Leadership Coaching Tip

Leadership Coaching Tips / September 2001

It is not enough to help the individual leader develop competencies. It is also important to help them understand their motivations and relationships with what is challenging them and their businesses. When they are clear that this is something valuable for them to attend to, you can help them open the door to creativity and generativity. Explore their assumptions about innovation. Explore their boundaries to creativity. Help them reflect on how their behaviors relate to these. Help them build integrity in the relationship between their espoused theories and theories in use. Then make sure they face the implications of all of these for how they engage with other leaders when teamwork offers the greatest hope for business success.