Feedback, embrace it!!

Feedback, embrace it!!

Each year a handful of very smart, senior executives, CEOs, Managing Directors, Leaders and high potential individuals chose to work with me 1 on 1. They are choosing to be vulnerable, they are choosing to really look at themselves like they never have done in the past and they are choosing to ‘improve’. Working with me on a 9 month executive leadership coaching program. Here is some feedback I received today from a CEO as we wrap up our 9 month program (but not our ongoing relationship!)

Look after yourself and each other, Nick

Nick Roud - Master Certified Executive Coach

Roud Career Coaching

Online CV Coaching, from Roud Career Coaching

Online CV Coaching, from Roud Career Coaching

Online CV Coaching sessions just for you 6:30pm till 8:00 pm (so you don’t even need to leave the comforts of your own home)

  • 9th October,

  • 6th November and

  • 4th December

Maximum of 5 individuals per session, so you get the most from our time together. Lets get your CV market ready and working for you. See you online!

Look after yourself and each other.

Nick

Master Certified Executive Coach

Roud Career Coaching

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You don’t need to be a rock star to lead but you do need to lead! Written by Nick Roud, Executive Coach. Roud Career Coaching

As a leader or manager you get to make decisions. Sometimes your decisions will impact many, they might change the course of history, they may be the smallest of changes that reap amazing results but in the wrong hands things may not move to a greater level.

The All Blacks have a successful way of working and it goes something like this…… “to leave the jersey better than when you got it”. How powerful is this simple message! I feel this can spill over to those who lead in the business world.

Leading people and organisations no matter the shape or size takes a great deal of hard work - many things you do will go noticed whilst a great deal doesn’t and its those things that don’t get noticed which hold the key to longevity and greater success.

In my coaching business I have noticed a few key ingredients that keeps showing up in successful leaders .

So, no matter your tenure as a leader it can be extremely beneficial to put down some simple processes that you can monitor yourself, and, from time to time, check in, and, if needs be course correct.

  • Doing the right thing no matter who is watching you.

    • Leaders who hold high integrity, constantly do the right thing by the organisation they represent. Owners/CEOs/Managing Directors with integrity will set the essence and tone for the entire leadership group that will flow thru the organisation. I love this saying ‘if you are not on the bus let me help you stay on it or help you get of the bus’.

    • The leader who has clear ethics and behaviours, who understands his/her strengths and areas to develop can turn a poor performing organisation to a strong performing one in a very short time frame.

  • Welcome/encourage open conversation from your people (no matter what role they play for you)

    • I have said many times in my blogs and on our podcasts that being a CEO/Business Owner is an extremely lonely place. The ‘buck” stops with you and sometimes you will need to make unpopular decisions. The key thing to try and remember is ensuring that you encourage your people to speak up and above all to speak freely.

    • A company that is full of ‘yes’ people may not last the true test of time.

    • Gain feedback and open communication, set time aside to ‘be’ with your people. Bring that knowledge and feedback into your thoughts don’t just put it in the top draw for another day.

    • Seek out the ‘quiet ones’ those that don’t often speak up in meetings. Its often the quiet ones who have the most helpful suggestions!

  • Create your own Board of Directors!

    • You may well have a board that you report to but here I am asking you to build up people outside the organisation. Lets call it your team of ‘trusted advisors’. Establish ground rules and explain why you seek their considered inputs.

    • Having a solid external ‘board of directors’ close to you who believe in you, your direction and your organisation goes a long way.

      • I like to have a team of subject matter ‘gurus’ in my corner, those individuals who are at the very top of his/her field.

      • It takes time to build your own Board but spend time surrounding yourself with non-emotional key individuals, then the world may not be as lonely as your thought.

  • Empathy

    • Thats right, you heard it, to be a truly great leader, the number 1 characteristic has got to be ‘empathy’. This has to come from the heart, I don’t believe you can fake this, its your blueprint and should run through your veins.

  • Turn your people into Leaders

    • The greatest gift a leader can look to do is to help those around them, and, by this I mean - help turn them into leaders. Spending time with your people, advocating for them, believing in them and supporting them will outlast the leader who barks the orders from his/her corner office.

    • Don’t be afraid to stand aside and allow others to flourish in the sunlight!

  • Make yourself ‘approachable’

    • How much time do you and your people spend with each other, each day, each week, each month, and, each year. Ask yourself - why! Why are my people here? Is it simply to collect a pay check at the end of the month or do they deeply believe in the why?

    • Not everyone is approachable, but, in putting the time and effort into this and working out firstly who ‘am I as a person, as a leader’ goes a long way.

    • Why do you spend time with certain people?

    • How have you gone about building that relationship with them?

    • How have you approached others and how did that make you feel.

