Coaching Leaders

Goldsmith, Marshall
January 2005
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Jan2005, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p7
The article focuses on leadership coaching. The article suggests that it is necessary to involve the leaders being coached in determining the desired behavior in their leadership roles. Leaders can't be expected to change behavior if they don't have a clear understanding of what desired behavior looks like. People being coached also need to be clear on key stakeholders. People deny the validity of feedback for two major reasons namely wrong items or wrong raters. The person being reviewed should talk with each key stakeholder and collect additional "feedforward" suggestions on how to improve on the key areas targeted for improvement.


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