thought that an able manager could benefit from coaching no
longer causes surprises.
and value of coaching lies in the fact that it is personal,
focusing on the challenges and demands that our jobs create
for each of us. Few other forms of development can provide
that degree of focus.
people do not easily change style, habits, or beliefs that
have grown over time and may well have helped them to where
they are today.
takes place over an extended period. It provides a framework
for analysis of style and behaviour, for planning of actions
directed at change, for the review of results and for further
actions in the light of these results.
change is often based upon increased awareness of self. of
what the key drivers of behaviour are and how personal change
can be effected. There is often a need to identify situations
which an individual has found difficult to handle.
concerns in coaching tend include:
people and teams
concerns about the individual's direction and future
is valuable at all levels when a manager needs a confidential
sounding board to deal with particular issues. For example:
a new leadership role
effective coach needs an understanding both of business and
of human behaviour and its development. Working closely with
the individual , solutions are often common sense and may
require only minor adjustments often finding the right lever
for the individual.