CORONAVIRUS & COACHING
Over the past few weeks America and the rest of the world has been introduced to a new virus named COVID19, or Coronavirus, that has been dominating our media, culture and organizational dialogue. Not only are we being encouraged to take personal responsibility for our own health and sanitation (washing hands thoroughly, not touching our face, etc.) but we are also seeing many organizations take a strategic approach to working remotely and avoiding gathering together in this season.
While we don’t know exactly what the coming weeks and months will bring, what seems certain is that we are walking on a path of uncertainty! So many of these steps are unprecedented and it is times like these that coaching can absolutely be the winning tool in your leadership toolbox. The traditional approach to leadership is effective when the leaders are walking a known path with a knowable destination. What we are experiencing now is more on track with an unknown and even unknowable future…the perfect conditions for coaching!
At Leadership Systems, Inc. we’ve been coaching leaders for nearly 3 decades using a model that is designed to breed success in situations where the future is unknown. Coaching is a skill that we utilize to pull the best solutions and ideas from others, specifically the people who are closest to the problems and challenges. This gives us a unique approach to supporting our clients in seasons of uncertainty.
Here are a few ways our history, expertise and passion can help you in 2020:
1. Our Coaching Model: At LSI we see our role as coaches, not consultants. We don’t primarily provide answers, but we facilitate the best answers to come from our coachees. Our coaches have been trained to focus on the person closest to the problem and pull their best thinking. This model is a vital tool to helping our clients achieve success.
2. Remote Coaching: In this season of minimized travel and face-to-face meetings, many organizations are looking to dip their toe in the water of remote communication for the first time. In our deep history of coaching, the majority of our coaching sessions have been done remotely through phone and video calls. LSI is prepared to support you and your team through effective coaching that can be done from anywhere and to anywhere!
3. Online Coach Training: Your outlook on this year may be shifting right now, and it is completely normal to search for ways to simultaneously reduce costs and increase productivity. We have created an online video training series called Leadership Systems University that will do just that. You can learn our coaching model and begin to add to your leadership toolbox from the comfort of your office or remote-work-from-home-space.
Regardless of what 2020 will bring for your organization, we are proud to offer unique ways to support your leadership along the way. Contact Leadership Systems today to explore even more custom options for team building, enhancing communication strategies and executive coaching for you and your team.
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