Coaches work with leaders to see possibilities, figure out where resistance might appear and find ways to overcome it. In this way, coaches can play an essential role in leading change. To make change happen, everyone has to confront its scariness.
Executive and leadership teams spend countless hours crafting strategic plans but often short-change the time needed to ensure successful execution. At the heart of the breakdown is poor communication. Bottom line: They aren’t “bought in.”
Coaching individuals requires the ability to home in on the key areas of focus that will enable them develop and manage through change. However, there is a complex dynamic at play when it comes to coaching teams, whose members have different motivations.
The leadership mindset does not lend itself to preparedness in the ordinary world of lists and notes. Rather, it falls into its own realm of a mental preparedness needed to take on the risk of leading change.