Leaders as Coaches

Effective leaders coach their people and actively seek coaching themselves.

—Robert Steven Kaplan

Part 1 outlined the best practices and latest research on succession management, leadership attributes and identifying future leaders. Part 2, Leadership in Action, covers the skills and competencies that determine whether leaders are high functioning and successful or are, sadly, just names on an organizational chart. One of the key skills of leaders of today (and most definitely of tomorrow) is that of coaching. Leaders not only need to get their team motivated and engaged, they also are required to ensure that as they move up in the organization their knowledge and skills are passed on to those who fill the leadership void ...

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