    • Don’t just think about this put a conscious effort into actually ‘doing this;

As mentioned in my title today, you don’t need to be a rock star to lead but you do need to lead!

I hope this encourages you to keep pushing the boundaries and not allowing yourself to leave the jersey in a worse state then when you got it!

If you want to understand more about yourself as a leader

Look after yourself and each other

Nick (MCEC)

Master Certified Executive Coach

Roud Career Coaching

‘Unleash Your Most Authentic-Self’


Why Should Every Organisation Invest In The Intelligent Leadership (IL) Executive Coaching Process?

Our world is rushing to keep up with itself and not ever leader is ready!

The key to unlocking and unleashing greatness……which then flows thru your organisation, enables the creation of talent systems and a culture that ignites continued growth starts with the CEO and C-level executives understanding and embracing the fact that executive coaching is not soft! In fact the very tenets of coaching will ensure their own survival.

Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching is a 6-9 month process that will improve your leadership - over the course of this program we work with you to identify specific leadership thoughts, belief patterns, values, attitudes and behavioural tendencies. We develop your strengths and put time into maturing your gaps. You develop your very own core purpose and individual strategic leadership plan that will be vital to your ongoing success. With powerful tools, resources and face to face coaching, the question isn’t can you lead - its how will you lead yourself and others to even greater success!

Nick Roud - Coach

Roud Career Coaching.

Leadership Coaching “from the horses mouth”

How pure, how refreshing and how honest. I was asked to meet a seasoned CEO yesterday and a high performing CFO today here in New Zealand. The purpose, to discuss my Intelligent Leadership (IL) Executive Program.

During our meeting I asked a question......

“Why do you want to do a leadership program with me?”

and this was there responses which made a huge impact on me.

  • Seasoned CEO “because I know I am not quite the leader I want to be Nick”

  • High Performing CFO “because I want to invest in my own leadership development and grow myself as a leader”

How powerful is that.....To hear those genuine responses from 2 very senior execuives......why would I not want to partner with them and support them to be the very best.

Yet again it goes to show - truly exceptional leadership starts with you doesn’t it.

Look after yourself and each other,

Nick

Master Intelligent Leadership Certified Executive Coach

Roud Career Coaching

Nick Roud - Master Intelligent Leadership Certified Executive Coach

Nick Roud - Master Intelligent Leadership Certified Executive Coach


How Does being more self aware as a leader make others want to work with you? written by Nick Roud, Executive Coach

How Does being more self aware as a leader make others want to work with you? written by Nick Roud, Executive Coach

There is no “correct” leadership style, because every organisation is different and needs to be led differently. But anyone who wants to excel as a leader needs to know where they are strong and weak both in the inner-core as well as the outer-core. Being a leader right now and a leader into the future may well change but what I am 100% sure on is this. how can you possibly look to lead others if you do not know who you are?

Truly great leadership is in my view less a function of what your predominant trait is and much more a function of the overall maturity of your traits, all of which combine to determine your leadership presence and effectiveness.

In today’s 2500+ blog I share specific insights on a very deep level tool that I use when partnering senior executives, leaders, managers and high potential individuals. It is putting the “lead” back into leadership.

I really hope above all it gets you thinking about “yourself” and you take action.

Look after yourself and each other

Nick

Nick Roud - Executive Coach

Roud Career Coaching

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“unleash your most authentic-self”

Adding so much more to leaders, by Nick Roud. Master Certified Executive Coach.

Adding so much more to leaders, by Nick Roud. Master Certified Executive Coach.

In order to help senior executives get results and continue to grow themselves and the organisations they serve, this is a huge advantage I bring to you as your coach.

Look after yourself and each other

Nick,

Mast Intelligent Leadership Certified Executive Coach

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Career Trajectory, written by Nick Roud. Executive Coach at Roud Career Coaching

Career Trajectory, written by Nick Roud. Executive Coach at Roud Career Coaching

“life is not a rehearsal, enjoy it”quote given to me at the age of 9 by my dad…….

In todays blog we talk about building your “career trajectory plan” a tool that so many individuals are getting enormous success from. Whether you are a leader today, a leader of the future, just staring out in your professional career or looking to step out of the 9-5 this will help you. Look after yourself and each other. Nick

Nick Roud, Executive Coach

Roud Career Coaching

+6421375630

The power of coaching, with John Mattone on The Nick Roud Podcast

The power of coaching, with John Mattone on The Nick Roud Podcast

A conversation recorded early this year with John Mattone #1 executive coach in the world, former coach to Steve Jobs. Staying ahead as an organisation as a leader takes a number of things, coaching is one of those tools. We share our Intelligent Leadership Executive Program that helps leaders improve. Thanks for all the interest and kind words we received over the last few months - so powerful a conversation I wanted to share again. Look after yourself, Nick. Executive Coach