Being able to coach – and convincing others that you can – is socially desirable. Who would ever admit to being an ‘average’ coach? And yet, nature dictates that just as some people make great coaches, other don’t.
- Are you a pure Socratic coach, deft in the art of the penetrating question?
- Are you a blended leader, pragmatic in the use of coaching and skilled in other leadership styles?
- Are you an expert leader, committed to ‘show and tell’ as a way of developing the skills of other people?
Our research and on-going practice in building a ‘growth-mindset’ offers insights into three different ways of building people’s capability to grow others.