ERIC Number: ED405478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Four Essential Ways that Coaching Can Help Executives.
Witherspoon, Robert; White, Randall P.
Coaching entails helping executives one on one to learn and to make the most of that learning. Because these encounters involve executives in different stages of their careers and in varied settings, coaching represents a continuum of roles. Consultants typically play four roles in working with chief executives, boards, and senior managers of organizations: as expert, as consultant, as trainer or educator, and as coach or counselor. Executive coaching entails four distinctly different roles, based on the primary function: coaching for skills (learning sharply focused on a person's current task); coaching for performance (learning focused more broadly on a person's present job); coaching for development (learning focused on a person's future job); and coaching for the executive's agenda (learning focused on the executive's agenda in the broadest sense). (A discussion of each of these coaching roles is followed by an example that consists of a situation, process, and results. Appendixes contain 12 notes, 14 references, and an annotated listing of 11 suggested readings.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrators, Adult Education, Consultants, Counselor Role, Counselors, Management Development, On the Job Training, Professional Development, Skill Development, Tutors
Center for Creative Leadership, P.O. Box 26300, Greensboro, NC 27438-6300 (stock #175, $10).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC.