The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Walter G. Bennis.
All too often the standard for getting promoted in corporate America is being good at what you do, as opposed to having the requisite skills for leading others in doing what you do. And the skills and self awareness required to lead do not typically come naturally yet must be more and more refined as one climbs up the management ranks.
Cornell Global’s coaching practice is founded on the belief that leaders are made, rarely born. Coaching is about maximizing performance. Athletes, actors, musicians and yes even executives—are hard pressed to be successful without the services of a coach to guide them to the next level! A coach keeps their players or students focused, motivated, well conditioned and on track to elicit peak performance. And all great athletes and artists spend many hours each day practicing skills and improving their performance under the guidance of an experienced coach or personal trainer. They listen, they study, view videotapes always with the end goal to refine their performance and technique, in order to gain a competitive advantage.
Thus finding a talented and insightful coach can prove critical in both one’s personal and professional development. Cornell Global’s coaching focuses on support and guidance rather than on character makeover. It’s about providing a thought partner and confidant with whom one can work through in greater depth and focus the complex business and people issues they face. It’s also about gaining insight about what impediments might be veiled internally that ultimately could railroad one’s career.
Our typical client is often a “C” level executive or one with the career path to become one, but of late it is not uncommon for us to Mentor the entrepreneur who needs help in turning an idea into a business. So reach out to us and we will develop a comprehensive and tailored program that fits in with even the most demanding of schedules.