04.2013 - Guidelines for Effective Coaching
A High Impact Approach to Leadership Development
Executive coaching provides leaders with the opportunity for laser-focused support and guidance. It stresses a peson's strengths, identifies unique opportunities for growth and then focuses on making strategic behavioral changes.
The old-school methods of assembling groups of people and having them "digest" the content can be a great solution when the needed changes don't involve significant mindset changes. When complex issues are at stake, coaching provides the process, guidance and reinforcement necessary to create growth.
Important Factors that Contribute to Success
- Have a sincere desire to improve, in other words, they are "coach-able." Good coaching candidates strive to stay open and not defensive to new ways of looking at their world.
- Have the functional skills necessary to get the job done already and are valuable contributors to the organization functionally.
- Are viewed as high potential future leaders and/or strong contributors by senior leaders and their peers
- Have the ethics and integrity to be organizational role models.