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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.

Contextual Coaching Commandment: Co-create the Engagement: The Micro Perspective
Contextual coaching commandment: Co-create the engagement: The micro perspective

In Commandment 5, the discussion continued from Commandment 3 about keeping the voice of the organization alive, present and participating in executive coaching engagements through the formation of a coaching (or stakeholder) coalition, as described further in Commandment 4. The coaching coalition's primary function is to ensure that the interests of the organization are at least equally represented, protected and even promoted throughout coaching engagements alongside the interests of the emerging or established leader being coached. In Commandment 6, the emphasis shifts from the overall, organizationally focused macro coaching engagement to the individual focus in micro coaching sessions.

A holistic coaching engagement paid for by a business or ...

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