Developing Robust Coaching Practices as a Competitive Strategy

Coaching individual select employees may benefit the chosen few, but what about everyone else? It is strategically smarter to develop a coaching culture so that the entire organization benefits.
By Ingrid Johnson

What makes a high performing leader who can inspire employees, get results in half the time it takes others, and is often the first to deliver innovative solutions? Leadership training is important, but a high performing leader is someone who is able to coach others to deliver their best performance.

Though formally coaching an individual has historically been used as a process for correcting certain behaviors, it delivers limited results. A coaching culture is one in which leaders and their employees develop the skills that coaching is intended to develop – the ability to identify and analyze a problem or issue, develop solutions supported by action plans, and make effective decisions that support organizational goals and objectives. Pe...

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