I read a good amount of material about executive and management coaching. I figure if I’m going to provide it to clients I ought to understand what’s available in the marketplace. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not interested in discrediting all the great executive coaching or management coaching programs available. Certain coaches are great for certain clients.
What I do want to mention is why you might want to avoid executive and management coaching. I’ve developed a short list of reasons for you to consider. If you’re interested in discussing it further, feel free to comment.
I Run A Great Business And Don’t Need Anyone’s Help!
Certainly sounds like you don’t need help. So, may I ask this one question – why do you have the need to make the statement? Is something bothering you? If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it does it make a sound? Do you remember that adage? The answers range from there really being no issues or needs at all to there being an assortment of issues and needs – in the forest of your business that is. It’s your choice to seek assistance or not, even if it is only to seek validation from an executive and management coach’s perspective – that your business is great, and no help is needed – the perspective is usually freely provided.
Related: If a tree falls in the forest…
I know my faults and know how to live with them!
In this instance I’d say that you’ve agreed you have some needs and know how to “manage” them, and in this instance you should certainly not engage with an executive coach to help you either overcome them or modify your role so that you are not dependent upon your faults. See, it’s ok to acknowledge we are not perfect – which is what you’ve done here. Let me ask you, do all the people who work with you – your customers and employees feel the same way about you living with your faults?
If employees don’t like the way I manage them, find another job!
This statement reads well, sort of like Harry Truman’s quote: “if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Essentially, if the pressure is too much for you, don’t persist in managing. Some coaches might advise that if you can’t manage well, then find someone who can. A competent executive and management coach should be able to help you to understand how the effective use of your talents, drivers, and behaviors will translate into effective management – so that you avoid telling your employees to leave.
Seriously, if you’re interested in identifying how you might benefit, I’m offering an opportunity to review how you think and make decisions, so click on this link, management coaching, and take my complimentary assessment, and we can chat afterward.