The Leader as the Coach

What’s In It For The Leader To Become A Coach

  • Partnering and collaboration are more gratifying than directing and controlling
  • Shared responsibility means less that the leader has to shoulder alone
  • Coaching evokes much more of people’s creativity and talent for their benefit and the benefit of the organization
  • People are less dependent on the leader for direction which frees the leader up to expand external networks, study market trends, pursue new alliances and the like
  • The leader’s sphere of “influence” can be much broader when the leader doesn’t have to “micromanage” others
  • The leader has more time to develop new areas of expertise which can add value to the organization and further his or her own career
  • Breakthrough performance replaces incremental improvements, leading to new or sustained competitive advantage



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