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Growing Yourself as a Leader by Brian Sutton, Robina Chatham

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3 DEVELOPING YOURSELF THROUGH MENTORING AND COACHING OTHERS

The focus of this chapter is on how to become more purposeful about your informal sources of learning. It is about starting to see every interaction with other people as an opportunity for your own learning.

Increasingly you will be expected as a leader to take a primary role in mentoring and coaching members of your team. In this chapter we will not specifically address how you go about mentoring or coaching as most organisations have a preferred model, but we will direct your attention towards certain core practices that are common to all. Our focus here is primarily upon what you can gain from the process of mentoring and coaching others and how you can become more sensitive to ...

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