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Leadership Coaching Is Big Business For Big Business

May 10, 2008
It’s unrealistic to believe that leadership coaching is only of value to poor-performing, unsuccessful business people. The Institute for Business Studies recently released a report that found that top Fortune 500 executives actively seek out opportunities to partake in leadership coaching. In addition, it was also found that even a short seminar that focuses on leadership coaching skills can result in one improving his/her business effectiveness rating by almost 50 percent.

You may be unfamiliar with the term "Leadership Coaching." In leadership coaching, your progress towards the executive level is aided by being taught best practices in your field. A Fortune 500 CEO will be matched with you for one-on-one coaching. These CEOs will teach you the best practices in your industry.

The traditional coaching process has as its core ’shadowing’, by which is meant that the client ’shadows’ the teacher at their daily work managing a corporation. Following fourteen days of this ’shadowing’ the client will then be expected to act as a ’stand in’ for the teacher, which basically means that they will be the CEO for a day. Following the shadowing and the standing in a group of big business experts will evaluate the client’s performance, offering valuable advice and direction during a three day panel period.

It may be hard to find time to fit room for an eighteen day workshop into the schedule of a business leader, fortunately there are other options. One option is to participate in a video leadership seminar. These seminars allow you to work at your own pace at times that are convenient to you. The learning materials include lectures by the top executives of elite companies. Supplemental materials are provided in the form of additional written exercises that broaden the learning experience. In short, the video leadership seminar is a perfect option for those with busy schedules.

Leadership camps present an option for those interested in less rigorous programs. The design of these camps places an emphasis on being an enjoyable experience for the entire family. They aim at providing a learning atmosphere without the need for constant note taking, review, and study. Instead, learning occurs through doing. In fact, you may be enjoying yourself so much that you don’t realize you are actually learning leadership skills through games and other interesting interactive activities.

Whether you choose to complete traditional, video, or interactive training, you will quickly see valuable changes in the way that you live your life and in the way that your business succeeds. Within just a month or two, you will clearly see that your leadership training has paid for itself.

Leadership coaching is employed by even top-level executives of Fortune 500 companies. Even those top-tier big business CEOs can improve their Business Effectiveness Rating by as much as 45 percent after completing a short seminar. Whether you choose to complete traditional one-to-one training in the business environment, video seminars at home, or interactive training at leadership camp, you will quickly see valuable changes in the way that you live your life and in the way that your business succeeds. Within just a month or two, you will clearly see that your leadership training has paid for itself.
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George Purdy is an acknowledged expert on coaching. He wrote many articles on this subject and is a well-known speaker. Look for tips and tricks to boost your knowledge on executive coaches.
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