Cayetano José Tahoces is SSGG HR Director and Registrar of the College and speak to Execoach leadership and the essential characteristics of a good leader.
Execoach:How would you define what it means “be a good leader”?
Cayetano: In my opinion and although it could define several types of leadership I would say that a good leader is a person to which a group is recognized as him and his boss, representative and counselor. A good leader is one who gets someone to do what you want done because he wants to.
And: How do you get people on your team do you understand that what is best in each case?
C: Share with them my thoughts and opinions, theirs listening and trying reach agreements that fit the interests of the company and employees, not always a simple matter, but in the end you always make decisions. Ultimately, practicing active listening and respecting all opinions of others.
And: In your experience Can a coach act as a leader within your organization?
C: Why not? Can and should. Consider that the English word comes from the verb coaching “to coach” that means training, namely, direct, instructing and training a person or group of them, looking for a target or goal to develop specific skills of those same people or group. El coachee (who receives coaching), often have more and better information to resolve the situations faced, so we must make it easier for you to learn about himself and this enhances and enriches the organization. As Lao Tse said (Chinese Old Master), “understand others is knowledge but understand oneself is to be enlightened”
And: What skills need to be developed to be a leader of his team coach?
C: In my opinion should have the ability to learn active listening and watching through the positioning of new points of view paradigms, beliefs and behaviors practiced, to choose between alternatives that support new build the results you want. You must know how to take cconciencia basically about his power of choice, determining the objectives and be able to act, then to measure and check whether it toward or away from the targets allowing you to take corrective action where appropriate, which will lead to committed action aligned with the action plan motivating as possible.
And: Can you tell us some of your experiences leading people?
C: At another company as HR Director I found a partner who was very discouraged and consequently its contribution was virtually nil and happiness. We convinced them to try to apply these techniques coaching for a while and the result was magnificent. It was very rewarding.
And: What does a leader-coach your team?
C: I think mostly dialogue, understanding and respect and from there opens a sea of possibilities for development. And in modern times this is critical.
And: In your opinion, what are the benefits of lead from the coaching?
C: It is extremely gratifying to see how to achieve self-proposed goals. The coach is not teaching if not the coachee learn self, so it is a very powerful tool, this is to help himself open windows before or did not know or consider closed, causing the coachee very pleased when this occurs. As the deci Ortega times “what happens to us is that we know what happens to us”.
And: HIGHLIGHT? Any new initiative undertaken by the Association of Registrars to promote the benefits of leadership through coaching?
C: We have recently begun a lifelong learning that will last until the summer where we talked among other things about coaching techniques for communication and so we have high hopes. We deal with it better manage emotions, better empathize with the team, promote internal communication, involve others in implementing actions, etc..
And: What would you like to add to end?
C: Just a thought that came to me during many years of my life and enthusiasm to lead today is much more productive to manage obedience.
And execoach to thank you for this opportunity to share my views with all his followers.