Leadership Coaching Tip

Russ Volckmann

When coaching executives, look for openings to explore the relationship between interior-individual lines of development (intellectual, emotional, etc.) and organizational systems (vision and strategy, communications, etc.) An example of such an exploration would follow from the question, “What’s the link between your energy (belief, focus, etc.) and current organizational strategy?” Another might be, “What organizational systems are important for you to be effective in pursuing that strategy (solving that problem, etc.)?” Such questions can help generate insights and uncover blind spots that can significantly shift energy and flow for the executive.