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Leadership Mentoring With A Business Coach

Jun 2, 2008
There is a success principle that most people in the business world operate by. It is not enough to merely get along throughout the daily work pile that accumulates on their desk. They want to get ahead, receive recognition for their work and receive raises based on their performance.

But it is easy to get into a rut and have your performance level start to lag. The tedious work load can cause you to lose your spark and drive. That is where the business coach steps in to help you improve your performance, yet it is not the same thing as leadership mentoring.

Leadership mentoring is a process that occurs when one person with more experience takes another person "under their wing," to help them understand the workplace or their personal life in a better way. A business coach is not the same thing as a mentor and you need to be aware of the difference.

One works by providing guidance (the coach) and the other works by instructing. The two are often confused with one another but in reality are different.

Many companies will bring in a coach consultant to help their employees when the business is beginning to flag. It is a way to help bring back the company into operating once again at a higher level of efficiency.

You have probably heard of motivational camps where employees are brought in and play team games with one another. This creates and fosters a competitive atmosphere but lets employees bond with each other.

Business coaches can not perform miracles and should not be promising great achievements. Those who do may be operating under fraudulent means.

This is to say that a coach should not make grand promises to up sales by fifty percent or have employees thinking that the coaching process will automatically result in advancements and promotions. This is simply not the case. Coaching people should be more about showing them that they can rely on themselves to make the necessary changes to help the business operate better.

A business coach must have experience in motivating people to try to achieve their goals and dreams. He or she needs to be educated in the business field. Talking to people one-on-one is great but to effectively motivate large groups of people there needs to be a spark and an initiative to lead others on to greatness. Bringing a coach into your life can mean the difference between the mundane workplace and one filled with opportunities.
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