CHAPTER 10

Leader as Coach and Mentor

Lloyd Pearson and Ngwa Numfor

Mentoring is not only a fantastic way to build your own leadership capabilities, it’s a way to give back.

Julian Carle (2018)

Introduction

A leader’s primary responsibility is to help those around them reach their full potential (Truter, 2008). This makes the leader as a coach and as a mentor a vital competency for leading in today’s workplace. A team needs a leader who can be versatile by leading their colleagues effectively and properly developing them in their roles.

There has been a plethora of research (Carle, 2018; Truter, 2008; Kouzes et al., 2010) outlining benefits of ...

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