Difference Between Leadership And Coaching

1666 Words Jul 19th, 2016 7 Pages
1. Motivating people to achieve what they wouldn’t do naturally. That’s how I view leadership on a very broad level. This view is based on a quote from a book I read a long time ago on coaching – but I don’t remember the name. In my experience, there are significant similarities between leadership and coaching. To name a few, both involve motivation, maximization of individual effort as a team, achieving a shared vision, and crossing the finish line together.

2. More specifically, my philosophy also includes a few hallmark cornerstones that comprise my leadership foundation. They are as follows:

• Take care of your people. It seems obvious but unfortunately, it doesn’t work out that way in real life. Leadership is not about the leader, it’s about the people you lead. After all, if there aren’t any followers, if there isn’t a leader. We’ve all heard the phrase “servant leadership”. That’s probably a good descriptor. I’ve found that when we put our people first, the work gets done.

• Be humble. My INTJ style, as deciphered in class, lends itself well to this. As an introvert, being humble comes naturally. It’s not something I’m bragging about. Rather, it is just that way I’m wired – but I find it works. Besides, any accomplishment that I’m recognized for is typically based on the backs of my crew. (Last week reflecting on the LPI-360 session, I came to a conclusion that I wanted to articulate. I’m not sure where to insert it in this paper but it’s related to…
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