There's no question - the data's in: an executive benefits big time by engaging in the kind of executive coaching programs that help them develop themselves and the cultures around them. Most executive leadership programs and executive leadership training focus on methods that require rule-setting. But strong leadership is first and foremost adaptible and as soon as the need to flex happens, executive management training rules go out the window because the human factor was left out.
An effective executive leadership development program embraces change and can adapt to the personalities, values, visions, strengths, weaknesses, needs and wants of the particular individuals involved. Not only that, but executive coaching programs that fully account for the organizational mission and the cultural norms of a particular workplace, lead to CEO coaching and leadership and organizational development that far surpasses more standardized executive coaching programs.
As an executive leadership coach, I've seen brilliance and, frankly, absolute nonsense in the field of executive coach training. I've seen executive benefits and executive time-wasting, executive mentoring and executive pandering, all happen in the name of executive business coaching.
Our executive coaching services are individualized. Our executive mentoring and CEO coaching capitalizes on individual leadership styles so that executives become their own best coaches and they integrate executive coaching training in their day-to-day interactions with everyone who reports to them. Coaching executives is a holistic game - it's got to produce strong bottom line financial gains but it's also got to support the kind of blue sky thinking that differentiates good leaders from great ones. Most of all, effective executive business coaching helps "tie rocks to the clouds" in that the executive benefits from flexing visionary muscles while the entire organization benefits from the kind of practical application that happens as a result of a strong executive leadership development program.