03 October 2018

It’s crucial to know whether you’re getting better or worse at leading your team

As a Business Coach, my task is to help business leaders become better at what they do. There’s no single formula in coaching; one cannot magically reshape a person into a better version of himself without recognising first the aspects of his behavior, personality and leadership style that needs improvement.

So how do you know if you need coaching? Below are some questions you must ask yourself to determine whether you’ve grown as a business leader or you’ve become a huge of the problem why business isn’t going well. Of course, to get a good assessment of yourself, you need to be ruthlessly honest in your answers.

Are you engaging yourself into doing fewer but more important things?

A clear sign of a maturing entrepreneur is when he finally understands that he isn’t the best person to do everything and instead he narrows his focus down to those limited tasks that are more critical to the growth of the company.

However, if you’re still allergic to delegation and you still find yourself interfering on every job your team works on daily, you might want to consider getting advice from a Business Coach.

Are you able to carry out the plans you’ve formed inside your brain?

Most leaders have lots of ideas on how to solve problems or to take their business to the next level. However, it takes great wisdom and skill to actually transform those ideas into fruition. Basically, you may need a Coach when you “know” what to do but don’t implement, may it be because of your reluctance to embrace change or your fear of failure. Or maybe you’re just not that effective in motivating your team to execute your plans. Great leaders are revered not only because they had a great vision, but also — and most importantly — because they were able to attain that vision.

Are you developing your next generation of leaders to their full potential?

When you strive to become a better leader, it doesn’t mean you should be the only one improving. It also means you’re helping your team develop the leadership skills they need in the future, coaching them to overcome unhealthy behaviors that hold them back, and instilling in them a clear sense of your business why.

Are you often unfulfilled by your team’s performance?

As a business leader, it’s your job to make sure your team understands what they’re working to achieve collectively and as individuals. This is the painful truth: if most of your team isn’t “getting it”, then it’s your failure. You need to come up with a better way to motivate your team and get everybody on the same boat. And that’s where a Business Coach comes in.

How can you alter your approach? What hasn’t been working in the past? What else can you try? What minor things had some constructive impact that you can spin up and build upon?

Are you not getting the outcomes you want?

Sometimes, even when your team is working the best way they possibly could, you still couldn’t achieve the results you’re aiming for. Because you’ve been working so hard, you couldn’t help but think you know the right path to take, but then you come to find it isn’t working.

Sometimes, in order to get results you want, you may need guidance from someone who can see things from a more objective view, not a subjective view. Turning to a Business Coach can help you gain a better perspective on things so you can make more intelligent decisions and maximise the potential of your leadership and the growth of your team members.

Be the best business leader you can be! Reach the full potential of your company by working with a Business Coach. My extensive clientele consists of companies based in all of the Midlands including Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire. Discover how REACH Business Coaching can help you grow your business by attending our free workshops and seminars.

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