As a developmental methodology, coaching has emerged as a very effective set of skills and tools that is not “flavor of the month” and continues to have a positive impact on individuals and organizations. Why is that? The simple reason is that these skills are practical, relatively simple in understanding and, quite surprisingly, common sense. Unfortunately however they are not a natural default setting for most people. We prefer to speak rather than question or listen, we consider primarily our own perspective, and we typically think of ourselves before others. Whilst this is not all wrong, the reality is that we are missing a bigger opportunity. Most success and happiness comes through others – family, friends, employees, customers, etc. Coaching enables this.
So let’s look at a few specific areas where coaching can enable success and how displaying some of these skills and attributes can make this happen. Read more