Importance Of Leadership Coaching

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Leadership Coaching- From where did it start?...Does it expire ? The word coach, according to historians, derived from the small Hungarian town of Kocs just west of Budapest. In the 1550’s it was here that superior wagons, carts and carriages were designed, wheeled vehicles drawn by horse power to carry people between Vienna and Budapest. It was here the culmination of all aspects of coaching: transporting people – teaching students – training athletes, would finally take hold in the American business marketplace.By the middle of the 20th century, sports had become its own world. With the subtle influence of contemporary thinkers echoing in the past, the first major transition from the sports coaching model to interpersonal coaching is credited…show more content…
As a single approach to leadership development however, each one of these has weaknesses that make them less effective than the holistic, individualist approach delivered by coaching.360 degree feedback can only be valuable when the data being delivered is understood, and there are specific objectives set for change, if this is required. Frequently, the feedback approach that offers wide participation fails to achieve change, and requires a large amount of time and effort to achieve long-term results. However, when used in relation to coaching, the 360 feedback can be a recognition of how the individual is developing, particularly if the feedback and the reasons for any constructive criticism are considered and evaluated. Since, it offers a valuable opportunity for further introspective reflection by the individual on their leadership approaches that they can discuss with their…show more content…
The first gives the individual a broader view of an organisation, and thus their place within it, so accelerating their learning. However, there is again no structured learning and frequently a conflict between performance and learning which leads to demotivation. The project or action based learning approach encourages teamwork and is highly related to business objectives. The drawback to this approach is that it can be time intensive, and there is not always a clear understanding of how it relates to leadership learning. When used within a coaching context however, both these methods can be used as learning, reflection and evaluation opportunities, maximising the potential development that can be

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