Is Every Situation a Coaching Opportunity?
Is every situation a coaching opportunity? Have you ever attempted to coach a manager only to find that it was a total flop? Did your reputation take a blow? Did management feel that you were usurping their authority? Avoid these pitfalls.
What is the best way to work hand-in-hand with management while each keeps to their own responsibilities? It is not seldom that a manager feels threatened by having an external coach interfere with their direct reports’ developmental needs.
How can internal and external coaches and managers work together towards a common goal? To find a possible answer, let’s review a typical coaching situation in an organization and determine whether it is a coaching opportunity.