Most employees do not receive coaching or leadership advice from outside their organization. But even the best CEOs can dramatically improve their performance with the help of an outside perspective. In this lesson, Stephen Miles teaches employees at all levels how to up their leadership game. By the end , you’ll have four tools for identifying and improving upon your base leadership style. Use these tools to self-coach your way toward a more advanced, fulfilling, and effective career.
(calm music) … - Executive coaching is an interesting topic because … in the 20th century coaching was seen … as a remedial activity, something's broken, … I need to call Stephen or somebody else … 'cause I need to be fixed. … I'll tell you that, I would say 100% of my coaching today … is actually not that, it's about working with … high performing people and helping them get better. … And I think one of the misnomers around coaching … and I often see it when I go into a board room … because the first question a board member will ask me is … you know, when they stopped playing with G.I. Joe or Barbie, … everything is set in stone, why are you here? … And I'll say, you know, … I'm not good enough to change anybody, … nobody's good enough to change anybody … but what I know I can do if … I have a motivated party on the other side of me … is I can add range to their style. … (calm music) … What we want to do together is understand … what their base case, fundamental leadership style is. …
This course includes videos from:
Dan Pontefract, author and chief envisioner at TELUS
Robert S. Kaplan, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Stephen Miles, founder and CEO of The Miles Group
Kelly McGonigal, health psychologist and author
Alisa Cohn, executive coach
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