Why is coaching important in leadership?
Coaching empowers leaders to do exceptional work. Coaches establish an advantageous relationship that uncovers hidden strengths and weaknesses within the leader. Goals will be created to enable leaders to pinpoint their weaknesses and track their progress.
What does a leadership coach do?
An executive coach is a qualified professional that works with individuals (usually executives, but often high-potential employees) to help them gain self-awareness, clarify goals, achieve their development objectives, unlock their potential, and act as a sounding board.
What is coaching as a leadership style?
Coaching leadership is a style that involves and facilitates the engagement of people, as well as drawing out and understanding and empathizing with their specific and individual motivations.
Lean Six Sigma Academy coaches and trains leaders on the following basics:
- General objectives for continuous improvement: This include translating the general objectives of the company into specific practical goals and aligning goals vertically and horizontally across the organization.
- Full transparency: The behavior of the leader must be visible as we work as one team. Therefore, leaders must learn how to accept and give honest feedback and comments to others and from others on the performance in the good spirit of the leader.
- A passion for learning: The leader must seek others point of view to get learn more about the issue and to see the different perspectives and not just stick to his opinion. He must also share information and knowledge and go to Gemba at the workplace to learn about problems from their sources.
- Learn how to coach and mentor to lead subordinates: Leaders should coach and teach their subordinates to develop them and help them in finding the root causes of problems in order to assure sustainable improvement.
- Customer focus: Leaders should learn how to focus on internal and external customers