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The Field Guide to the 6Ds: How to Use the Six Disciplines to Transform Learning into Business Results by Calhoun Wick, Roy V. H. Pollock, Andy Jefferson

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How to Provide Performance Support for Managers and Coaches

Introduction

Managers significantly influence the success of training. A study done at Pfizer illustrated the profound impact managers have on whether training produces results (Kontra, Trainor, & Wick, 2007). The study assessed the effectiveness of an important leadership development program by conducting a second 360-degree assessment of participants a few months after training. The results were revealing. The training produced more effective leaders—as judged by their direct reports, peers, and managers—provided that the participant's manager was engaged in coaching and support. ...

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