2020 was an historic year — literally, a 100-year event. And, with the exception of anyone who celebrated their 100th birthday recently, no one has ever been through anything like this before. While we continue to deal with the immediate impact of the pandemic, what does 2021 look like for you? What do the next few years look like for you?
There are numerous lessons to be learned from 2020, along with the realization that many of the approaches, behaviors, and patterns of thinking we have been comfortable with will no longer work and must be reconsidered, adapted, and changed.
Will You Be Passive… Or an Active Player?
The first question — the most important question — is your own response. Will you passively allow yourself to go wherever events and the decisions of others take you, much like a leaf that falls in a river goes wherever the river takes it? Or will you seize this opportunity to survey the future, and reimagine yourself and your own path. Will you play a role assigned to you by others, or write your own script?
Winston Churchill once said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”
Churchill was a genius at seeing and pursing opportunity in tough situations — a pragmatic optimist who worked tirelessly to make things better by leveraging difficult moments. The disruption of the past year offers you an opportunity to question your assumptions, rethink your goals and your values, and reimagine and reinvent yourself.
There can be little doubt that 2020 will change you, and it will certainly change your business. Will you shape these changes, or will you simply let them happen?
As executive coaches, we know first-hand the transformative power of self-awareness, mindset, intentionally adapting behaviors, and managing and leading change.
We are convinced that the value of strategic thinking, communication skills, and high levels of emotional intelligence will become more important for executives and organizations in 2021 and beyond. Successful business leaders will need to more effectively and authentically motivate and inspire others, and reshape the culture of their organizations.
Executive Coaching Will Help You Shape Your Future
Working with an executive coach is a proven way to help transform your leadership skills, improve communication, and produce tangible shifts in your beliefs and behavior over time — using a customized approach that best suits your strengths, challenges, goals, and personal learning style.
In addition, executive coaching should benefit both you and your company. We work with our clients to deliver real results with concrete, measurable outcomes — for both the individual executive and the organization.
A thoughtful, mindful approach to your vision of your life and profession will help you adapt, get better, and succeed. Our clients consistently report significant increases in effectiveness and productivity, and awareness and perspective. They demonstrate improved listening and communication skills, build stronger relationships, possess greater confidence, and become more effective leaders.
Don’t Let This Crisis Go to Waste
Whether you work with an executive coach or not, take advantage of this unique moment in your life!
- Dedicate time to focus on what is truly important — what does success look like for you?
- Assess your strengths and set goals for improvement.
- Create an action plan.
- Take steps to develop new leadership and communication skills to manage and motivate your teams.
To learn more about how executive coaching can help you successfully shape and build your leadership and communication skills, contact Arden Coaching at [email protected] or 646.684.3777.