The role of coaching is truly a unique role to an organization leaders and its success. Specifically, executive coaching benefits leaders from personal skill development to working with leaders that they transform organizational situations into learning challenges to impact the business.
For example, Lyons express that “coaching offers a structured dialogue of emerging purpose, directed toward success. Mary Beth O’Neil stresses, “the essence of coaching is helping leaders get unstuck from their dilemmas and assisting them in transferring their learning into results for the organization.” Furthermore, Gauthier and Gilbert add, they assist the leader to understand the problem and how the problem and the solution will impact their organization. Thus, they are coached to develop the capacity to move toward a solution and the capability to encourage others to do the same. In essence, the leaders become coaches to other leaders and the organization can only grow from the leadership and the coaching.
Goldsmith, M. and L. Lyons, 2006, 2nd ed. Coaching for Leadership. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer.
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