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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: Establish and Maintain a Coaching Culture for a Well-coached Company
Contextual coaching commandment: Establish and maintain a coaching culture for a well-coached company

A coaching culture in an organization means a well-coached company. A well-coached company means that coaching is for everyone and everyone is for coaching. Enterprise-wide support for coaching means coaching in the organization is enterprise-wise.

A coaching culture is formed when an organization offers multiple types of coaching (internal, external, team and group) and fosters the expectation that all emerging and established leaders will coach their employees. A coaching culture means adopting and articulating curiosity, inquiry and thinking partnerships as the shared values, beliefs and expectations enterprise-wide and then consistently practising them globally. A coaching culture asks for ideas and ...

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