Setting a Good Example “Behavior” During your Leadership Training and Coaching
Here’s a simple leadership training and coaching behavior cycle that will give you a clear picture of good/effective and poor leadership behaviors. Once identified, you will have the tools you need to start setting a good example that reflects solid leadership in your coaching practice. In this training, we’ll also focus on the two important foundational traits that will lead to your leadership growth: Courage and Integrity.
Why do we need training on leadership?
We have all seen examples of poor leadership; it’s far more common than witnessing good/effective leadership. So let’s discuss this cycle of behavior and how it tends to show up in our lives or work place.
The poor Leadership cycle begins with condescending authoritarian leadership: This behavior tends to show up due to the power one is given such a position of authority, title, ect. Often times this type of leadership is due to immaturity, insecurity (something to prove) or jealousy. The behavior will be one of abusing power, displaying poor judgment, and conducting one’s self unethically. Low morale will be the outcome of this style of leadership. Members of the team observe, experience, and then “do unto others.” This leadership cycle then becomes the acceptable normal behavior pattern.
So what does good/effective leadership look like? “Respect and communication!” Respect for yourself, your teammates, your family, and your clients. Effective communication is the key to displaying this respect. It will show up in your words and deeds, especially as a leader trainer and coach.
Quality Leadership training and coaching is essential to your ability to impact people’s lives. Building good and effective behaviors take time and diligence. Start by seeking self improvement, get trained and learn the art of leadership. Set a good example for others to follow. Have a mentor and be a mentor. Promote professional/ethical behavior in your work place. Be a professional. Lastly, communicate, listen, understand and give respect.
Leadership Traits used while conducting authentic leadership training and coaching:
All good leaders demonstrate some level of courage and integrity. The truly effective leaders model these traits with enthusiasm. Within the heart of “courage” is a man or woman that exemplifies the mental quality that recognizes fear of danger or criticism, but is enabled to proceed in the face of it with calmness and firmness.
Integrity- The uprightness of character and soundness of moral principle, absolute truthfulness and honesty. When we set the example of being our word and demonstrate the highest level of integrity, we give permission to others to be their best.
That’s exactly how you make a difference with your leadership training and coaching. You begin by improving yourself. Then you inspire others by what you’ve done. With time, you’ll discover that all those around you–your colleagues, your friends and your family have grown along with you.
JTS Advisors Accountability Coach