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Are you concerned about the way a boss behaves in the workplace? Have you received complaints from employees, peers or superiors? Unfortunately, many struggling bosses do not seek the help they need. It’s hard to face shortcomings even for the best of us. But the smartest leaders use executive coaching to resolve bad boss behaviors.
Some leaders are misaligned with their organization’s objectives. They would be well served with a career transition. Many are working hard to balance remote, hybrid, and full-time office workplace demands. Managing employee work-life conflict is tough. Childcare, remote schooling and caring for elderly parents is an ongoing challenge. And now, high inflation as well as critical diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
Trial and error can be nerve wracking for leaders. They need to exercise flexibility and first-rate interpersonal skills. During this great resignation, leaders are experiencing tremendous stress. Some are even struggling with burnout. Employees have expressed their need for recognition, feeling valued, and finding meaningful work. They are dealing with post-pandemic fatigue.
Optimal Thinking coaches do not label a struggling leader as a bad boss. We uncover damaging behaviors based on poor decisions. We then incorporate the Optimal Thinking paradigm:
Optimal Thinking Executive Coaching helps underperforming bosses conquer bad boss behaviors. We provide these leaders with best practices and solutions to optimize performance. We’ve helped transform thousands of underperforming bosses into superior leaders.
According to Headspace Health’s 2022 Workforce Attitudes Toward Mental Health Report, 25% of employees label “poor leadership” as a top workplace stressor. Do you know a leader who demonstrates any of the following behaviors?
Many leaders believe that hiring the best talent is almost all that is required for success. But, 85 years of research by Frank Schmidt and John Hunter on employee selection methods revealed otherwise. Apparently, the top 15 percent of professionals and managers produce almost 50 percent more output than their average peers.
Constructive connections among people are critical to achieve performance and humane behavior. The best bosses commit to their own leader development. They understand that a best place to work is an environment where their people can be their best. They provide an environment of psychological safety. Employees can perform at their highest levels without fear of ridicule or punishment.
When employees bring their best to work, their bosses experience the greatest productivity and recognition.
“The best athletes have coaches… so do the best executives!!”
Gretchen Gavett, senior editor, Harvard Business Review
During Optimal Thinking Executive Coaching, we listen carefully to negative feedback. We seek to understand where it is coming from. We view the information as an optimization opportunity. Acknowledging underlying fears reduces defensiveness, and enables feedback to best support behavior change. Together, we explore the best options and implementation of the best solutions.
Even the worst bosses can place their best selves in charge. They can minimize destructive behaviors with consistent Optimal Thinking. They can learn how to accept what is out of their control and maximize what is within their control. They can bring out the best from others.
The best leaders discover what their people value most. They uncover the beliefs and causes their people are most committed to. They seek to understand their needs and desires as well as their innate limitations.
First-rate leaders support their people in taking the best actions to achieve the most important goals. These leaders recognize and applaud achievements with:
Optimal Thinking leaders:
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