Leadership Coaching Tip

Leadership Coaching Tips / October 2002

Explore Meaning Making Important to the coaching process is supporting the leader and the collective of which s/he is a part to gain clarity about how they make meaning in the face of change and ambiguity. One approach is to explore meaning making in levels that parallel those of learning: performance enhancement, individual and system change, and transformation–a change in meaning. Executives that I work with currently are finding the exploration of transformational learning, the learning about the learner, to be an important asset in their own growth and in working with others. Such transformative learning is primarily about themselves as individuals and their relationship with the collective. It is about exploring the shared field.