize them, one of the benefits of business coaching is that coaches will not only spot deficiencies, they will also share meaningful suggestions for improvement. In other words, they’ll give you some tough love.
Isn’t that tough love exactly what you asked for in order to elevate your leadership abilities and maximize your business?
Becoming an Extreme Leader may require some discomfort as you make adjustments, but with time, effort and hard work, you’ll transform your weaknesses into your biggest strengths.
Executive Coaching Helps You Become a Supportive Leader
Yes, you may be hit with much-needed tough love, but one of the biggest benefits of business coaching is gaining an extraordinary source of support and encouragement. Most executive coaches were successful business owners or CEOs themselves and they will share their valuable experience and knowledge with you. Their primary goal is to help you avoid mistakes, make decisions with more confidence and achieve maximum success as a leader.
And as you discover how integral an executive coach is to your success, you will, in turn, realize that your employees look to you for the same sound advice, guidance and support. Your team needs a supportive leader to drive company success and the executive coaching process will help you become a supportive leader.
Being a truly supportive leader means you need to understand and nurture your team while believing in them to push their limits, providing mentorship and also recognizing when it’s time to just listen.
When love is the foundation of your business, your employees will know that you always have their best interests at heart. They will want to better themselves and work harder for you and your business.
Revolutionize Your Business with Extreme Leadership
We’ve all known leaders who may hold the title but don’t back it up with actions that inspire others to follow. Becoming an Extreme Leader means a willingness to seek out support and guidance, the insightfulness to accept feedback and the fortitude to implement change.
Love will lead the way to a brighter future for your business (and your life).
You only get one shot at building trust in your team and business, so why not find an executive coach with proven success coaching leaders in all industries and a tried-and-true, love-based method that is unique in its approach?
If you’re ready to take the LEAP and hire the best leadership keynote speaker to improve your leadership skills and elevate your business, contact us by submitting the form or call us at 858-513-4184.