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4 Reasons for a CEO to hire a Coach

4 Reasons for a CEO to hire a Coach

When making a job change, you certainly want to work on your resume, maybe even let your network of friends and associates that you are looking. Spiffing up your LinkedIn profile would also be a plus. However, when it comes to knowing who you really want to work for, the question you may want to ask is … “Does the owner or CEO work with a coach?”

As an owner or CEO, this is sound information to be aware of. Having top notch employees who contribute to the value of the company will likely be in direct proportion to how much value you bring to them. If you have a coach, your communicating to your staff that you value yourself. But even greater than that, you communicate to your team the importance of growth, and that you are here to learn, just like your employees are. This supports the building of a strong bond of trust and credibility with your team.

In coaching sessions, I have, my clients often express concern for employees who may be going through a tough time. How do you handle it?  Is it work related, or not? Often, it is personal. Are you able to ask the right questions, that would support you in helping your employee through a tough time?  Employee’s will often respond positively to a boss who is empathetic to the needs of the employee. Again, this type of leadership is manifested by the CEO as a result of a good relationship between themselves and a coach. The CEO can gain valuable insights from their awareness of understanding what is important to them, how they have the same wants and needs as their employees. A sense of mutual understanding goes a long way in the business world.

A CEO who understands that a happy employee is a productive employee.  A team member will always follow a happy leader.  Understanding what makes you happy can be found with a coach.  Being aware of yours and your team’s happiness can be achieved through increased emotional intelligence. A coach can help a CEO or owner to focus on their own vulnerabilities and self-improvement.  A happy coach wants happy employees. By hiring a coach, the boss is willing to invest time and money in becoming a better leader, spouse, and parent. Wouldn’t an employee want to work for someone like that?

Responsibility

Responsibility

Re·spon·si·bil·i·ty- the state or fact of being responsible, answerable, or accountable for something within ones power, control, or management.

Responsibility; it’s a word that conjures up different meanings for different people. In all actuality it is a word that is inexplicably linked to freedom and liberty.  Have you heard the phrase, “Where there is freedom, there is choice, and where there is choice, there is responsibility, and where there is responsibility, there is accountability”.

If you will indulge me for moment; we can take this saying piece by piece. Freedom allows a man or woman to create their own way, express their own thoughts, enjoy their own time, believe what they wish, have values and are allowed to act in a way that is consistent with all or part of the above mentioned actions.

However, along with the freedom of choice, there must be responsibility.  So, here it comes… you have the freedom to make your own choices in almost all cases in your life. Liberty and freedom guarantee us the right to our own choices.  However, if you choose it … you are responsible for it. Whether it be your job, your house, your finances, how you raise your children, how you think, how you feel, what you believe and so on. It is your choice to make.

Have you ever communicated something to someone like a subordinate or a friend, and they misunderstood you and did something different? It has happened to all of us at one time or another.  If you choose your words, and expect a certain outcome it is incumbent upon you for what you communicated, and the end result is the consequences of your communication.  I know that seems a bit strange to consider, however the words came from you or me that we wanted a certain result. So doesn’t it make sense to believe that the end result will bear out our communication?  Your communication, your responsibility!