Research & Case Studies
Teaching Leaders to Coach Teams
By Paul Lawrence
Many senior team leaders … want their team members to take more responsibility,
but don’t fully realize that this first requires a major shift in their own style of leadership – Peter Hawkins
Coaching is increasingly recognized as a fundamental leadership skill, required across the board if organizations are to succeed in getting the most from their people, in encouraging people to collaborate effectively, and in creating the kind of environment needed to foster innovation and extraordinary performance. More and more organizations are teaching their leaders how to coach, but the focus tends to be on coaching individuals. What about training leaders to coach their teams?