Training your leaders to be coaches is a brilliant idea in theory: your employees will be better supported, and challenges and behaviours aired and addressed efficiently. In reality, this is seldom the case. Coaching is a valuable development tool, but if it isn’t carried out the right way by the right coach, it can do more harm than good. But, rather than throwing the proverbial ‘coaching training’ baby out with the bath water, I believe that there is a more realistic and effective way to introduce coaching into your organisation: give your leaders the tools to adopt a coaching style of leadership that they can use every day. And it isn’t complicated – it just requires clarity and creating the opportunity for practice.
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Date: 13 December 2017
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