Coaching the Failing MVP
Dominick Volini, Ph.D.
Northeast Leadership Development Practice Lead, Right Management
As was emphasized in Chapter 4, coaching has moved well beyond its traditional function as an aid to the struggling person. It has been shown to add significant value to development initiatives of all kinds, especially when they target MVPs. MVPs, however, are as human as the rest of us. They, too, sometimes struggle and face failure. Typically, the MVP is most at risk when he or she is brought into an organization from the outside to assume a leadership role. In fact, research has shown that fully 40 percent of all newly appointed leaders fail to meet the expectations of their organization.10
In such instances, coaching ...