It can be said that there are six principles for excellent leadership coaching. One should know what these are so that he would also know how to cultivate the traits in order to become a success when dealing with various people in the coaching process. The 6 principles are as follows:
Principle #1: Be A Good Listener
When a leader isolates oneself from the things going on around him, they would in turn also be shutting themselves off from important information that is essential for them to know what is happening in their business organization. More than what is being said, great leadership coaching also requires “listening” to what is not being said. What is the state of mind and mood for instance of the employees? By knowing this, a leader could then take corrective action swiftly to avoid undermining the business operations.
Principle #2: Trust Thyself
Employees can readily sense a boss who is filled with self-doubt and this will consequently decrease their level of confidence in you and in what you do. This self-doubt could even “contaminate” the mindset of the employees thereby causing them to lose focus. On the other hand, having self confidence will inspire employee commitment and optimism which will be good as you build up your business organization.
Principle #3: Empowering People
Some bosses have the feeling that everything must be done by him. However, the result of this is that oftentimes it would just overwhelm him. It also undermines the other human resources found in the organization. A truly great leadership coach would know how to empower other individuals so that they turn into high performance individuals and consequently high performance teams. This leadership coach has confidence in the other players in the organization so that they become empowered to unleash their true potential
Principle #4: Resilience
Resilience means not getting the negativity that is happening around get the better of you. Great leadership coaching requires the blocking of the different problem and stresses that comes your way. It means having the fortitude and the inner strength to withstand current troubles. It means not breaking down because of pressure. As a leader, one should be able to lead the team amidst good times and bad without breaking down emotionally when the going gets tough.
Principle #5: Decisiveness
A good leadership coach must make decisions even if it could be a difficult and emotional one. He should be able to weigh the consequences of making a decision versus just letting the status quo rule. By doing so, he would be able to change lives of others for the better because he could steer the life of a person to where it should be regardless of the emotional consequences initially.
Principle #6: Taking Responsibility
A leader realizes that a significant responsibility rests on his shoulder to breathe life on the organization and one way to do this is through leadership coaching. A leader should realize the vital roles and responsibilities of each employees and internalize his responsibility in ensuring that everybody works towards a common goal.
The 6 principles of leadership coaching can only thus be embodied by a leader who has been able to develop themselves emotionally first. To be able to do the 6 principles, the leader himself must be “whole.”