Whether you’re just getting started in a management role or have been leading people for decades, every business person can benefit from the knowledge and outside perspective of a good coach. Individual coaching can help you take your career to the next level by pushing you to develop better management skills, giving you someone to be accountable to with your goals, and helping you identify your own strengths and weaknesses.
Now, you may be thinking, “I’m already doing pretty well in my job. What good is leadership coaching really going to do me?” Perhaps the best way to think about this is in terms of sports. Professional athletes are the best of the best at what they do, but not one of them competes without the guidance of a coach. Particularly on a team (which all businesses ultimately are), you need to have a coach to help you improve your individual skills, but also show you how to work better with your teammates.
The Huffington Post recently discussed the player/coach relationship between Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson. Jackson was always of the philosophy that no man is an island, not even Michael Jordan. Jackson gave Jordan the coaching that he needed to become one of the greatest individual basketball players of all-time, but Jackson also encouraged Jordan to elevate his teammates so that they could collectively win six NBA championships.
No Person Stands Alone in a Business Environment
In the business world, no person is an island. With a strong coach on your side, you can learn how to work better with the people around you and improve your own business savvy. With your own Phil Jackson to guide you, you’ll be better equipped to rise up as an individual while also elevating the rest of your team.
Whether you’re the CEO a large company or a mid-level manager struggling to take the next step, take a moment to think about what professional development could do for you. No one is perfect, and everyone has something new to learn. Find out if there’s something we can teach you by contacting Level Up Leadership today to learn more about our individual coaching services as well as our innovative professional development programs for teams.