Executive Performance

The Rushmore Judge Executive Coaching Program

The ultimate goal of executive coaching is transformation. It is to transform a skilled, dedicated, committed manager into an inspired, bold, visionary leader.

In the past, developing future executives was built into the duties and responsibilities of the leaders of the company. More layers, fewer direct reports--more face-time with superiors in general--made the development of a successor a natural part of everyday life at the office. With less movement of executives in and out of companies, a longer view of leadership succession was possible.

Today, that has all changed. There is not much opportunity for trial and error. It is expected that one can "hit the road running", know what to do, be an effective manager, leader, and coach. Furthermore, all this must be done in a complex environment with very little face-time with superiors (or peers) to help with learning and development. The picture can be pretty bleak when one realizes that control, authority, and power are not as easy to master as expected. It is humbling to learn how dependent one becomes on the goodwill of subordinates and suppliers.

The executive who adapts to his new duties in the old paradigm usually finds himself working harder, longer, and with more diligence. The new executive becomes overworked and frustrated, inching towards burnout. Executive Coaching is a way of bridging the gap between this kind of management and true leadership.RT