Is it Still Possible to “Coach Up” a Lack a Skills?

Let’s cut right to the chase.  If you are a manager in today’s business world, you may be managing in an environment of great strategic change that has up to five generations of employees, a global matrix where you have 10 direct reports half of which you will never meet face-to-face, and unrealistic business goals that you are supposed to achieve with 30% less resources then you had a year ago.

Most current leadership development initiatives suggest that the role of the modern leader is not “managing” employees, but rather “coaching” them through goal setting and performance dialogues that continue to enhance strong behaviors and overcome the weak ones.  By all definitions, a good coach is someone who can help others reach higher levels of effectiveness and business performance by engaging in dialogues that lead to awareness, actions, and results.

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