National Leadership Day: Reflecting on Our Untapped Potential To Lead

CoachHub · 16 February 2023 · 3 min read

What is National Leadership Day?

February 20 is National Leadership Day. It is an annual event that gives us the chance to reflect on the importance of capable leadership within society. It reminds us that we have the capability to lead in a variety of situations, and encourages us to take up leadership roles to bring about positive change.

National Leadership Day serves as an opportunity to celebrate our role models, reflect on our own untapped potential and determine how we can improve our leadership abilities.

The essence of being a leader is not about telling people what to do. It lies in one’s ability to listen to the people around them, motivate them, and change their perspectives.

It is important that each of us develop a willingness to lead when we can because it puts us in a better position to use our talents to improve our communities.

The role of leadership development at organizations

The success of an organization often depends on the abilities of its leaders. This means that for an organization to grow, it needs to have empathetic leaders who inspire their team members to activate their talents effectively.

The more that organizations invest in leadership development, the more it promotes personal growth, which then fuels organizational growth. Employees gain confidence to innovate, pursue goals, and take strategic risks.

This investment from organizations benefits society at large, as leaders become more active in nearly every sphere of life. Society needs more people who are unafraid to step up and lead.

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The importance of executive coaching

The mark of a strong leader is their level of commitment to both personal growth and professional development. Executive coaching balances the two. It lets an executive work hand-in-hand with a coach to improve their personal skills while simultaneously bringing more value to their organization.

Studies have shown that executive coaching helps improve self-efficacy and effectiveness. It helps leaders build trust in their intuition and abilities. It focuses on the self-discovery needed to become more confident in their knowledge and leverage their experience to make the tough decisions.

Executive coaching fosters the growth of leaders who can motivate their team members. Research has shown that coaching is instrumental in improving company wide performance and creating a better work culture. Executives who participate in coaching often inspire their employees to also pursue personal and professional growth opportunities.

How executive coaching can improve leadership skills

Oftentimes, employees are reluctant to provide feedback on an executive’s leadership style or abilities. Executive coaches help bridge that gap and provide unbiased feedback to improve leadership skills.

The good thing is that this feedback comes regularly and as often as you need it. You can get the feedback generally or on specific situations. This way, you can fine-tune your skills and adjust them according to the situation’s needs.

You can have an unabridged view of your overall leadership abilities, putting you in a better position to fix any areas that need to be worked on.

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How to get started with digital coaching

Although coaching may seem daunting at first, it is not as difficult as you may think. CoachHub has simplified the process of finding the right executive coach.

Our CoachHub Executive™ coach requirements include:

  • More than ten years of corporate leadership experience as a senior leader for a multinational company
  • A background in executive coaching with verified references from at least three executive clients from Fortune 1000 companies
  • Certification from a leading coaching association with a minimum of 500 training hours (typically over 1,500 hours)
  • Experience with recognized coaching assessments (e.g., Hogan HDS, EQi2.0)

National Leadership Day is a great time to reflect on your leadership abilities and determine what you will do to grow personally and professionally. Contact us to explore how you can begin your coaching journey.

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