If Skills & Talents Are Not Producing Positive Results, Then Use The Power of Business Coaching

Glenn Ebersole

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Does your company or organization have great skilled and talented people, but lack the achievement of desired positive results? Do you have a feeling that you could be more efficient, productive, successful and passionate about your work? Have you wanted to change direction, but simply had no idea where to start or how to do it? If you answered YES to any of these questions, there is good news for you. The answer is the power of coaching.

The power of coaching appears to be getting stronger and stronger as more and more people engage the services of a coach. Everyone can benefit from having someone assist, guide and support them in achieving their goals and dreams. A coach inspires you to achieve higher levels of success. You benefit from having an individual working as your coach committed to your definition of success and who will guide and support you to reach your potential.

Here is something I would suggest you do to get a perspective on what is going on in the workplace today. Please make an observation the next time you go into your workplace the first thing in the morning. Look around. Who is beginning their workday filled with excitement and is eager to start their workday? My belief is that you will not have difficulty in counting them. And why do I say that? I say that based upon my personal and professional experiences and Gallup polls that indicates up to 71% of all employees are disengaged from their work and that they are “not there” and is just walking around without any energy to do work.

Coaching is about helping people realize their potential. And coaching is about developing good people into top performers. Successful businesses and organizations succeed because they have top talent who are responsible and willing to be held accountable for their personal performance.

In preparing to write this article I looked for some quotes on the power of coaching and found several. I want to share five (5) of my favorites that I believe really illustrate the power of coaching.

"I never cease to be amazed at the power of the coaching process to draw out the skills or talent that was previously hidden within an individual, and which invariably finds a way to solve a problem previously thought unsolvable. " John Russell, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson Europe Ltd.

“I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities. ” Bob Nardelli, CEO, Home Depot

“We’ve done lots of research over the past three years, and we’ve found that leaders who have the best coaching skills have better business results. ” Tanya Clemens, V. P. of Global Executive & Organizational Development at IBM, Time, 9/25/00

“Corporations believe that coaching helps keep employees and that the dollar investment in it is far less than the cost of replacing an employee. ” David A. Thomas, Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, Time, 9/25/00

"If ever stressed-out corporate America could use a little couch-time, it's now. Trust in big companies is at an all-time low. Baby-boomers have been burned; Gen Xers aren't expecting the corporation to take care of them. Under the circumstances, employees are much likelier to go outside and get independent advice to help them be better managers. " Karen Cates, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management

I believe these quotes capture the essence of what I wanted to convey to the reader with regards to the awesome power of coaching. By the simple act of hiring a coach, people will move from something they “want” to something they “commit” to achieve! The dynamics of coaching is very powerful and people that work with coaches take themselves more seriously and are supported in focusing on their commitment. Professional athletes are very clear why they have coaches. And so are professional actors, actresses and singers. Coaches make sure the people they are working with are at the top of their game and are producing positive results. So if you got skills and talents without positive results, get the power of coaching.

If you would like to learn more about the awesome power of coaching and the benefits it can bring to you, your employees and your business, please contact Glenn Ebersole today through his website at www.businesscoach4u.com or by email at jgecoach@aol.com

Glenn Ebersole, Jr. is a multi-faceted professional, who is recognized as a visionary, guide and facilitator in the fields of business coaching, marketing, public relations, management, strategic planning and engineering. Glenn is the Founder and Chief Executive of two Lancaster, PA based consulting practices: The Renaissance Group, a creative marketing, public relations, strategic planning and business development consulting firm and J. G. Ebersole Associates, an independent professional engineering, marketing, and management consulting firm. He is a Certified Facilitator and serves as a business coach and a strategic planning facilitator and consultant to a diverse list of clients. Glenn is also the author of a monthly newsletter, “Glenn’s Guiding Lines – Thoughts From Your Strategic Thinking Business Coach” and has published more than 250 articles on business.

To find out more about the benefits & rewards of effectively working with a strategic thinking business coach, please contact Glenn Ebersole through his web site at http://www.businesscoach4u.com or jgecoach@aol.com


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