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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 FIFTEEN

COACHING FOR GOVERNANCE

By Anna Bateson

This chapter focuses on the specific context in which business coaching is delivered to those who are responsible for the governance of organizations. Motivated by the desire to improve business performance whilst recognizing business risk, “coaching for governance” focuses on an agenda for change through the deployment and leverage of board members’ strengths.

The Stormy Seas of Business Leadership

Picture the captain at the wheel of his fishing trawler, scanning the horizon, watching the sonar, walking the deck, and talking to his crew. Where should they drop their nets? The familiar fishing grounds are exhausted. New grounds are protected by conventions which favor fleets from specific ...

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