Why Leaders Should Develop a Coaching Style

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Why Good Leaders Are Coaches, Not Heroes

I've discovered a major flaw in many leaders - myself included. I call it The Hero Complex, and it creates what Dr. Stephen Karpman calls The Drama Triangle.

I love to rescue people! It made me feel good to solve my team's problems, but after a while, it became exhausting. I'd become the "victim" myself, and they became the "persecutors."

I'd find myself saying, "Why don't they take responsibility and first try to tackle problems on their own? Why do they always come to me?" What I didn't realize was that I had trained them to do that!

Break Free. Adopt a Coaching Leadership Style.

I escaped the Drama Triangle by embracing the Empowerment Triangle, which encourages leaders to be coaches - not heroes. Coaches help people solve their own problems. By empowering my team to develop those problem solving skills, it took a lot of excess responsibility off of me.

Ask yourself three important questions:

  • Are you a rescuer?
  • What do you do to enable "victims"?
  • What's one new behavior that will help break the cycle?

Want to talk about ways to break out of the Drama Triangle and step into the Empowerment Triangle? Give me a call at 215-593-7235 or contact me online here.

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