"Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everyone can understand."
- Colin Powell
Quotations only resonate with you if you recognize their truth. Simplicity is the hallmark of a great leader but the talent to simplify requires tremendous skill. That skill comes from the creativity and resourcefulness inherent in the leader. The coach's skill lies in reminding the leader of what they already know but may have lost sight of in the turmoil of creating order out of chaos.
Leadership is not only about taking risks; it is about converging the various perceptions of risk in an organization and focusing the efforts of all parties on an identified goal. That takes talent, an intelligence that is inherent in anyone who takes on responsibility for executing an organization's strategy. Coaching in this arena is about helping the client tap into their existing resourcefulness and creativity.