Unless you’ve been living under a rock since the 90’s, you’ve noticed enormous changes in what we want out of our careers, as well as what we’re looking for in our leaders.
As with most things, there’s good news and bad news associated with these changes.
For example, the rise in the remote workplace means more people can work whenever and wherever they want.
The bad news is that since very few people were trained in the so-called “soft skills” that are needed to succeed in the new creative and dynamic workplace, many people are feeling confused and overwhelmed with all these changes.
The truth is, I hate the term “soft skills” because it undervalues the importance of habits like effective communication, productivity, focus, teamwork, adaptability, creativity, goal-setting and interpersonal skills.
In fact, leaders and executives are affected by these changes more than anyone else. That’s because as a leader, you are expected to have work-life balance, communicate effectively, set goals, be productive, and do it all with a smile on your face.
That’s why so many leaders and executives are hiring an Executive Coach to help them master the new soft skills revolution.
With the support of an accomplished Executive Coach, leaders have the opportunity to set and achieve goals, improve focus, and communicate effectively, which will dramatically increase productivity, lower stress, and lead to a more positive workplace environment.
What Happens When Leaders Don’t Adapt to The New Soft Skills Revolution
Studies show that nearly one out of three employees doesn’t trust their manager. Lack of trust leads to a disengaged workforce, which leads to problems with self-esteem, lack of initiative, and ultimately hurts the organization’s bottom line.
Another disturbing workplace trend is burnout, which was finally classified by the World Health Organization as an actual medical diagnosis.
The WHO defines burnout as “a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.”
Worse yet, burnout increases employee absences (stress and burnout drive nearly 60% of absences), resignations, and costs businesses between $150 to $350 BILLION annually.
When leaders and executives don’t adapt to the new soft skills revolution, productivity suffers, progress stagnates, and stress goes through the roof.
To truly thrive today, leaders and executives have to be willing to embrace the new soft stills revolution.
That’s another reason why an Executive Coach can help leaders to stop trying to “lead through intimidation” and start creating meaningful connections across teams, which will in turn create a more positive and productive work environment, reduce burnout and increase profits.
Why Leaders Need An Executive Coach to Help Them Master The New Soft Skills Revolution
An accomplished Executive Coach can help leaders understand and master the specific needs of a soft-skill-centered workplace.
Executives need a trusted business partner who they know can help them to master the crucial soft skills such as communication, teamwork, focus, and productivity.
Leaders are looking for an Executive Coach who takes success and
results as seriously as they do. That’s why it’s critical to find the right Executive
Coach who can walk you through proven systems that have transformed the lives (and performance outcomes) of
many leaders before you.
You want to feel safe and comfortable enough with your Executive Coach so you can let your guard down and discover a new perspective on creativity, teamwork and productivity.
With the growing demand for improved human connection, meaning, and responsibility for the well-being of others, the right Executive Coach can help leaders and executives to bring out the best in themselves and their team members, and ultimately, master the new soft skills revolution for higher profits, lower costs, and lower turnover.
The most successful organizations understand that we’re in a new era of leadership. Yet even though many companies see this change, they don’t know how to change.
Taking advantage of the new soft skills revolution requires that a leader be humble, yet decisive. Proactive, yet discerning. Focused, yet inclusive. (Yes, having a sense of humor helps, too.)
That’s why having an established, supportive guide to walk you
through the process is the fastest and surest path to success.
Do you want to see your workplace transform into a more creative, productive environment? Would you like to have a greater positive impact in the world?
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If so, get your questions answered by connecting with us! We’re here to answer all of your questions, big or small. And we look forward to helping you take advantage of the new soft skills revolution.