Have the skills, don’t have the time. Mentoring/coaching
has taken a back seat in my organization.
I could improve on how to push them in the right
direction without doing it for them. I also need
improvement on handling difﬁcult confrontations.
[I would need another] few years on the
job in order to be taken seriously.
Almost Everyone Wants a Coach
The research clearly demonstrates that almost everyone—regard-
less of generation or level in the organization—wants a coach.
Similarly, almost everyone thinks that she has the skills to be a
coach—or that she could learn them given organizational support.
Even when they teach, men learn.
—SENECA THE YOUNGER (4 B.C.–65 A.D.), Epistulae
ALMOST EVERYONE WANTS A COACH 205
Figure 10.11. Responses to the Question, “Do You Have
the Skills to Coach Someone?” by Organizational Level.