Executive coaching is one of the most expensive investments organizations make in leadership development. Yet, conducting executive coaching engagements as individual, disconnected assignments with nothing to guarantee alignment, continuity, and cultural consistency is an expensive mistake at best. In Enterprise-wide Coaching, Dr John Hoover skillfully uses his decades of experience in consulting organizations and coaching individuals to suggest how and why coaching leaders should be aligned with organizational goals and must keep the voice and interests of the organization alive in all coaching engagements. The Ten Commandments will also help managers of coaching functions in organizations and the coaches they hire to design and structure organizational coaching engagements through an organization development lens. This will ensure that the coaches paid for by an organization for the purpose of developing, correcting, or enhancing management or leadership skills and behaviors in individuals and groups will work in tandem with the organization’s talent, leadership, and global business strategy, thereby producing maximum return on the coaching investment.
Chapter 3: Contextual Coaching Commandment: Keep the Voice of the Organization Present and Alive in all Coaching Engagements
Contextual Coaching Commandment: Keep the Voice of the Organization Present and Alive in all Coaching Engagements
If you work late at night when the office corridors are quiet, you might hear a faint voice. It is usually difficult to discern where exactly the voice is coming from or what it is saying. But it seems to be coming from the walls, maybe, the ceilings and the floors, too. The voice is so faint that it only makes you look up from your computer screen and dart your eyes to the right and then to the left when there is no other sound.
During business hours or when night custodial vacuums ...