I sit here watching Tiger Woods win yet another tournament at Dural. I wonder what besides his raw talent allows him to continue to win. He has certainly had his ups and downs, but he keeps on coming back and playing well.
The same can be said about working with executives. They are successful and very good at what they do, but even the best can at times use an outside perspective as to their performance. Skills such as behavior modification, high- level communications, and leadership may be areas of refinement or sharpening when moving through the ranks and getting to the top.
Using a process of assessments, alignment, initiatives, vision, implementation, and results can go a long way to kick-start a career to the next level. With this framework Lighthouse Strategic Partners can help to create significant traction for an executive or executive team to improve a company’s overall performance.
Tiger, who just won, says he has a coach because he can’t see his own swing. When you are running a business or a division, as in the old saying, “it can get lonely at the top”. One executive I spoke with recently was the regional president of a multi-billion dollar organization. He told me that it is difficult to ask for help within the organization at the risk of looking like you are unsure or don’t know everything you need to know. He felt strongly that coaching could fill the gap of being a strong manager as well as having a resource outside the company to talk with in order to improve performance.
Companies and executives who are open to having a coach looking at their “swings” and challenging them to improve, tend to be stronger and better competitors in the markets they serve.
If you are at the top of your organization or on your way to become the leader, enlisting an outside advisor may be the most important decision you can make. If this sounds like you, and you want to stay at the top of your game, give Lighthouse Strategic Partners a call and discover how we can help you be the best you can be.