Remember the old leadership style of command and control? Where leaders were expected to tell people what to do, have all the answers, closely adhering to the all-knowing superhero archetype?
This leadership worldview is outdated. This definition of a great leader is not true today.
We are in era where adapting our mindset and skillset is as necessary as donning on an oxygen mask to climb Kilimanjaro.
More influencing, and;
But you don’t have to take my word for it. A comprehensive study conducted to date on the effects of an organisation adopting a ‘coaching culture’ showed some startling results.
Coaching led to:
• a 10 to 20% increase in employee satisfaction
• a 12% increase in customer satisfaction
• a 50% improvement in employee communication, collaboration, conflict management, and coaching
• Nearly three times the normal business impact on bottom line.*
And this is against a backdrop results from a recent UK study which showed:
• 50% of people would fire their bosses if they could
• 45% drop in profitability in poorly managed teams
• 40% of employees aged 25-34 and 44% of employees 24 or younger are considering leaving their employers
• 53% of organisations are facing talent shortages
Pretty concerning statistics. But also enlightening.
Coaching is not an addition to a leader’s job, it’s an integral part of it.
*2010, Genentech employed The Advantage Performance Group