CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT

COACHING TOOLS FOR THE LEADERSHIP JOURNEY

By Ken Blanchard, Madeleine Homan Blanchard, and Linda Miller

The road to effective leadership can be a rocky one and the way ahead is not always clear, particularly for new managers. In his book The First 90 Days1 Michael Watkins reveals that it normally takes more than six months for leaders in new positions to start contributing to the bottom line. Coaching can shorten that time period, as well as establish a firm foundation for exceptional leadership over the course of a lifetime.

In this article we’ll discuss two coaching tools that are particularly effective in accelerating the new leader’s journey to effectiveness: Relationship Mapping and Leadership Point of View.

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