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Worldwide, organizations invest heavily on their employees to enhance their capabilities and manage growth and build competitive advantage. Through a comprehensive approach, Corporate Coaching shows how organizations can use coaching as a development tool to improve the effectiveness of employees at all levels of management. This book focuses on how to improve individual and organizational performance using coaching, develop the leadership pipeline and evolve a coaching culture.
The book is a ‘How To’ guide for corporate coaching, written primarily for human resource and learning and development professionals. It will help readers understand the nuances of corporate coaching and make better decisions in introducing coaching as an intervention for organization development. Sponsors or decision makers of coaching intervention can use the methods given in this book for ...
Chapter 5: Developing Leadership Competencies Through Leadership Coaching
Developing Leadership Competencies Through Leadership Coaching
What Is Leadership?
While there are many definitions of leadership in the literature, the most common theme is that the role of leader is to propel others toward the achievement of defined organizational goals. Hence, the effective leader should be able to balance concern for task with the concern for people. Leadership is an influencing process. Anytime you (leaders) are trying to influence the behavior of someone toward some goal, you are engaging in leadership (Blanchard, 2005). Leadership is also a relationship between those who aspire to lead and those who chose to follow (Kouzes, 2005). Leaders should have authenticity, i.e., displaying authentic behavior, “Walk the talk.” Leaders should ask themselves—Who am I? What is ...