All excellent leaders regularly invest in themselves. Leaders have often sought out useful leadership books and learning material that will help them along the path to happiness and leadership. These days, many e-courses tend to be rather disappointing, but I’m pleased to recommend one e-course that is still respected by leadership professionals such as myself: Best Year Yet®. It is an on-line goal orientated leadership programme, which provides you with core habits, a new way of thinking and an ability to act on the things you have planned for to make you successful. it can be a self-directed learning programme, or you can opt for the support of a dedicated ‘on-line’ or ‘face-to-face’ coach.
About Leadership Coaching
Leadership coaches are experienced individuals whom charge wealthy clients between $50 and $500 per hour for their services. Similar to consultants – leadership coaches will analyse your personal situation and problems, and us their own tools and experience to produce solutions.
Coaching and Leadership have always been intertwined due to the very personal nature of leadership, and how it is best taught through either self reflection and literature, or through having a guru.
Is having your own leadership coach all that its cracked up to be? Or are they just overpaid individuals who simply tell you to get up off your chair and speak louder?
Is It Worthwhile?
I personally believe that, like consultants – leadership coaches are worthwhile for medium to large organisations where even tiny incremental changes at the top can increase profits by 5 figures or more. Without this scale, leadership coaches can drain resources at perhaps a time when budgets are tight and cash flow is poor, so choosing the right leadership coach and right level of coaching intervention is very important.
Is There A Cheaper Alternative?
A fresh alternative to expensive traditional leadership coaching is to join the private membership club of one of the world-famous personal development gurus. You’re going to get the same quality of material and ideas, and in much higher volume, which however means that YOU have to decide which pieces of knowledge are relevant to your situation to act on. There are several exclusive communities out there, my favourite being Patric Chan’s Success Trace Private Membership Club. It’s just £3 for the first month and £10 GBP thereafter which means that a years membership to – quite frankly – an impressive resource, is available a a price lower than one hour with a face-to-face leadership coach.
Alternatively, you can sign up to a proven coaching programme ideally suited to the Leadership-expert™ global leadership audience. Full details are given here.
Leadership coaches are becoming more prevalent now that companies are becoming leadership orientated and aware that autocratic leadership is not always the most appropriate way of running a business. Looking at the other options in a thorough and methodical way is something a standard CEO is not trained for. This is where leadership coaches really come into play.
If, for now, you just want to opt for self-directed learning, then I encourage you to subscribe for free to access the wealth of leadership training material I have published on the site and in my monthly newsletter, with the primary objective of helping you to become an authentic and accomplished leader.