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HC Online | 24 Jul 2013, 12:02 AM Agree 0
Despite perceptions that coaching only belongs in the sporting world, successful executives count coaching as one of the crucial tools in their professional development armoury.
  • Dr Tim Baker | 24 Jul 2013, 03:42 PM Agree 0
    I fully endorse this article. Executice coaching can be very powerful and its growth is indicative of that.

    It can be particularly good when used in conjunction with 360 degree feedback.
  • Gerrit Pelzer | 25 Jul 2013, 12:18 PM Agree 0
    I admit, being an executive coach myself I might be a bit biased...

    However, practicing what I preach by having a business coach for myself, I am sometimes surprised how powerful coaching sessions can be.

    Despite knowing all the coaching techniques, I may get stuck at times. It is amazing how coaching can help you get a different perspective on a situation, energize you, and move you towards productive actions.

  • Erica Collins | 25 Jul 2013, 12:35 PM Agree 0
    I have recently spoken to 2 business owners who accredit their organisations' turn around to introducing external coaches. Proving it doesn't only have a pay-off for the individual but the organisation.

    Interestingly, in both cases, they had given the coaches scope to work with employees as a whole person and not restricted specifically to work related issues.
  • Les Pickett | 25 Jul 2013, 08:25 PM Agree 0
    An effective coach will ask the hard questions that really should be addressed and help focus on critical areas ... as well as helping personal growth. A bad one is destructive disaster on the hoof!
  • Jack Douglas Cerva | 30 Jul 2013, 01:11 AM Agree 0
    A valuable comment that 'coaching' should be short term in nature vs mentoring. It was a good call to action with an executive I am now working-- I believe we have moved to more of a mentoring relationship, and need to address that. And this insight adds creedance to Gerrit's remarks above, I certainly get insight from feedback.
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