Many companies say that they are Executive Coaching and Mentoring firms but have no way to back up their claims. They will say that Executive Coaching cannot be quantified because it is all about inner growth and education. While education and training do play a big part in a successful coaching program, an Executive Coaching and Mentoring firm should be able to show a definite increase in their clients business. If they cannot provide you with statistics or case studies on successful coaching clients then you should not trust them.
Executive Coaching is not some mystical process but a basic understanding of human nature and business practices. Some businesses are so used to operating their business the same way that they have for years, that they can no longer see the problems in the system or what needs to be changed. It is beneficial for these companies to have a third party come in and look at their company with fresh eyes and give a complete diagnostic rundown of what works and what doesn’t. Changes are often in the form of additional training for the company’s executives and employees. Atlanta Executive Coaching firms will offer Executive Workshops that will train your team leaders in:
· Leading from the front by setting a good example. They should never ask the people under them to do something that they would not do themselves. That will help to develop a bond of trust between the team members and their leader.
· Creating a welcoming workplace through positive reinforcement. If instead of leading through fear your executives can make their team feel appreciated then they will be much more productive and efficient in their activities. Another added benefit is that employees will be much less likely to leave the company unexpectedly.
· Encouraging their team to support each other and to share knowledge. If a workplace can have an open and friendly exchange of ideas then it will cut down on many of the common problems before they start. Also, since everyone is sharing information, when an employee does leave unexpectedly there will be much less loss of knowledge.
Once the executives in a company have received the proper training then it will gradually trickle down to the layers underneath them. In this way the entire corporate culture of a company can change for the better. Some of the biggest names in the corporate worlds have been using Executive Coaching and Mentoring to enhance their productivity for years and so should you.