Why a Coaching Approach?

Claire-PedrickI recently had a great conversation with Master Coach Claire Pedrick.  We discussed the question, “Why a coaching approach?”  I am glad that we recorded our conversation so that you can hear what we discussed.

One of key reasons for a coaching approach is that too many leaders are doing others people’s work. The result is an ineffective leader and an underdeveloped-underutilized team!

The Leader-as-Coach places the work squarely on the responsible team member. And, using Claire’s tandem bike model, the leader’s work is defined as:

  • Helping the work get started.
  • Adding resources and energy when encountering the “ups and downs”.

The rest of the time the leader’s role is to tuck in and stay out of the way.

That’s a quick snapshot. See below for the full conversation:

All the best to you,

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