Why would anyone want to be led by you? The very first person that you lead in leadership is yourself. If you wouldn’t follow yourself, why would anyone else want to?
This site is devoted to ordinary people being effective leaders. It’s also devoted to outstanding persons being even more successful as leaders. My other site www.DrDarryl.com is about coaching generally.
At the DrDarryl.com site, the section on “A Word on Coaching” (5th Menu button across the top) and the section on “Leadership Coaching” (3rd Menu button) talk specifically about coaching overall and then about leadership in particular. This gives a sound introduction to both topics.
However, this site is about showing individuals how they can become a coach of leaders or a ‘leader-coach.’ How can you as a manager or leader become an effective coach of your people? How can you become a coach that becomes a “trusted advisor,” a “trusted collaborator” and a “confidential sounding board?” How can you then create a coaching culture that permeates down through your organisation?
Although leadership has been a topic of exploration for decades and much has been written about it and opinions vary, it is now true however, that coaching is a definite means of allowing individuals to be effective leaders and achieve their goal of being one’s best.
But what is a coach? A coach was originally a form of transport and first used around 1556.
It was defined as…“A coach transports a valued person from where they are to where they want to be” (Old Webster Dictionary).
In other words, coaching unlocks a person’s potential to maximise his or her own performance. It helps them learn (through self-discovery) rather than teaching them, mentoring them or just giving advice and instruction.