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A Coach's Guide to Developing Exemplary Leaders: Making the Most of The Leadership Challenge and the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) by Elaine Biech, Barry Z. Posner, James M. Kouzes

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Chapter 10. COACHING WHEN THINGS GO AWRY

In This Chapter

  • Address things that can go awry during a coaching assignment.

  • Suggest ideas for resolving and preventing problems.

Coaching is an exciting and interesting job; however, everything will not always be perfect. This chapter is dedicated to the unfortunate times when things seem just a little off, your leader isn't quite as motivated, or you are just not on top of your game. Let's explore a few things that can go awry, probable causes, and potential preventive measures.

WHAT'S THE BIGGEST CONCERN?

In 2008, Pfeiffer conducted a survey among the current Leadership Challenge coaches. Two items were repeated over and over as the biggest obstacles facing coaches:

  • Leaders do not follow through with their ...

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