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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 Utilize Peer Coaching

Introduction

Peer coaches are a powerful and underutilized source of performance support—not just for introductory courses, but even at the highest levels of executive leadership. For example, at GE's famous Crotonville Leadership Center, Linda Sharkey reported that “when the leadership teams share their development needs with each other and use the coaching model, they often find three things: (1) they have similar issues, (2) they get great improvement suggestions from each other, and (3) they get support from each other to improve” (2003, p. 73).

Peer coaches can also help provide accountability and encourage ...

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