We had an executive coaching conversation with a client recently. The leader in the conversation was a highly successful 30-something that grew his Inc 500 organization from scratch, but was now in position to realize that his leadership beliefs were limiting growth. He realized the following two business aspects were present now that he achieved lift-off for his organization:
- PLATEAU – The organization wasn’t a startup anymore. He had successfully grown from thought/ideation, creation, implementation, launch pad to lift off, but now the organization had achieved a plateau.
- POTENTIAL – The organization (or a leader therein) had achieved growth, but he realized that they’d only achieved Point A results (When Point B is where they should be).
We asked several questions to him, with the majority revolving around “How will you push through that plateau and/or achieve full potential?” That’s why we created Tip of the Spear’s Centered Executive Coaching programs for leaders just like him to solve exactly those challenges.
In our experience as Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaches we’ve seen leaders behave in dramatically different ways, and several facets of leadership belief modification that have made Centered Executive Coaching so impactful for leaders and their organizations.
It’s a paradox for most leaders… What made them successful might be limiting them from achieving their full future potential. As Marshall Goldsmith said, “What got you here won’t get you there!” At the heart of this is a “core” leadership belief system which accounts for much of their success:
- I am successful
- I choose to succeed
- I will succeed
At risk is something akin to implementing a change initiative… You might get worse before you get better! Most leaders are not willing to risk getting worse, and therefore continue to go to the well they know.
What’s the Point? The next time you’re not pushing through those plateaus, or achieving full potential your beliefs just might be limiting your success. How you modify those beliefs will spell the difference between future success and failure.
If you’d like to learn more about our Centered Executive Coaching programs, and how they can help you/your organization achieve results in less time contact us.