Professional athletes know that no matter how well things are going, change happens, and they will need help getting back on track. That’s why Tiger Woods, Hank Aaron, and Peyton Manning had coaches. If you’re a leader, you need one too. In this post, OMNI Senior Consultant Roger Dusing, PhD, explains how an executive coach can strengthen you as a leader. (Image from Shutterstock)
Wondering if you need an executive coach? Let’s think about it this way:
If so, you’re probably in pretty good shape and working with you would be a waste of a coach’s time.
Okay, pardon my sarcasm. The short answer is yes, you need a coach. Name one professional athlete who is at the top of their game and is not working with a coach. You can’t because they get it. No matter how well that athlete is performing, they know they can be better. They also know that no matter how well it’s going now, things will change, and they’ll need help getting back on track. If Tiger Woods, Hank Aaron, and Peyton Manning had coaches, you need one too.
An executive coach can help you:
No matter how well your organization is running, or how great a leader your team thinks you are, you can benefit from working with an executive coach. Find someone you can trust and talk with them on a regular basis. And don’t forget to listen to what they have to say. Contact me to learn more about how an executive coach can strengthen you as a leader.
Roger Dusing, PhD, is a Senior Consultant and the Higher Education Practice Leader at OMNI. He previously served as Chief Human Resource Officer at Park University for eleven years. With over 40 years of HR experience, including 30 years in C-suite level roles, he looks forward to reflecting his passion for higher education in his work to bring affordable, high-quality HR services to small- to medium-sized colleges and universities.
Roger holds a PhD in Business Management, with a concentration in Human Resources from Northcentral University, a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Bradley University. He also authored the book “I’m Fired?!? A Business Fable About the Challenges of Losing One Job and Finding Another.”