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Coaching for Leadership: Writings on Leadership from the World's Greatest Coaches, 3rd Edition by Sarah McArthur, Laurence Lyons, Marshall Goldsmith

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CHAPTER THIRTEEN

COACHING TO EMPOWER

By R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr.

I believe that Empowerment Management is critical to creating an organizational environment that enables a diverse group of employees to contribute to their full potential. I believe further that Empowerment Coaching is critical to achieving Empowerment Management. This chapter explores the concept of coaching to empower, as opposed to coaching for execution.

By way of analogy, the chapter begins by looking briefly at the differences between these two modalities in the context of sports. It then explores what coaching for empowerment looks like in the field of diversity. It next examines the conditions that make Empowerment Coaching a viable choice. The objective is to enhance ...

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