Executive Coaching – What Would Your Performance Appraisal Be?

Although you may be the leader of a team, it doesn’t automatically mean that you’re at the top of your game when it comes to leadership skills; that’s where getting a refresher course through executive coaching courses becomes essential for the smooth running of the organization, or department, that you’re in charge of.

What do you think your personal performance appraisal would say about the way that you’re able to manage the people around you? You may already know many of the fundamentals of how to motivate a team of people, and how to get them all ‘pushing in the same direction’, but tips and techniques are changing all of the time; there are going to be many new ideas that you’ll be able to take away from the executive coaching courses that you’ll be participating.

You obviously know your own job well – when it comes to the technical aspects of it – so your performance improvement isn’t going to be focused on the actual tasks that you do in your job; the performance improvement is going to come in your ability to get the most out of yourself, and the people around you, and more often than not, under pressure!

Not all of the people who are most qualified to do their job, are actually going to be all that good when it comes to running a team; you may have noticed before that someone was promoted above you to a senior position, not because they knew anymore about the industry or the job requirements than you; they were simply better at running a team, and probably delegated all of the technical work to you anyway. Does that sound familiar?

So, now that you’ve taken that step up the rung of the work ladder, you’re going to want to make sure that you know as much about motivating people to do the things that they need to, as you possibly can learn, right? Signing up for an executive coaching course is going to give you refreshing perspectives to generate additional workable options, to provide you with the confidence you need.

The way that many of these executive coaching courses work will often go like this:

A meeting will be arranged to find out the areas where you think that performance improvements can be made. Your most recent performance appraisal will be used as a reference here. You’ll be asked about what you think your strengths and weaknesses are, and then co-workers may be asked if they agree with your opinion. You’ll be asked questions by an executive coach to help you discover some of your available solutions to your issues at work. You will then be guided to systematically design a plan of action that will help you to strengthen in those areas that you’re weak in; and some form of mentoring may be required, just in case you’re struggling with some of the things that you have to do. Then there will be a performance appraisal to see how much of a performance improvement you’ve managed to achieve.

Although ‘executive coaching courses’ sound a lot like the ‘team building’ events that you often hear about, they aren’t always quite as much fun; there’s a far more serious side to them, not that you won’t enjoy the unique experience and get a lot out of it.

So, if you feel that you need a performance improvement on aspects of your management skills, such as; your professional, and interpersonal communications; your performance management; your level of strategic thinking; your ability to deal with departmental conflict effectively; or, one of many other skills that you’ll learn; then the executive coaching courses are going to help to make a big difference in your ability to lead people effectively.

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One Response to “Executive Coaching – What Would Your Performance Appraisal Be?”

  1. Zaini Mohd. June 30, 2011 1:36 pm #

    Leading a team of people is a never-ending learning curve to me. Managing people is one of the most difficult (and sometimes rewarding) for me. Most people, including me, dread performance appraisals, whether you are the one appraising or the one being appraised. ;) I totally agree that performance improvement cannot happen overnight or over a weekend-workshop, it needs constant polishing and practice to get it right!

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