Want to see an ROI for employee development in excess of 300%? 1
How about at least a 50% increase in leader productivity? 2
Or maybe it’s just improving relationships with your team by 75%? 3
Or a 20%+ increase in profitability? 4
Then you might want to take a closer look at leadership/executive coaching. All of the above numbers come from various studies on the return on investment for coaching. The value of coaching is obvious. What is not so obvious is how challenging the process of being coached can be. I firmly believe that you cannot become the leader you were meant to be until you reflect on and learn about how you became the leader you are today. In other words, we’re going to look at your blind spots.
What is a blind spot? I like the definition that Marissa Levin, CEO of Successful Culture, uses. She says that while weaknesses are traits or skills that we can improve, blind spots are personal traits or aspects of ourselves we are not even aware of. These blind spots impact the way we act, react, believe or behave in ways that limit our effectiveness as leaders. The only way to identify these blind spots is through self-reflection and improving our self-awareness. My L.O.V.E. coaching process focuses on just that. Though I call this part of the process Poking the Bear.