The most successful coaching clients love to learn; they are coachable. They are wide open to many ideas and new concepts.
One of my coaching clients has an opportunity to travel to the UK to study the management/leadership practices of a world-class car manufacturer. They are turning the industry upside down with some new break-through, and innovative leadership practices.
He can’t wait to learn and observe.
Other characteristics of a successful leader who is open to coaching include some of these:
High Emotional Intelligence
Read others well
Willing to ask questions
Know their strengths
Ask for help, support or encouragement
Able to describe their preferred learning style
Challenges fire them up
Sets goals and achieves them
Motivated to try new ideas
Identify innovative solutions and don’t give up
Willing to discuss their blind spots
Solicits regular feedback
Open to discuss problems
Desires candor and truth-telling
Takes calculated risks, and challenges self
Open to young talent of both genders
The best leaders are coachable. They show up on time and open themselves to loving critics. These are the leaders who gain trust and followers willing to give heart and soul.
Give honest assessment to your personal leadership - how coachable are you as a leader?
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