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Top leaders ALWAYS have a coach

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jim Bouchard “THE SENSEI LEADER is not just another leadership development program. It is a movement.”Our programs support this movement and help us fulfill our vision and mission…                                                                     To achieve this, leaders today need:Emotional intelligence.Strong interpersonal skills.Awareness––both external and self-awareness.Your most important job as a leader is to bring out the best in others and get everyone pulling in the same direction. To inspire, empower and guide your people and your organization to their very best.Looking at the IOC studies again, the benefits of coaching to you as an individual leader include:Establish and take action towards achieving goalsBecome more self-reliantGain more job and life satisfactionContribute more effectively to the team and the organizationTake greater responsibility and accountability for actions and commitmentsWork more easily and productively with others (boss, direct reports, peers)Communicate more effectively And for your organization as a whole:Empowers individuals and encourages them to take responsibilityIncreases employee and staff engagementImproves individual performanceHelps identify and develop high potential employeesHelps identify both organizational and individual strengths and development opportunitiesHelps to motivate and empower individuals to excelDemonstrates organizational commitment to human resource developmentIt can be lonely at the top, or on your way to the top! But it doesn’t have to be.Working with a coach improves your own performance and your ability to improve the performance of the people you serve.It might just be the best investment you’ll ever make. They know their leaders care.Their work has meaning.They have the chance to learn, grow and develop.center_img Before I dive into the details, here are the two most compelling reasons the best leaders work with a coach:It can be lonely at the top.The best are always trying to get better.It can be lonely at the top––but it shouldn’t be. It’s important not to let yourself get isolated, and an impartial perspective can shed a lot of light in what might normally be dark places.The reasoning behind that cliché is that leaders are sometimes isolated from meaningful feedback. Reports often stay quiet on important issues so they won’t ruffle feathers or because they’re afraid of reprisal. Peers sometimes just don’t want to hurt feelings.The problem is, you can’t fix it if you don’t know it’s broken.It’s not just the bad things either. Too often we don’t see our own strengths––especially as we move up the ladder. It’s our job to encourage others and recognize their good work, but the higher you go the fewer people there are to encourage you!Which leads to the second point…The best leaders and the best organizations have one thing in common––and only one:They are ALWAYS trying to get better.The most fundamental secret to continued success is this:“Perfection is not a destination. It’s a never-ending process.”Believe me, in my work as a leadership activist, plenty of people tell me how great they are. The best always tell me what they’re trying to do better.That’s why you’ll never see an elite athlete working without a coach. Tiger Woods, Serena Williams, Tom Brady, Simone Biles––all considered the GOATS in their sports.None are satisfied with the status quo.All embrace perfection as a never-ending process.All continue to seek out the best coaching.A good coach brings a fresh perspective––to your work––and your life. This is an outside perspective––a 30,000 foot view if you will. A good coach will highlight your strengths and identify your weaknesses. The best coach will give you a true, clear and unfiltered look in the mirror––without prejudice and with no other agenda than to help you perform at your best.And then you get to work.The Institute of Coaching published some remarkable data on the positive impact of working with a coach:“…over 70% benefit from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills. 86% of companies report that they recouped their investment on coaching and more (source: ICF 2009).”  (Read their complete report here.)The research is clear. People perform at their best when, and only when: Vision: To promote … Web: TheSenseiLeader.com Detailslast_img read more

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Senator Bill Nelson targets Caribbean American voters

first_imgCampaigning against the challenge of Governor Rick Scott to be reelected to the US Senate, Democrat Senator Bill Nelson was in South Florida this weekend, and will be in the Panhandle, Central Florida and Rural counties for the rest of his current unusually brief (1.5 weeks) recess from the US Senate. He is scheduled to attend about 15-20 events during this week. Below is an update from the last couple of days. Sunday, August 6th, Senator Nelson met with Caribbean-American elected officials and community leaders from Broward county. The meeting was attended by over twenty-five (25) officials and community leaders. Senator Nelson also visited a local Caribbean owned barbershop, speaking to the business owner and clients. To support Nelson’s small business initiative, the luncheon meeting was held at Lakes Ballroom & Restaurant, a Caribbean restaurant owned by Haitian-American entrepreneurs.That evening, he had three additional meetings pertaining to support from the Caribbean American community. The senator plans to host similar meetings in Miami, West Palm Beach and Central Florida. On Monday, Senator Nelson spoke at two churches in Broward county (The Faith Center and Piney Grove Church in Lauderdale Lakes). Caribbean American endorsements The Nelson reelection campaign has received eighteen (18) endorsements from Caribbean elected officials and community leaders, showing full support to help the campaign galvanize, engage and educate Caribbean-Americans to go out and vote for Senator Nelson on November 6thThe Caribbean American Democratic Caucus of Fl held a 24-hour mobilization call to organize, engage and galvanize Caribbean Americans to vote!Future campaign plans related to the Caribbean American community includes:Α “Graceful Gathering” event with Grace Nelson, wife of the senator,  on August 21st with the Haitian American Democratic Club of Lee County (Fort Myers), Democratic Women’s Club of the Lee County and the Democratic Club of the Islands.A “Tea with Grace Nelson” event on September 8th with Women in Business from the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce in Tampa.last_img read more

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