Executive Coaching Blog
Why Executive Performance Coaching?
- Created on Friday, 06 July 2012 17:05
As Executive Leaders no doubt you have already been made aware of the necessity for having excellent interpersonal communication skills. In various trainings you have probably covered:
- Your personality profile
- Your leadership style
- The necessity for excellent listening skills, and ability to use language to express ideas
- The psychology of change: the personal, inter-personal and organizational challenges you face
- Negotiation skills, conflict resolution skills. …And so on.
As a leader, you’ll face many opportunities where you will be required to ‘perform’, at:
- Public meetings
- Media: print, TV, radio, Skype, video, webinars
- Presentations to Board of Directors, shareholders, staff, clients or customers
In any of these interactions with the public, there is always an element of ‘performance’. There is an “art” to performance, which you must master if you are going to win the hearts and minds of your audience - whoever they are and in whatever performance space you find yourself, whether it’s in a private meeting, or addressing a public meeting with 2,000 attendees.
The Executive Leader needs to…
- Develop the COURAGE and CONFIDENCE to step into that performing space
- Prove themselves WILLING to be OPEN and AVAILABLE to the audience
- Be absolutely CLEAR about the message they want to deliver
- Completely confident in their ability to DELIVER their message
- Set the tone of positive regard for company and audience
Do you have the necessary skills to communicate an intention of positivity, confidence and enthusiasm and create the environment you wish your team/company to have?
If you don’t have it, how can you expect your middle managers and underlings to have it? How do you currently demonstrate this?
Are you doing it sufficiently well enough to consistently win the hearts and minds of your audience? Here’s a few handy tips to get you started…
Want to know more about Executive Performance Coaching? See our Executive Coaching page.