Diane Coutu and Carol Kauffman’s article “What Can Coaches do for You?” discusses how leaders today are increasingly turning to executive coaches for several reasons: To develop high potentials or facilitate transition, to act as a sounding board, or to address derailing behaviors. The authors discuss the ingredients of a successful coaching relationship: client motivation, chemistry between coach and client, and a strong commitment form upper management to the process. The authors discuss these and other important issues when choosing a coach. Worth the read.
There’s a lot more in this January 2009 issue. I just wanted to whet your appetite. I’m recommending it to each of my clients ASAP.