A good Player needs a good Coach

A good Player needs a good Coach

  • A Business is a person who actively listens to you; who explores options with you, and who can provide you with effective feedback to grow, and deliver better results in life.
  • The Business coaching is a very personalized development program, focusing on the current burning issues that business Leaders face, which enhances their ability to gain personal insight into the real issues in their real world and in real time
  • Being egoless is the key to continue developing, progressing and evolving. Having an Executive Coach watching from distance, guiding the player is a must if we are to evolve as High Performance Leaders.

How many times do we get overwhelmed with small stuff here and there, how many times do we find ourselves out of focus on the right things, how many of us have a clear vision and know exactly where is he or she heading, how many know how to conquer key moments, how many know how to confront harmful behavior, how many have clear boundaries and live by them, how many can say NO to certain people or situations …. So many questions in mind.

We, human beings, share exactly the same issues, and we face similar situations in life. But looking at things from distance has a totally different meaning. I had no idea that finding the right person, who actively listens to you; who explores options with you, and who can provide you with effective feedback to grow, and deliver better results in life do exist and it’s called a Business Coach.

After spending more than 25 years in the corporate world; assuming different positions from a simple cashier to a group CEO of a multimillion company; where I learned things the hard way. And as most of us, acted stupidly in certain disruptive situations, letting my ego control, or even my emotions and wrong beliefs rule. I decided to get out of my comfort zone, and challenge my purpose in life, to find out that there is untapped potential we all have, but it needs to be unleashed at the right time, and with the right approach.  Hence, I left the corporate world, and started my own business focusing on empowering others.

While developing different leadership programs, I started reading and researching about what make good CEOs succeed, and why some CEOs excel in their Organizations, while others fail miserably despite their strong abilities, my findings were very simple, summarized by A good player needs a good Coach.

Business Coaching facilitates and supports leaders discover their excellence and strength to move them to peak performance, while opening their eyes to some potential beliefs impacting their success.  It is targeted oriented, and provides leaders the framework to stay focused on doing the right things, not only doing things right. In other way, the Business Coach provides and charts the pathway to success.

Unlike the regular training programs we all attend. The Business coaching is a very personalized development program, focusing on the current burning issues that business Leaders face, which enhances their ability to gain personal insight into the real issues in their real world and in real time. Moreover, while being Coached, Business Leaders clarify their vision, and get encouraged to be fearless while translating their vision into reality, leveraging their unique qualities in service of positive change.

In the Arab World, the idea of business coaching to top management is still not entirely supported, as the “We know it all phenomena” still dominates. Being egoless is the key to continue developing, progressing and evolving. Having an Executive Coach watching from distance, guiding the player to do more of this, and less of that, challenging the beliefs and the actions; and enabling personal transformation is a must if we are to evolve as High Performance Leaders.. I keep saying I wish I had a coach when I was a CEO; my life would have been much easier.

The article is written by Majd Shweikeh for Arab Business Review

To read more thought-leadership stuff by leaders from Arab Region, please visit Arab Business Review

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