Executive Coaching—5 Top Mistakes—A Coach’s Perspective

August 9, 2014 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

Consulting is a new idea in early childhood. Too often directors think it is on the level of training. Even training is often seen as just ticking off the requirement of Licensing, instead of the amazing tool it is for positive change. Consulting is even more so: a key to opening doors to treasures, often hidden to the directors. The most affluent owners, however, “get it.”

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Hammering A ScrewExecutive coaching has become a mainstream development tool for leaders in today’s organizations. The challenge with any tool is to use it properly. Used poorly, a tool can have unintentional effects, or fail to achieve the desired outcomes.

That was one of the key points that Patricia Overland, Executive Coaching Solutions Partner with The Ken Blanchard Companies made in a recent presentation on Coaching In Today’s Organizations—Best Practices and Common Mistakes. Drawing on her extensive experience helping to implement coaching in a wide variety of organizations, Overland shared the five mistakes she sees organizations making most often.

1. Failing to set the context.  

It’s important to be clear on communicating why individuals are being offered coaching.  Overland shared an experience of bringing coaching into an organization where it had been previously used to correct performance and was seen as a last ditch effort to “save” people before termination. The new…

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