Leadership Coaching – Why it is important for aspiring Leaders in India
Leadership Coaching is not just a world where magical business – people calling themselves ‘Guru’ tell you a rare insight unknown to you till now which will transform your life. Like Sports Coaches, it also includes helping the candidate to develop & maintain a specific set of habits to achieve a planned goal in a stipulated time. But unlike Sports Coaches, where physical training is a must & requires help & training, can’t we provide leadership coaching to ourselves on our own?
Yes, we can. It may not be necessary to have a leadership coach to guide you through the hurdles at work & life. Although, a good leadership coach will not only lessen the probability of failure, but they’ll also push you harder, and show you your true potential. They will constantly remind you & in fact make you realize that-
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. – A. A. Milne.
Here’s why leadership coaching is important:
1. The Kick-starter: Self-motivation is no doubt the best motivation there is, because you are always there for you (at least physically). Yet sometimes we do need a push from back, a supporting hand on our shoulder, a warm hug, or a strong hand-shake that tells us ‘You can do it’, ‘You have it what it takes’, ‘You are not alone’, ‘I’m here for you’. All this acts as a kickstart to our inner potential and brings us closer to our best versions.
2. The Emotional Support: We think in a corporate environment or at work, emotions are the last thing we must take care of. No wonder, most of us leave work tired, stressed-out and in constant worry instead of being happy & satisfied of the fact that we contributed to the world today. According to Dr. Travis Bradberry, author of the book “Emotional Intelligence 2.0”, EQ (Emotional Intelligence) is responsible for 58% of your job performance. A leadership coach makes it easier to harness the power & the true capability of your emotions at work.
3. The Balance Manager: Before we know, we are handed over an ocean of said & unsaid responsibilities in work as well as in life. It becomes a mess and we’re right in the middle of it, lost in the plethora of tasks that consume us rather than making us happy. A leadership coach helps to navigate, organise, strategize, and optimize all of this to ensure a right balance of life & work that brings peace, happiness & excitement in your life.
Leadership Coaching is designed to explore the immense success possibilities that exist for you, taking the necessary steps that’ll help you progress on your growth path and in your career. A leadership coach is usually someone who has experienced almost every obstacle that you face daily at work. This enables them to understand you deeply and offer customized solutions & advice that get you through the obstacles effortlessly.