Great executives are always striving for more. They are constantly trying to improve themselves to achieve more, reach higher, and accomplish their goals. These people will attend countless seminars and workshops just because they want to stay on top of the trends. They can also be seen holding a career coaching book. You may also see them participating in a leadership training program. If you’ve been stuck in the same position for a long time now, it could be that you’re not doing any of those things that other driven executives are doing. That being said, it’s never too late to change.
Here are five signs that will tell when you’re ready for a leadership training program:
1) You are prepared to invest in yourself
It’s true that hiring an executive coach means that you will have to spend some money and sacrifice some time. However, you should look at it as an investment in yourself. After you have learned everything from your executive coach and applied it to your professional life, the return on your investment will be immeasurable.
2) You are ready to put in some work
No programs or coaches can make a difference if you don’t do the work on your part. Unlike a therapy or counseling session, an executive leadership development program requires action. You need to be ready to put in some work before you commit to the training. Otherwise, you will be wasting your time and money for nothing.
3) You are willing to put excuses aside
A good executive coach will know when you’re making excuses. If you show up late and unprepared, there is no use lying or coming up with justifications for your actions. After all, you’re paying to be coached, and so you should do whatever it takes to make the most out of the experience. In other words, you’re here to reap all the benefits that the training has to offer.
4) You are committed
A leadership coaching program is not there to provide you with all the answers to your problems. Rather, it is there for you to learn from your executive coach as much as you can so that you know how to come up with new solutions to your problems on your own. You need to understand that you won’t get the results that you want overnight. Therefore, you need to be patient and do your best while you’re at it.
5) You are ready to take risks
Before you sign up for a leadership coaching program, you should know that it’s not going to be an easy path. You will have to step out of your comfort zone a lot and you should be eager to do so. In fact, the key to success is to do something that challenges you and makes you uncomfortable. This means that you’re working toward something new and making constant progress in the direction of your goals.
The Bottom Line
A career development training is only suitable for those who want to better themselves. This will only be effective if you’re ready to learn and take some risks. An executive coach can guide you toward success, but only if you’re determined and committed enough. Are you ready for the challenge?
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Great executives are always striving for more. They are constantly trying to improve themselves to achieve more, reach higher, and accomplish their goals. These five signs can tell when you’re ready for a leadership training program.
Key take away:
An executive coach can guide you toward success, but only if you’re determined and committed enough. It will only be effective if you’re ready to learn and take some risks.
About the author(s):
Tom Willis is a Co-Founder and Partner with Phoenix Performance Partners. He had the great honor of serving as CEO for Cornerstone; a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers; and an engineer with the Intel Corporation. His life is all about helping others uncover their talents so they can reach their unlimited potential and their organization can thrive.
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Brad Zimmerman is a Co-Founder and Partner with Phoenix Performance Partners. Zimmerman turned to organizational coaching more than 26 years ago following a successful career in sales and operations. Today, he helps businesses, nonprofits and other organizations develop cultures that transform work environments so people grow and the organizations thrive.
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