Coaching leaders get more than success – they get to be significant

In my research for my upcoming book, End the Leadership Madness – The “Coach Approach” to Extraordinary Business Results,I am studying many of the greatest coaches from a variety of fields of endeavor (sports, performing arts, etc). One of them is Lou Holtz, the famous Notre Dame Football Coach. I thought he did a wonderful job of answering the “why coaching?” question.

He writes “Coaching gives one a chance to be successful as well as significant. The difference between those two is that when you die, your success comes to an end. When you are significant, you continue to help others be successful long after you are gone. Significance lasts many lifetimes. That is why people teach, people lead, and why people coach. As I leave the field of play, I enjoy the feeling of being a winning coach. But more important, I hope that I have been a person of significance in the lives of these young men”.

In my work as a CEO Coach and Family Business CoachI have found that Coaching creates a stronger and deeper connection to people and their willingness to work hard and stretch for extraordinary levels of business results. But as Coach Holtz says, even more important is that I believe the impact you have as a coaching leader runs deeper and wider into how people live their lives, and in turn impact others.

Our PACE Coaching System was designed as a result of CEOs asking for a simple and effective way to coach their staff. It is an integral part of all of our business coaching engagements. Whether or not you use PACE, learn how to coach, and become significant!

  • Posted by Coach Pete
  • Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
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