I did not know the term “executive coaching” before, but there is a complete section of the educational and coaching marked dedicated to training executives. If you’re looking for interesting new material, definitely search for these terms. I did find a great article from Harvard Business Review on the dangers of executive coaching too, that I can recommend.

Today’s post doesn’t contain concrete advice, but I just wanted to publish a list of skills mentioned around executive coaching. This could be really useful if you’re mapping out interesting things to learn or giving people feedback (and you don’t even have to be an executive). They’re not ordered in any specific way. I know I’m using it to reflect and see in which areas I can improve.

  • Leading during times of change
  • Self-awareness
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Listening skills
  • Empathy
  • Influence
  • Strategy and strategic thinking
  • Communication skills
  • Decision skills
  • Motivation and engagement
  • Leading with vision and purpose
  • Building effective teams
  • Working with uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Mentoring, developing internal talent, succession
  • Delegation, empowerment
  • Time and energy management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Public speaking skills
  • Teamwork
  • Stress Management
  • Performance Management
  • Leadership and Motivation