“Success is the continual achievement of your own predetermined goals, stabilized by balance and purified by belief.”
With almost 30 years in credit unions, I have practical knowledge and experience with the challenges you face every day. This isn’t theoretical; it’s real world experience. Our clients say they:
Feel successful, but not quite fully satisfied.
They aren’t determining their own goals and what’s important to them, their family and their organization.
They struggle with work and life balance.
They wish there was someone to talk to in complete confidence.
If that sounds familiar, now is the time to take control of your destiny and consider hiring a coach. An executive coach is a professional who works with clients to help them achieve results and sustain life-changing behavior in their lives and careers. Coaches address the whole person with an emphasis on discovering blind spots that leads to right action and more fulfillment, more balance and more effective processes for living. Executive coaching is the single best way to reach your personal and professional goals.
1. Lack of authentic feedback: The more authority you have, the less likely you are to seek and receive authentic feedback. You may think others are judging you, prompting you to become cautious about what you say and do. This increases distance in relationships, and minimizes opportunities for feedback. You may have isolated yourself from others by relying on a group of trusted advisors who protect you.
2. Lack of time or value for reflection: All executives face enormous demands on their time. The likelihood of having time to reflect on behavior is minimal. It’s not in the nature of most hard-driving, results-oriented personalities to be introspective.
3. Reluctance to reveal weaknesses to others: This is a barrier to getting leaders to change. They strive to project an aura of confidence and competence. Demonstrating your weaknesses to outsiders, they reason, can have a detrimental effect on stakeholder’s confidence.
4. Reluctance to acknowledge weaknesses: Executives avoid letting others see their vulnerabilities, and steer clear of admitting them. What works today may not carry you through tomorrow.
4. Fear of letting go of a previously successful style: If your leadership style has been working fine for a few years, you may fear that modifying it puts your effectiveness at risk.